The Witches Broom Nebula

Celestial Witch’s Broom

More commonly known as The Pencil Nebula which is also known as NGC 2736, is a small part of a supernova in the southern constellation of Vela. This gorgeous new image is from the European Space Observatory (ESO) in La Silla, Chile which is celebrating 50 Years of incredible space imagery. Surprisingly this recent image wasn’t included in The Guardians best space-related pictures at the weekend, in my opinion it should have had the No:1 slot.Witches Broom Nebula
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This detailed view of the supernova explosion that took place about 11 000 years old was produced by the ESO’s Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope.

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