Monday, October 24, 2011

APOD 1.8

Clouds of Perseus
     The constellation Perseuscontains the California Nebula which contains atomic hydrogen gas and the blue star Xi Persei.  In addition to the California Nebula, it also contains the Flying Ghost Nebula.  These dust clouds are hundreds of light years above the galactic plane and they reflect light from our Milky Way galaxy.
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