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Nebula is shaped like a skull and has a radius of 65 light years | Digital Trends Spanish


The nebula is a giant cloud of dust and gas in space. Some come from gas and dust that blows out a supernova explosion, while others are regions where new stars begin to form.

One of the most impressive is the Rosette Nebula, which is a massive star formation in the constellation Monoceros, the Unicorn.

It is a huge cloud of dust and gas located near a large molecular cloud. Also, according to the site Knovhov, is linked to the open cluster NGC 2244, whose stars were created in the last five million years from materials in the nebula.

A curious way

The Rosette Nebula is located 5,219 light years from our planet and has a radius of 65 light years.

It is formed with a rose or a flower and that is why it receives its name in English from Rosset. According to scientists, the petals of this rose would be a kind of “stellar nursery” where new stars are born.

Popularly, it is also called Skull, because it has the shape of a human skull from some orientations.

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How to observe it?

There are many space fans who try to see this nebula and appreciate its particular shape of a human skull.

These are some of the recommendations that those interested in observing it can follow.

“To see the Rosette Nebula visually, point your telescope to the right side of the constellation Monoceros and to the left of Orion the hunter. The best thing is to see it under a dark, moonless sky ”, the article explains.

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