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Thor's Helmet Nebula Glows Brightly | Space Wallpaper

Thor's Helmet Nebula Glows Brightly
In deep space NGC 2359, a glowing cloud of gas and dust takes the shape of Thor's mythical helmet and the colors declare the composition of the beautiful patches. (Image credit: J.A. Toala & M.A. Guerrero (IAA-CSIC), Y.-H. Chu (UIUC/ASIAA), R.A. Gruendl (UIUC), S. Mazlin, J. Harvey, D. Verschatse & R. Gilbert (SSRO-South) and ESA)

A glowing cloud of gas and dust, known as NGC 2359, takes the shape of Thor's mythical helmet. The brilliant colors of the giant cloud express without words the makeup of the nebula: blue shows X-ray emission, while pale red and green reveal ionized hydrogen and oxygen. [Read more about Thor's Helmet.]

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