Okt 092013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Horsehead Nebula & NGC 2023

October 9, 2013 The Horsehead Nebula & NGC 2023 in Orion Image Credit: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit Credit for Hubble Data: HLA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Composite Assembly and Processing: Robert Gendler The Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33), a diffuse dark nebula and, to its lower left, the 4 light-years wide bright blue [continue reading]

Sep 082013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Star-Forming Region Messier 43

September 8, 2013 Messier 43, a star-forming region in Orion Image Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team. Messier 43 (also known as NGC 1982 or De Mairan’s Nebula, after its discoverer Jean-Jacques Dortous de Mairan) is a star-forming (H II) region of some [continue reading]

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]

Mrt 202013
 
The Youngest Stars Ever Seen Discovered by Herschel

  Astronomers have found some of the youngest stars ever seen, thanks to the Herschel space observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions. Astronomers have discovered some of the youngest stars ever seen, surrounded by dense envelopes of gas and dust. A portion of the survey is shown here in two side-by-side images [continue reading]