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Rose Seagull Wing, variant

Rose Seagull Wing, variant

Edited European Southern Observatory image of part of the Seagull Nebula. Inverted grayscale variant.

Original caption: Colourful and wispy Sharpless 2-296 forms the “wings” of an area of sky known as the Seagull Nebula — named for its resemblance to a gull in flight. This celestial bird contains a fascinating mix of intriguing astronomical objects. Glowing clouds weave amid dark dust lanes and bright stars. The Seagull Nebula — made up of dust, hydrogen, helium and traces of heavier elements — is the hot and energetic birthplace of new stars.

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Photo taken on 8 August 2019 (© sjrankin / Flickr)

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 seagull nebula, 8 august 2019, edited, eso, european southern observatory, nebula, stars, grayscale, ic 2177, charpless 2-296, 34.44mb, large

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