|starlight||Date: Friday, 11-October-2013, 8:41 AM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Group: untoten mage
The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, or VLT for short, has captured incredibly detailed images of the Toby Jug Nebula. The telescope, which is in Chile, took photographs which show a giant red star with wispy clouds of dust and gas loosely forming the shape of a beer jug and handle around it. According to the ESO, the nebula was formed by a star losing part of its mass, and it was dubbed Toby Jug by British astronomers Paul Murdin, David Allen and David Malin who thought its shape evoked that of the British beer jug. Report by Laurie Blake.