Kronus… Hot ice… Cold fire…

The spectacular planetary nebula NGC 7009, or the Saturn Nebula, emerges from the darkness like a series of oddly-shaped bubbles, lit up in glorious pinks and blues. This colourful image was captured by the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT). The map – which reveals a wealth of intricate structures in the dust, including shells, a halo and a curious wave-like feature – will help astronomers understand how planetary nebulae develop their strange shapes and symmetries. (1)

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Cronus gives birth to his children…

Cronus eats his children…

The circle of life and death will never stop.

From zero, One will be born.

Only to end up in nothingness.

A nothingness which breeds universes.

Living and dying.

Dying and living.

Hot ice.

Cold fire…

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