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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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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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

  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

  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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