Helix Nebula. Credit: Cosmos. Am pretty certain that this isn't real (they look like this but without the middle eye bit looking like that), but it looks cool and is a great pic for writing inspiration!
The Helix Nebula - one of our most breath taking celestial wonders. Bite-sized, mind blowing space facts about the Universe and the cosmos. Whether you're new to astronomy / astrophysics or not, check us out @ www.instagram.com... Image: NASA / Hubble Space Telescope
The Helix Nebula is a large planetary formation in the constellation of Aquarius, and at about 700light-years away is one of the closest nebulae to the Earth. In the recent years the nebula has been given the nickname of ‘The Eye of God’, because of it’s characteristic optical shape.
#HelixNebula | ESO's Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) has captured this unusual view of the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293), a planetary nebula located 700 light-years away. The coloured picture was created from images taken through Y, J and K infrared filters. While bringing to light a rich background of stars and galaxies, the telescope's infrared vision also reveals strands of cold nebular gas that are mostly obscured in visible images of the Helix.