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NASA Picture of the Day: Lynds Dark Nebula 1251
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Stars are forming in Lynds Dark Nebula (LDN) 1251. About 1,000 light-years away and drifting above the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, the dusty molecular cloud is part of a complex of dark nebulae mapped toward the Cepheus flare region. Across the spectrum, astronomical explorations of the obscuring interstellar clouds reveal energetic shocks and outflows associated with newborn stars, including the telltale reddish glow from scattered Herbig-Haro objects seen in this sharp image. Distant background galaxies also lurk on the scene, buried behind the dusty expanse.
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Asteroid Flybys Over the next 7 Days
NameDateMin Dia. (m)Max Dia. (m)Rel. Velocity (mph)Miss Distance (miles)
357622 (2005 EY95)4th Jul23151724,25637,787,165
(2003 MS2)5th Jul14632623,5377,299,465
(2010 JK33)5th Jul15234224,70510,705,763
(2016 BC14)5th Jul17539215,03226,379,138
(2004 XP14)6th Jul35078341,3219,914,512
(2017 XA1)7th Jul15234224,61030,496,654
539063 (2016 MK1)8th Jul40289983,33244,517,853
(2016 MK1)8th Jul40289983,33244,517,853
242450 (2004 QY2)8th Jul3051682459,67915,167,976
(2013 AN60)9th Jul11024753,31230,807,361
(2009 DR3)9th Jul13329736,54513,496,671
162183 (1999 NB5)9th Jul16035852,55844,937,273
(2020 LG1)9th Jul24655055,01537,786,217
(2007 ML24)10th Jul36682048,41825,834,157
523808 (2007 ML24)10th Jul36682048,41825,834,157