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]

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Anne's Picture of the Day: Reflection Nebula NGC 1999

April 21, 2013 NGC 1999, a reflection nebula in Orion Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) NGC 1999 is a bright reflection nebula of about 0.9 light-year across, located some 1,500 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Orion, the Hunter. This dust filled nebula is notable for a 0.2-light-year-wide black [continue reading]

mrt 162013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Stellar Gas Jets HH1 and HH2

March 16, 2013 HH1 and HH2, stellar gas jets in Orion Image Credit: J. Hester (Arizona State University), the WFPC 2 Team, and NASA Herbig–Haro objects HH1 (left) and HH2 are gas jets from a proto-star that lies about 1,500 light-years away in the constellation of Orion. Each of these jets span slightly more than [continue reading]

mrt 062013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Boogie Man Nebula

March 6, 2013 The Boogie Man Nebula, a molecular cloud in Orion Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) The Boogie Man Nebula (also known as Lynds’ Dark Nebula (LDN) 1622) is a dark molecular cloud of less than 10 light-years across that lies only 500 light-years away in the constellation [continue reading]