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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

National Geographic has a Cosmic Blog

National Geographic is known for its yellow-edged magazines and fascinating photographs, but the organization also provides coverage on its website about scientific topics and a little bit of astronomy. In addition, National Geographic has a whole blog dedicated to the subject of astronomy. StarStruck provides an easy-to-read format to tell the latest astronomy news. The StarStruck contributors include Jon Brack, Andrew Fazekas, Marc Kaufman, Susan Poulton, and Luna Shyr.

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Blog Background

The background has three Hubble Space Telescope images, which are accessible at this Hubble webpage:

— LH 95 is a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation.

— Ant Nebula (also called Menzel 3) is an aptly-named planetary nebula located in the constellation Norma.
— Egg Nebula (also called CL 2688) is a protoplanetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

HubbleSite Image Links: LH 95, Ant Nebula, and Egg Nebula