|It's the bubble versus the cloud.
NGC 7635, the
is being pushed out by the
of massive central star
Next door, though, lives a giant
visible to the right.
At this place in space, an
irresistible force meets an
immovable object in an
The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas,
but gets blasted by the hot radiation from the
bubble's central star.
The radiation heats up dense regions of the
molecular cloud causing it to glow.
The Bubble Nebula,
pictured above in scientifically mapped colors to bring up contrast, is about 10
across and part of a much
larger complex of stars and shells.
The Bubble Nebula
can be seen with a small telescope towards the
constellation of the Queen of
Credit & Copyright:
Larry Van Vleet