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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Feb 14, 2015

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 Justin Ng.  See it larger at his website.

IC1805 aka the Heart Nebula via Justin Ng. See it larger at his website.

Our friend Justin Ng sent in this photo of IC 1805 – otherwise known as the Heart Nebula – on this Valentine’s Day 2015. 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.

Thank you, Justin Ng!

To all who celebrate it, happy Valentine’s Day 2015!

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