Galaxy Zoo Talk


  • aussiegoodstuff by aussiegoodstuff

    This is the first of this type of image after many thousands for me. I can only guess these are gas clouds.


  • JeanTate by JeanTate

    A (belated) welcome to Galaxy Zoo, aussiegoodstuff!

    Yes, this is a 'nebula' in our own galaxy, and there are several threads on them in the Galaxy Zoo forum, for example The Nebulae Collection (formed from many threads). This particular one is a mix of dust and gas, shining with reflected light from bright stars (by dust) and a kind of fluorescence (by gas).

    Here's a zoomed out view:

    enter image description here

    Happy (continued) hunting! 😃