Saturday, September 14, 2013

Air Pump

Hubble snaps a picture of IC 2560, found in the constellation of Antlia (visible in the southern hemisphere). What is Antlia? Why, the Air Pump, of course! Antlia is one of many strangely-named constellations in the southern hemisphere. The name comes courtesy of European explorers and the tools that bubbled up in the new age of science.

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