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Nessie

(Nessie Nebula)
(star forming filament found in the Orion star forming region)

Nessie is a colloquial name for a Filament and Infrared Dark Cloud (IRDC) within the Orion Star-Forming Region (SFR).

Nessie appears to lie in the Scutum-Centaurus Arm, possibly being the "middle" of the arm. If so, its distance is about 3.1kpc, its width is on the order of .5pc, and its length depends upon interpretation of the data, early thought making it 80pc, later 160pc or possibly 430pc.


(object,molecular cloud,filament)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1007.5492
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~03.10kpc10.1klyNessie

Referenced by:
Filament

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