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Category Archive: Manatee Nebula

Jan 20 2013

Radio wavelengths bring dim nebula into exquisite high resolution

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Not long ago this object didn’t even have a name. It was just a dim hazy splotch in most telescopes, if they could see it at all. After being imaged by a high res wide radio telescope array in New Mexico, the one made famous in the movie Contact, it was christened the manatee nebula …

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