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Thor's Helmet Facts

Thor's Helmet Facts Emission Nebula in Canis Major

Thor's Helmet is an emission nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 15,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Canis Major.

It is also referred to as NGC(2359) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Emission Nebula's location is 07:18:30.09 (R.A.) and -13:13:48.61" (Dec.).

Travel Time to Thor's Helmet

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A38073613,667,458,471.47
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26913,110,459,871.31
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.546,555,221,392.08
New Horizons Probe33,000304,825,740.45
Speed of Light670,616,629.0015,000.00

Fact File

NameThor's Helmet
TypeEmission Nebula
NGC Id2359
ConstellationCanis Major
Right Ascension07:18:30.09
Distance (Lt.Yr)15,000

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