This SPACE PHOTO Has A Fox Fur, A Christmas Tree, And More.

The human mind is wonderful in its capacity for seeing familiar objects in the unfamiliar. NASA all claims we should be seeing a Christmas tree and a fox fur or some shit in this photo, but all I’m seeing is a vagina. Yes, a vagina. I’m sorry. I apologize. I see it. It glares at me.


What do the following things have in common: a cone, the fur of a fox, and a Christmas tree? Answer: they all occur in the constellation of the unicorn (Monoceros).  Pictured above  as a star forming region  cataloged as NGC 2264, the complex jumble of cosmic gas and dust is about 2,700 light-years distant and mixes reddish  emission nebulae  excited by energetic light from newborn stars  with dark  interstellar dust clouds. Where the otherwise obscuring dust clouds lie close to the hot, young stars they also reflect starlight, forming blue  reflection nebulae. The  above image  spans about 3/4 degree or nearly 1.5 full moons, covering 40 light-years at the distance of NGC 2264. Its cast of cosmic characters includes the  Fox Fur Nebula, whose convoluted pelt lies at the upper left, bright  variable star  S Mon immersed in the blue-tinted haze just below the Fox Fur, and the  Cone Nebula  near the tree’s top. Of course, the stars of NGC 2264 are also known as the  Christmas Tree star cluster. The triangular tree shape traced by the stars appears sideways here, with its apex at the Cone Nebula and its broader base centered near  S Mon.

Nope, still seeing a vagina. Alas.