Self Care – Astronomy Picture of the Week: The Heart and Soul Nebula

Yeah yeah… I know Valentine’s Day was yesterday… but Astronomy Picture of the Week is on Wednesdays, so get over it.

This is an infrared mosaic known as “Heart and Soul“… two nebulae captured by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. As usual, click on the image for the .tif download…

Heart (right) and Soul (left) Nebulae

Heart (right) and Soul (left) Nebulae

I would say “Happy Valentine’s Day from the Universe!” but… you know… day late, and all…


  1. StevoR says

    Only a day late when did that light leave those nebulae .. ?

    (Clicks link sees about 6,000 ly figure for distance.)

    Hmm, what’s one day compared with a six thousand light year journey, not bad timing-wise that really.

    Like the two Maffei galaxies at the bottom as noted too.

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