Sunday, October 10, 2010

NCC 6751

NCC 6751 glows amidst the constellation Aquila and gets its beautiful colors from gases that were ejected from the hot star several thousand years ago. The star lost its outer gaseous layer which exposed its hot core. As a result, the ultraviolet radiation causes the gas to glow.


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