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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Feb 14, 2014

Heart Nebula

It’s 7,500 light years away, in the Perseus Arm of our Milky Way galaxy, in the direction to the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen.

IC1805 aka the Heart Nebula via Flickr

IC1805 aka the Heart Nebula via Flickr

Here is IC 1805 otherwise known as the Heart Nebula. It’s an emission nebula with glowing gas and darker dust lanes, located some 7,500 light years away, in the Perseus Arm of our Milky Way galaxy, in the direction to the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen.

To all who celebrate it, happy Valentine’s Day 2014!

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