Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Trapezium

Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart of the Orion Nebula, are four hot, massive stars known as the Trapezium. Gathered within a region about 1.5 light-years in radius, they dominate the core of the dense Orion Nebula Star Cluster....

That Orion Nebula is just chock full of stuff and it's only 8,700 trillion miles away.

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  1. How in good Christ's name do you measure a trillion miles.... let alone even comprehend it! Huh. At 20 miles per gallon at a cost of tree bucks a gallon..... how much gas do I need and how few and far between are the rest stops and happy meals for the kids?

    1. IMP, Exacterly. Well, you need the wealth of al gore to afford the gas cost. then you need rest stops that don't exist, then you need fast food outlets that will sell you double cheeseburgers for 1/10000th the price so you have a chance of getting there. Then God be With You, there is actually a mobile bathroom available to you when the need arises.

      I'm not optimistic.

  2. This photo is NOT beautiful. It looks like a picture of an organ in the body cavity bloated, distended and discolored in random patches by a deadly disease