New View of the Swan Nebula From NASA's Airborne SOFIA Telescope

New View of the Swan Nebula From NASA's Airborne SOFIA Telescope

Using the SOFIA telescope, a team of NASA astronomers have conducted the most detailed survey of the interior of the Swan Nebula to date.

The Omega Nebula (Messier 17), also known as the Swan Nebula because of its distinct appearance, is one of the most well-known nebulas in our galaxy. Located about 5,500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Sagittarius, this nebula is also one of the b… [+5069 chars]

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