Interstellar Cloud in Colorful Embroidery

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Interstellar Cloud in Colorful Embroidery


It’s great when folks can work on crafts while they watch TV shows or listen to podcasts that are about the same subjects as the projects that they’re working on. That’s what happened to Tumbler user No Synonym for a Synonym when she spent 3 months making this spectacular embroidery piece “while listening to StarTalk, watching Cosmos, and marathoning some Star Trek TNG.”


This piece is called Mystic Mountain, and it depicts the Carina Nebula in 35 colors and about 12,000 stitches.

The Carina Nebula is a stellar nursery 7,500 light years away from earth. Eta Carinae, one of the most humungous stars in the universe, can be found there. It is about four times larger, and even brighter than the more well known Orion Nebula. You can see it in the southern sky.


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