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Monday, December 22, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘molecular cloud’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Is this a painting or a photograph? In this beautiful celestial still life composed with a cosmic brush, dusty nebula NGC 2170 shines near the image center. Reflecting the light of nearby hot stars, NGC 2170 is joined by other bluish reflection nebulae, a red emission region, many dark absorption nebulae, and a backdrop of colorful stars.NGC 2170: Celestial Still Life  Image Credit & Copyright: Leonardo Julio & Carlos Milovic (Astronomia Pampeana) Explanation: Is this a painting or ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The collaborative skyscape begins with bluish stars of Perseus at the left, but the eye is drawn to the striking, red NGC 1499. Also known as the California Nebula, its characteristic glow of atomic hydrogen gas is powered by ultraviolet light from luminous blue star Xi Persei immediately to the nebula's rightClouds of Perseus  Credit & Copyright: Image Data - Bob Caton, Al Howard, Eric Zbinden, Rogelio Bernal Andreo; Processing - Rogelio Bernal Andreo Explanation: Cosmic ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula  Image Credit & Copyright: Larry Van Vleet Explanation: It's the bubble versus the cloud. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible to the right. At this place in space, an irresistible force meets animmovable object in an interesting way. The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas, but gets blasted by the hot ... Full Story

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