Monday, December 5, 2011

Ooh Pretty..

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As always, click the picture to go to the APOD site, get a description from a professional astronomer and then click twice again to get a large version to stare at in Wide Wonder.



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10 comments :

  1. Looks like that nebula is wearing a corset that is waaay too tight. And just what is a "nebula" anyway?

    The soft, creamy gas cloud filling without the crunchy, galactic shell?

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  2. Sig, heh.

    A nebula is the result of a star puking its guts into space. You probably wouldn't want to be close to one.

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  3. Another stunning Photo! It reminds me of an iridescent abalone shell, only WAY bigger.

    I hope you had a nice weekend, Kid.

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  4. Star puke is a wondrous thing.

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  5. Bunni, it was wonderful as I hope yours was. :)

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  6. Trestin, I read recently, where the heavy elements all came from exploding stars. Such as gold, so you can tell someone you give gold to that it came from inside a star, traveled the universe on comets, and landed here in a violent screaming climactic event. It is romantic and true.

    :)

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  7. The endless canvas of wonderful things.

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  8. Admiral, It is good to live in a time when technology can show us these things.

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