mei 102013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Flame Nebula

May 10, 2013 The Flame Nebula, an emission nebula in Orion Image Credit: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA; Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit The Flame Nebula (designated NGC 2024, Orion B and Sh2-277) is an emission nebula, a star-forming cloud of gas and dust, located about 1,500 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Orion (the Hunter). [continue reading]

dec 042012
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Flame & The Horsehead

December 4, 2012 The Flame & The Horsehead in Orion Image Credit & Copyright: Dan Huffman, Feather River Observatory (http://www.featherriverwoodworks.com) The Flame Nebula (on the left bottom) & The Horsehead Nebula (in the center) are both located about 1,500 light-years away from us in the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, an active star-forming region in the [continue reading]