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Boomerang Nebula May 27, 2012

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The Boomerang Nebula also called the Bow Tie Nebula and PGC 3074547, is a protoplanetary nebula,  in the constellation Centaurus, is the coldest known region in the Universe. [1][2]

Is located 5,000 light-years away from Earth, and is coldest place in the Universe found so far. With a temperature of -272 degrees Celsius, it is only 1 degree warmer than absolute zero (the lowest limit for all temperatures). [1][2]

The Boomerang Nebula in Polarized Light

Credit:

[1]-Stellarium

[2]-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boomerang_Nebula

[3]-http://www.wolaver.org/Space/boomerang-polarized.htm

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