July: A cosmic zoo

Humans are very imaginative beings. Every civilisation has interrelated those bright dots in the sky and created characters or objects representing a wide variety of things and people. With the invention of the telescope, our ability to observe the Universe increased exponentially. A fly, a spider, tadpoles or a starfish are the names of animals that have been given to some of the nebulae in this field in the constellation Orion. What do you see?

Author: Daniel López / IAC (Astronomer STC - UC3)

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