In a new post on Instagram on Wednesday, Nasa shared a stunning picture of cosmic jewellery and it has gone viral on social media already. Nasa's post features a fabulous picture of the Necklace Nebula, located around 15,000 light-years away.
The Necklace Nebula is a 19-trillion-kilometre-wide planetary nebula located about 15,000 light-years away in the northern constellation Sagitta.
It was discovered in 2005 from the Isaac Newton Telescope Photometric H-alpha Survey (IPHAS).
To describe it, Nasa, in the caption of their post, said, "Get in. We're going to the cosmic jewelry store! The Necklace Nebula is located around 15,000 light-years away. It's the glowing aftermath of an exploded star, consisting of a bright ring that measures about 12 trillion miles across, dotted with dense, bright knots of gas that resemble diamonds in a necklace."
See the picture here:
Social media users were ecstatic upon seeing the pictures and posted heart emoticons in the comments section.
Screenshots from Nasa's Instagram.