heart & soul nebulae


For Mother’s Day we celebrated with this gorgeous collection of images of two emission nebulae — aptly called the heart and soul.

When we honor all mothering guardian spirits — the carers and nurturers who birthed and raised us — those who brought us into being and enlivened our world.

Heart &Soul nebulae — infrared mosaic from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)

The Heart Nebula (IC 1805) is an emission nebula located at an approximate distance of 7,500 light years from Earth, in the constellation Cassiopeia. It is also known as Sharpless 2–190 (Sh2–190).

The Heart Nebula forms a famous complex known as the Heart and Soul with its smaller neighbour Westerhout 5, also known as the Soul Nebula, which lies just 2.5 degrees to the southeast.

Bless blessed blessings from the heavens above and around us!

Originally published at http://changewarrior.blogspot.com.



Bhakti Issa Urra

canvassing consciousness, constantly curious — ever challenged & changed