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    Another beautiful astronomy photo!

    This one just released today, and I thought it was gorgeous enough to share:



    This newly released image shows the good olí Orion Nebula, one of if not the most active star-forming regions in the Galaxy. Itís pretty closeby as these things go, just 1500 light years away (the Galaxy is 100,000 light years across, so Orion is practically sitting in our lap).
    The image is a combination of visible light images taken by Hubble and infrared ones by Spitzer. Itís a little garish for my taste, but still cool. It shows shock waves as the four massive central stars (called the Trapezium) blast out ultraviolet light, heated hydrogen and sulfur gas, complex molecules which glow in the IR, and a lot of the chaos and weirdness typical in a nebula like this.

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    Re: Another beautiful astronomy photo!

    wow that is soooooooo amazing

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    Re: Another beautiful astronomy photo!

    That Orion know's how to shine. Thanks Froggy!!


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    Re: Another beautiful astronomy photo!

    That is amazing. Thanks for sharing it!

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    Re: Another beautiful astronomy photo!

    Love it! You can almost make out a person (abstractly) out of it.

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    Re: Another beautiful astronomy photo!

    Quote Originally Posted by BFJen View Post
    Love it! You can almost make out a person (abstractly) out of it.
    It's a beautiful picture!!! I can almost make out a bird of some sort, a beak and wings.
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    Re: Another beautiful astronomy photo!

    It looks like there is a hidden Mikey.

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    Re: Another beautiful astronomy photo!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Rick View Post
    It looks like there is a hidden Mikey.
    I'm, not crazy then... i see one too... and i bet Disney is going to copy write the nebula now... lol

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    Re: Another beautiful astronomy photo!

    It may turn out all they'er Mickey copy rights are invalid. After all how long has that mickey been there?

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    Re: Another beautiful astronomy photo!

    A very cool photo Froggy!! (thanks for posting it!)

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    Re: Another beautiful astronomy photo!

    Froggy
    Thank you so much for sharing that picture! I love astronomy pictures - they are so beautiful and so amazing. Makes me feel so small in this vast universe. Puts things into prespective.

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    Re: Another beautiful astronomy photo!

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    I sometimes think I was born waaaaaaayy too early. I'd love to travel to a place like that! I know humans will some day, only not in my lifetime.

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    Re: Another beautiful astronomy photo!

    That is just beautifuk
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