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Amazing Christmas Wreath……..

Warm Greetings for Christmas to all,

what comes from outer space as well, Nasa discovers amazing nebula, Christmas is here…..


It’s a Christmas wreath… 1,000 light years away: Nasa discovers amazing nebula (complete with red bow and silver bells)


Last updated at 5:58 AM on 24th December 2011


Nasa scientists were in a very festive mood on Friday, releasing an amazing image of a nebula they nicknamed the ‘wreath nebula.’ 

The scene looks like a ring of evergreens decorated with a red Christmasy bow with silver bells throughout.

It was captured by Nasa’s WISE space telescope.


NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is getting into a festive mood this Christmas after imaging a beautiful nebula called Barnard 3, or IRAS Ring G159.6-18.5. Nicknamed the “Wreath Nebula” by mission scientists, Bernard 3 does have some familiarity with the green and red wreath hanging peacefully on your neighbor’s door. But looks can be deceiving.

The star-forming nebula is actually named Barnard 3, or IRAS Ring G159.6-18.5, reports.

But this picture of serenity is deceiving. From 1,000 light years away, this nebula looks peaceful but it is actually a mass of savage winds blasting from the central bright star. in the middle of the red area.

The blizzard winds have turned the warm dust into a wreath shape.




The central red glow is thought to be metal-rich gases being heated up by the central bright star.

Factor in the many shining stars, lovingly dubbed ‘silver bells’ by Nasa scientists, and you have a truly cosy Christmas scene.

A nebula is generally a star-forming region made up of gas, dust, and other materials that clump together to form larger masses.

These in turn attract further matter, eventually becoming big enough to form stars. 

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