Monday, September 25, 2023

Out of The World --- Day 12/274

Walk: Nails

Distance: 2 puny miles

The Running Chicken Nebula. Winner, Young. The Running Chicken Nebula, IC2944, is in the constellation of Centaurus, 6,000 light-years away from Earth. Embedded in the nebula’s glowing gas, the star cluster Collinder 249 is visible. 

© Runwei Xu and Binyu Wang

Ciwt hasn't a clue about the constellation Centaurus.  But she's so impressed that two young Chinese boys do and figured out a way to photograph it.  Winning the 'Youth' category of The Atlantic's 2023 Astronomy Photography of the Year contest for their efforts.

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