Space Ghost

The Hubble Space Telescope has snagged a shot of a faraway mass of oxygen, glowing green and in the shape of something ghostly. This cloud of gas is about 650 million light-years from the safe confines of Earth. The glow comes from a beam of light from a quasar (a luminous source of space energy) that may have gone dark 200,000 years ago.

 

Called Hanny’s Voorwerp—or Hanny’s Object if you don’t speak Dutch—this oxygen cloud is about the size of our Milky Way galaxy.

9 Responses to “Space Ghost”

  1. savage opress
    January 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    This is just plain weird, does anyone think these people who wrote this are lying?

    • capital
      January 18, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

      no, there is oxygen everywhere, not just earth

  2. bcr
    January 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    thats very intresting

  3. woyo13
    January 18, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    SWEET!

  4. thedude
    January 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    awsome

  5. snowgopher
    January 19, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    That is very cool It just goes to show life can exsist

  6. nin*gorin
    January 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    I don’t think they are lying, just mistaken.

  7. Flame Boy
    January 20, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    That’s alot of oxegen.

    • Anonymous
      September 7, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

      this is beast

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