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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Herbig-Haro objects’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The cosmic brush of star formation composed this alluring mix of dust and dark nebulae. Cataloged as Sh2-239 and LDN 1551, the region lies near the southern end of the Taurus molecular cloud complex some 450 light-years distant. Stretching for nearly 3 light-years, the canvas abounds with signs of embedded young stellar objects driving dynamic outflows into the surrounding mediumSh2-239: Celestial Impasto  Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, University of ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

At the estimated distance of NGC 7129 (3,000 light-years), this telescopic view spans about 40 light-years.   Young Suns of NGC 7129  Image Credit & Copyright: Johannes Schedler (Panther Observatory) Explanation: Young suns still lie within dusty NGC 7129, some 3,000 light-years away toward the royal constellation Cepheus. While these stars are at a relatively tender age, only a few million years old, it is likely that our own Sun formed in a similar stellar ... Full Story

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