Cocktail Astronomy | Propeller Nebula

Image Credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope / Coelum

Here at Future-ish, we love astronomy and we love cocktails. So to prep our fans (and ourselves) for those stellar weekend cocktail conversations, we are pleased to offer our Cocktail Astronomy post each Friday.

We've reached a cosmic cruising altitude with this week's Cocktail Astronomy and we're quite sure it will make the girls from ABC's Pan Am proud indeed. The natty nebula above is DWB 111, the Propeller Nebula. Located in the northern part of the constellation Cygnus, the Propeller Nebula is the result of hot and massive young stars creating particle winds that shape the ionized remnant gas of former stars. The image was taken in 2009 by the star of last week's Cocktail Astronomy, the Canada France Hawaii Telescope.