Sophisticated Simulation Reveals How The Rosette Nebula Got Its Distinctive Shape

13th February 2018

About 5,000 light-years away, there is a rose-shaped nebula known for its reddish-pink hue with a peculiar hole right in the middle of it. The Rosette Nebula also has massive bright blue stars at its center, creating an incredible spectacle for astronomers. Now, thanks to new research, we know how it came to have this distinctive shape….