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The Heart Nebula

IC 1805

2020

sep 20

The Heart Nebula, also known as IC 1805, is an emission nebula located in the constellation Cassiopeia. It is named the Heart Nebula due to its distinctive shape, which resembles a stylized heart when observed in certain orientations.

The nebula is located approximately 7,500 light-years away from Earth and is part of a larger star-forming complex known as the Cassiopeia Molecular Cloud. It spans an area of about 200 light-years across and is illuminated by a young, massive star cluster known as Melotte 15.

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