In a spectacular social media post the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in its Instagram handle has shared an image of ‘cosmic jewellery’; that had led the netizens enthralled in its exquisiteness.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope’s twitter handle ‘nasahubble’ had shared the post that features an image of the Necklace Nebula located around 15,000 light-years away.
According to NASA’s Instagram post “The Necklace Nebula is located around 15,000 light-years away. It’s the glowing aftermath of an exploded star, consisting of a bright ring that measures about 12 trillion miles across, dotted with dense, bright knots of gas that resemble diamonds in a necklace.” It further states that a pair of stars orbiting close together produced the nebula, also called PN G054.2-03.4.
The comment of which filled with netizens’ awestruck messages. The image shared was a part of NASA’s “Choose your Hubble adventure” where users select the image that they like the most in NASA’s Hubble Instagram stories.
The Necklace Nebula is a 19-trillion-kilometre-wide planetary nebula situatedin the northern constellation Sagitta.It was discovered in 2005 from the Isaac Newton Telescope Photometric H-alpha Survey (IPHAS).