11Apr
By: Astroathens On: April 11, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0
11Apr
By: Astroathens On: April 11, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0

  Supernova Stellar winds Stellar nursery Newborn stars NGC 6188. Located 4,000 light years from Earth Neighbor to constellation Ara. Home to many massive young stars that were formed only a few million years ago. Star formation is hypothesized to have formed through intense stellar winds and supernova explosions....

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11Apr
By: Astroathens On: April 11, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0

  The most recent photo taken of our Milky Way galaxy! All thanks to the APEX Telescope located in Chile! First photo ever taken of our galaxy in sub-millimeter wavelengths (aka between infrared and radio waves) hence why it’s coloring appears different than most photos you may have seen...

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11Apr
By: Astroathens On: April 11, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0
11Apr
By: Astroathens On: April 11, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0

  Thought this was cool!! It’s an artist’s rendition of a neutron star surrounded by a disk of hot gas. The gas closer to the center actually rapidly rotates around the neutron star at 40% the speed of light, experiencing effects predicted by Einstein’s theories of relativity. Neutron stars...

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11Apr
By: Astroathens On: April 11, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0

  Apollo 1 Apollo 7-17. The Apollo spacecraft’s had 3 parts! The command module (CM) The crew’s quarters and flight control section. The service module (SM) CM and SM are what’s needed to drive and direct the spacecraft and bring it into orbit. As it remains in orbit the...

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11Apr
By: Astroathens On: April 11, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0

  ITS A BIRD ITS A PLANE OTHER THAN A CLICHE ITS ACTUALLY TWO COMETS This is a 3D interactive program showing the orbits of comets: P/2016 BA14 & 252P/LINEAR. Brought to you by NASA.gov Comets are made up of frozen dust and rock with a tail of material...

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11Apr
By: Astroathens On: April 11, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0

  The Witch Head Nebula. Located in the Orion Nebula. 1,000 Lightyears away. Neighbor to Rigel, the 7th brightest star in the night sky. The blue glow from this nebula is caused by light reflected from Rigel and the traces of dust grains found in the nebula itself. These...

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