The Medusa Nebula

Braided and serpentine filaments of glowing gas suggest this nebula’s popular name, The Medusa Nebula. Also known as Abell 21, this Medusa is an old planetary nebula some 1,500 light-years away in the constellation Gemini. Like its mythological namesake, the nebula is associated with a dramatic transformation. The planetary nebula phase represents a final stage in the evolution of low mass stars like the sun as they transform themselves from red giants to hot white dwarf stars and in the process shrug off their outer layers. Ultraviolet radiation from the hot star powers the nebular glow. The Medusa’s transforming star is the faint one near the center of the overall bright crescent shape. In this deep telescopic view, fainter filaments clearly extend above and right of the bright crescent region. The Medusa Nebula is estimated to be over 4 light-years across. via NASA

Wikipedia article of the day for March 26, 2021

Wikipedia article of the day is Hi-5 (Australian group). Check it out: Summary: Hi-5 were an Australian children’s musical group formed in 1998 in association with the children’s television series of the same name, which premiered on the Nine Network in 1999. The five performers entertained and educated preschool children through music, movement and play. Kellie Crawford, Kathleen de Leon Jones, Nathan Foley, Tim Harding and Charli Robinson were the founding members. As one of Australia’s highest-paid entertainment groups, they were placed in Business Review Weekly’s annual list several times. The Australian Recording Industry Association certified their album It’s a Party as double platinum. Their albums Jump and Jive with Hi-5, Boom Boom Beat, and It’s a Hi-5 Christmas were certified platinum. By 2004, the original line-up had received three Logie Television Awards for Most Outstanding Children’s Program and five consecutive ARIA Music Awards for Best Children’s Album.