Handmade Necklace - Star-Forming Region S106

Handmade Necklace - Star-Forming Region S106

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Handmade Necklace - Star-Forming Region S106

Image by the Hubble Heritage Team

Vintage handmade pendant with an image of Star-Forming Region S106 under a clear glass dome. 

The pendant is about an inch in diameter(25mm) and comes with a ~24"(~60cm) chain.

Available in a choice of two finishes:

GUNMETAL SILVER

ANTIQUE BRONZE

Material: alloy

Colors may vary slightly depending on the configuration of your screen.

Due to the handmade nature of these items there might be slight differences. Please allow for slight variations.

About this image:

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope presents a festive holiday greeting that's out of this world. The bipolar star-forming region, called Sharpless 2-106, looks like a soaring, celestial snow angel. The outstretched "wings" of the nebula record the contrasting imprint of heat and motion against the backdrop of a colder medium.

Sharpless 2-106, Sh2-106 or S106 for short, lies nearly 2,000 light-years from us. The nebula measures several light-years in length. It appears in a relatively isolated region of the Milky Way galaxy.

A massive, young star, IRS 4 (Infrared Source 4), is responsible for the furious activity we see in the nebula. Twin lobes of super-hot gas, glowing blue in this image, stretch outward from the central star. This hot gas creates the "wings" of our angel.

A ring of dust and gas orbiting the star acts like a belt, cinching the expanding nebula into an "hourglass" shape. Hubble's sharp resolution reveals ripples and ridges in the gas as it interacts with the cooler interstellar medium.


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