Meet the Skull Nebula and Bones residing in the constellation of Korma. Two creepy eyes watching us from outer space
Polundra! Take a few minutes out of your life and focus on the southern sky. On the horizon sails stellar nebula, which raised the Jolly Roger over the sails. The magnificent nebula NGC 2467, popularly known as Skull and Bones, is looking at you. A new picture shows the active birth of stars near the “mouth” of the formation.
Nebula NGC 2467 lives in the constellation Korma near the sleeve of Perseus of the Milky Way. Distant several tens of thousands of light years from Earth. It is believed that the nebula consists of several young star clusters with an age of 1-2 million years. This is a place of active birth of stars.
Image of Skull Nebula and Bones from Very Large Telescope
If you observe the nebula from Earth, it seems that a giant pirate face appears in space, where bright stars resemble menacing eyes. Sometimes it is also called a ghost.
A new image of the nebula is obtained by the Very Large Telescope as part of the program of the European Southern Observatory to familiarize a wide audience with unusual space objects.