"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean... Recently, we've managed to wade a little way out, and the water seems inviting." - Carl Sagan
The Swan nebula spreads its wings in cosmic photo
Messier 17, NGC 6618, the Swan or Omega Nebula is a region of star formation located in Sagittarius. Astrophotographers Bob and Janice Fera took this photo June 3 to 4, 2013 from Eagle Ridge Observatory in Foresthill, Calif.
Image credit: Bob and Janice Fera