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10 Best Nebulae in the Universe

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10 Best Nebulae in the Universe

The Universe is an expanding and incomprehensible vastness of space. Humans have been exploring space, in some form or another, for millennia. From tilting our heads upwards, to looking through handheld tubes with glass, to most recently sending optical devices up into orbit to best view the voids of space.

Despite what seems like an endless effort of searching the heavens above, we’ve so thankfully come across what many consider to be the most beautiful objects in all of creation, myself included; nebulae.

A nebula or many nebula, known as nebulae, are insanely large collections of dust, gas and trace elements. Once photographed in several different wavelengths, these objects create some of the most stunning imagery ever viewed.

Let’s take a look at our collections of the 10 Best Nebulae in the Universe Infographic and you tell us which nebula you find to be the most beautiful!

Best Nebulae in the Universe #10: Orion Nebula

  • Distance from Earth: ~1,344 Light Years, 7,900,872,501,558,768 Miles

  • Location: Orion Constellation

  • Diameter: 24 Light Years, 141,087,008,956,406 Miles

 

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Best Nebulae in the Universe #9: Lagoon Nebula

  • Distance from Earth: ~4,100 Light Years, 24,102,364,030,052,791 Miles

  • Location: Sagittarius Constellation

  • Diameter: 50 Light Years, 293,931,268,659,180 Miles

 

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Best Nebulae in the Universe #8: Omega Nebula

  • Distance from Earth: ~5,500 Light Years, 32,332,439,552,509,842 Miles

  • Location: Sagittarius Constellation

  • Diameter: 15 Light Years, 88,179,380,597,754 Miles

 

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Best Nebulae in the Universe #7: Cat’s Eye Nebula

  • Distance from Earth: ~4,200 Light Years, 24,690,226,567,371,152 Miles

  • Location: Draco Constellation

  • Diameter: 4.5 Light Years, 26,453,814,179,326 Miles

 

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Best Nebulae in the Universe #6: Horsehead Nebula

  • Distance from Earth: ~1,500 Light Years, 8,817,938,059,775,411 Miles

  • Location: Orion Constellation

  • Diameter: 13 Light Years, 76,422,129,851,386 Miles

 

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Best Nebulae in the Universe #5: Hourglass Nebula

  • Distance from Earth: ~8,000 Light Years, 47,029,002,985,468,861 Miles

  • Location: Musca Constellation

  • Diameter: 1 Light Years, 5,878,625,373,183 Miles

 

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Best Nebulae in the Universe #4: Helix Nebula

  • Distance from Earth: ~74 Light Years, 435,018,277,615,586 Miles

  • Location: Aquarius Constellation

  • Diameter: 5.7 Light Years, 33,508,164,627,146 Miles

 

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Best Nebulae in the Universe #3: Crab Nebula

  • Distance from Earth: ~6,500 Light Years, 38,211,064,925,693,450 Miles

  • Location: Taurus Constellation

  • Diameter: 11 Light Years, 64,664,879,105,019 Miles

 

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Best Nebulae in the Universe #2: Eagle Nebula

  • Distance from Earth: ~7,000 Light Years, 41,150,377,612,285,254 Miles

  • Location: Serpens Constellation

  • Diameter: 110 Light Years, 646,648,791,050,196 Miles

 

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Best Nebulae in the Universe #1: Carina Nebula

  • Distance from Earth: ~8,000 Light Years, 47,029,002,985,468,861 Miles

  • Location: Carina Constellation

  • Diameter: 920 Light Years, 5,408,335,343,328,919 Miles

 

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