02May
By: Astroathens On: May 2, 2018 In: Astronomy Comments: 0

InSight stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations Seismic meaning it’ll be measuring mars quakes. InSight will have a 5 meter probe that will go into the surface of Mars to take multiple measurements of its interior. Now keep in mind InSight is a lander not a rover it...

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21Oct
By: Astroathens On: October 21, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0
31Aug
By: Astroathens On: August 31, 2016 In: Astronomy, planetary Comments: 0
28Jul
By: Astroathens On: July 28, 2016 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0
06Jul
By: Astroathens On: July 6, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 1

  IN HONOR OF THE VERY FIRST WIND NEBULA FOUND AROUND A MAGNETAR….Swift J1834.9-0846….I present to you the BEST known wind nebula: the Crab nebula, found in the Taurus constellation. With info and imagery from the Hubble space telescope and NASA.gov I share in the enjoyment of this new...

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

  Horsehead nebula!! 1,500 light-years. Located in the Orion cloud complex. The shape of the dark cloud in the center is caused by stellar winds and radiation. It is visible in its silhouetted dust due to nebula IC 434, which glows red behind it. The glowing blue stars seen...

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

  A Nebula With a very hot star That was possibly catapulted from its original home… IC 405 Flaming Star Nebula is located in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the blue star AE Aurigae. It is hypothesized that the star was ejected from the Trapezium cluster of stars in the...

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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

  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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