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In the Heart of the Heart Nebula

14 Feb 2018, 07:41 UTC
In the Heart of the Heart Nebula Alan Erickson

What’s that inside the Heart Nebula? First, the large emission nebula dubbed IC 1805 looks, in whole, like a human heart. It’s shape perhaps fitting of the Valentine’s Day, this heart glows brightly in red light emitted by its most prominent element: hydrogen. The red glow and the larger shape are all created by a small group of stars near the nebula’s center.

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