How could we possibly pass up the opportunity to post a photo of something scientists are calling “the soccer ball nebula”? That’s right, we couldn’t.
Technically named “Kronberger 61″, the nebula is unique because of it’s spheroid shape. Apparently nebulas don’t usually look like balls.
And just in case you’re like me and aren’t quite sure what a nebula is, here you go:
neb·u·la/ˈnebyələ/Noun1. A cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that a cloud of gas and space dust coalesced into a shape that is unmistakeably a soccer ball. It’s a sign.
On the heels of the meteorite soccer ball we highlighted before, this only bolsters the notion that whatever higher power is out there is a massive fan of footy. You don’t see any American football nebulas, do you?
Source: National Geographic