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Nothing like a Cute Microquasar

I enjoy science with a bit of whimsy. Welcome to the 20,000 year young Manatee Nebula!

W50 is one of the largest supernova remnants ever viewed by the National Science Foundation’s  Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array. At nearly 700 light years across, it covers two degrees on the sky – that’s the span of four full Moons!  The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has adopted a new nickname for W50: The Manatee Nebula.” from Space Daily 1.22.13

Manatee Nebula

 

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