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The width of the Veil Nebula is 3 fingers

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View image | gettyimages.com So how does one calculate the width (in degrees) of any distant object – from say the Veil Nebula 2100 light years away to the width (in degrees) of that mountain just 21 miles away? Simple. But you will need a scientific calculator. Here’s one: http://web2.0calc.com/ Using the information given to you, […]

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The Veil Nebula. What’s a few trillion miles between friends?

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  Article Source: http://www.chron.com/news/nation-world/space/article/NASA-s-Hubble-images-of-Veil-Nebula-supernova-6530074.php I believe someone’s math is incorrect in this article. I’m not spoiling the fun, just correcting the record. The image is truly breathtaking and wondrous! But Numeracy counts. :~) 63,000 just didn’t seem big enough, and I was right. Somebody’s calculation re: the width of the Veil Nebula is off by a […]