10May
By: Astroathens On: May 10, 2017 In: Astronomy Comments: 0
11Jun
By: Astroathens On: June 11, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0
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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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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