Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gum 29 should be the Lobster Nebula

I don't seem to have the imagination necessary to name astronomical objects. I still can't fathom why the Eagle Nebula is so named. However, this new image from ESO of Gum 29, a young star-forming nebula seems to beg for the name Lobster Nebula. However, that name's already taken by this blob. (I think the lobster is coming at you.) Still, when circled, Gum 29 looks quite tasty.