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European Space Agency spots a ‘space cat’ in Orion Constellation

European Space Agency has found a shape which looks much more like a being belonging to Earth than any of the constellations identified throughout history.It also resembles itself to ‘a fox, running with its mouth open and looking ahead, its vigilant eyes pointing to the right’.

It was spotted by the GAIA satellite, which launched in 2013 and is on a mission to build a 3D map of the Milky Way, our own galaxy. European Space Agency defined it as a black kitten with a white nose, paws in the front stretching towards the right of the frame and tail up towards the left.

This belongs to a dark nebula, a dense cloud of gas and dust in the constellation of Orion, the Hunter, with the cat’s nose (or fox’s eye) corresponding to the Orion Nebula Cluster, a star cluster near the famous Orion Nebula, M42,’ ESA wrote.


By: Swati Kaushal


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