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"This is a real shooting star! It is only a couple of hundred light years distant. Mira is moving very fast relative to everything near it, likely because it was ejected from a star cluster."

Wish on a shooting star (often)

Star Clusters

Combined visible and infra-red light images of star forming region Sharpless 2-106. This nebula is located about 2,000 light-years away in the direction of the constellation Cygnus. It is 2 light-years long and 1/2 a light-year across. The central star of this nebula is more than 15 times the mass of our Sun. It formed less 100,000 years ago, making this one of the youngest star-forming regions known.

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The Flaming Star nebula lies about 1,500 light years distant, spans about 5 light years, and is visible with a small telescope toward the constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga).

The core of our galaxy, seen in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Blue light is from stars, green light is from polycyclic carbon molecules, yellow and red light is from the thermal glow of warm dust.  This image spans approximately 1000 light years by 1600 light years.  The galactic core is 26000 light years away.

THE CORE OF OUR GALAXY, seen in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Blue light is from stars, green light is from polycyclic carbon molecules, yellow and red light is from the thermal glow of warm dust. This image spans approximately 1000 light years by 1600 light years. The galactic core is 26,000 light years away.

The Butterfly Nebula - NGC 6302 - Its wingspan covers over 3 light-years and it resides about 4,000 light-years away in the constellation of Scorpius

The nearest stars to Earth are in the Alpha Centauri triple-star system, about 4.37 light-years away. One of these stars, Proxima Centauri, is slightly closer, at 4.24 light-years.

The "Flaming Star" Nebula Lies A Distance Of About 1,500 Light Years, Spans About 5 Light Years Is Visible With A Small Telescope Toward The Constellation Of The Charioteer (Auriga)

NGC 7714 is a spiral galaxy 100 million light-years from Earth.

The Eskimo Nebula, about 5,000 light years away.
Source URL: http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2010/05/how_to_make_a_real_shooting_st.php
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