Beautiful yet “Ghostly” bubble in the space

Ghostly Green nebula (Credit: ESO)

Main points:

Astronomers have captured the “ghostly” green glowing bubble-like nebula, IC 1295, with the help of the ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. This nebula is about 3,300 light-years away from us.

Study Further:

European Southern Observatory (ESO) released this never seen and most clear image yet obtained, on April 10th and scientists reported this as “ghostly” image.

“It has the unusual feature of being surrounded by multiple shells that make it resemble a microorganism seen under a microscope, with many layers corresponding to the membranes of a cell,” officials from the European Southern Observatory wrote in a statement.

IC 1295 is present in the “shield” constellation, Scutum. Its greenish coloration is the result of ionized oxygen particles.

“At the center of the image, you can see the burnt-out remnant of the star’s core as a bright blue-white spot at the heart of the nebula,” officials from the ESO wrote. “The central star will become a very faint white dwarf and slowly cool down over many billions of years.”

ESO is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and is supported by 15 countries.


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