Tonight's Sky
Sun
Sun
Moon
Moon
Mercury
Mercury
Venus
Venus
Mars
Mars
Jupiter
Jupiter
Saturn
Saturn

Tonight's Sky — Change location

OR

Searching...

Tonight's Sky — Select location

Tonight's Sky — Enter coordinates

° '
° '

Why is one of the three filters in the Hubble palette ionized sulfur? Is Sulfur really that prevalent in the universe?

Dennis Demcheck, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
RELATED TOPICS: SULFUR
Soul Nebula (Sharpless 2-199)

Sulfur is not terribly abundant in the universe. It shows up, however, near high-energy regions and objects such as supernova shock fronts and hot massive stars.

Astronomy magazine subscribers can read the full answer for free. Just make sure you're registered with the website.

Already a subscriber? Register now!

Registration is FREE and takes only a few seconds to complete. If you are already registered on Astronomy.com, please log in below.
ADVERTISEMENT

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
BoxProductcovernov

Click here to receive a FREE e-Guide exclusively from Astronomy magazine.

Find us on Facebook

Loading...