mei 062013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Bug Nebula

May 6, 2013 The Bug Nebula Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team NGC 6302 (better known as the Bug Nebula or the Butterfly Nebula) is a 2,200 years old bipolar planetary nebula of some 3 light-years across, located within our Milky Way galaxy at about 3,400 light-years distance in the constellation [continue reading]

apr 292013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Supernova Remnant G350.1-0.3

April 29, 2013 G350.1-0.3, a supernova remnant in Scorpius Image Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/I. Lovchinsky et al. G350.1-0.3 is a very bright supernova remnant of just about 8 light-years across, located some 14,700 light-years away from Earth toward the center of the Milky Way in the constellation of Scorpius. It is associated with the neutron star XMMU [continue reading]

apr 232013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Blue Horsehead Nebula

April 23, 2013 The Blue Horsehead, a reflection nebula in Scorpius Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com, processing); Jim Misti and Steve Mazlin (acquisition) The Blue Horsehead Nebula (IC 4592) is a faint reflection nebula of about 40 light-years across, located some 420 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Scorpius, near [continue reading]

apr 192013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Nebula the Dark Tower

April 19, 2013 The Dark Tower, a cometary globule in Scorpius Image Credit & Copyright: Don Goldman, Astrodon Imaging (http://www.astrodonimaging.com) The Dark Tower is an elongated dark cloud of dust and gas of about 40 light-years across, located some 5,000 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Scorpius. Silhouetted against a crowded star field, [continue reading]

mrt 042013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Emission Nebula RCW 120

March 4, 2013 RCW 120, a galactic bubble in Scorpius Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech RCW 120 (also known as Sh 2-3 or Gum 58) is an emission nebula, a star-forming (H II) region of about 10 light-years across that lies some 4,500 light-years away from Earth, slightly above the flat plane of our galaxy in the [continue reading]

feb 022013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Cat’s Paw Nebula

February 2, 2013 The Cat’s Paw Nebula, an emission nebula in Scorpius Image Credit: ESO The Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334) is an emission nebula of about 50 light-years across, located some 5,500 light-years away in the constellation of Scorpius, while crawling toward us at approximately 1.6 kilometer per second. The nebula resembles a huge [continue reading]