Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Tech
News18 » Tech
1-min read

NASA Spots 'The Spider' Nebula 10,000 Light Years from Earth

The Spider, officially named IC 417, lies near a much smaller object called NGC 1931. Together, the two are called 'The Spider and the Fly' nebulae.

IANS

Updated:April 15, 2016, 6:56 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
NASA Spots 'The Spider' Nebula 10,000 Light Years from Earth
The Spider Nebula lies about 10,000 light-years away from Earth and is a site of active star formation. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/2MASS

Washington: NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted a nebula known as "The Spider" - located some 10,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Auriga - which is clearly a site of active star formation.

The Spider, officially named IC 417, lies near a much smaller object called NGC 1931.

Together, the two are called "The Spider and the Fly" nebulae.

Nebulae are clouds of interstellar gas and dust where stars can form.

The Spider resides in the outer part of the Milky Way, almost exactly in the opposite direction from the galactic centre, the US space agency said in a statement.

Toward the right of centre, against the black background of space, one can see a bright group of stars called "Stock 8."

The light from this cluster carves out a bowl in the nearby dust clouds.

A group of students, teachers and scientists focused their attention on this region as part of the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP) in 2015.

They worked on identifying new stars in this area.

The mission is a joint effort between the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results