For those of you in the United States, FQTQ is wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving. It seems like there is a nebula for every occasion, and Thanksgiving is an exception to that rule.


This is the Great Turkey Nebula, and it's located very far away from us. Unfortunately, the Turkey Nebula doesn’t actually exist. This is (however) a picture of a real nebula that has undergone a little photoshoping to bring out the turkey look.


The base image is actually the Orion Nebula, one of the most famous nebulae in the night sky. Also called Messier 42 (or, M42), the Orion Nebula is located in the constellation baring the same name. It is located about 1,300 light-years from Earth.


See the resemblance to a turkey? (You can thank pareidolia later for this being burned into your mind)


Image Credit: NASA

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