Astronomy Picture of the Day – 13/8/2018

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IC 1805: Light from the Heart 
Image Credit & Copyright: César Blanco González

The Heart NebulaIC 1805Sharpless 2-190, lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. It was discovered by William Herschel on 3 November 1787. This is an emission nebula showing glowing ionized hydrogen gas and darker dust lanes

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