nov 282013
Anne's Image of the Day: Hind's Variable Nebula

November 28, 2013 Hind’s Variable Nebula, a variable nebula in Taurus Image Credit NOT Adam Block, what I thought. Does anybody know who made this image? Hind’s Variable Nebula (also known as NGC 1555, Sh2-238 or HH 155) is a variable nebula of about 4 light-years across, located some 400 light-years away from Earth at the edge [continue reading]

okt 132013
Anne's Image of the Day: The Taurus Molecular Cloud

October 13, 2013 The Taurus Molecular Cloud, a stellar nursery Image Credit: Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory (FCRAO), Gopal Narayanan / Mark Heyer The Taurus Molecular Cloud (TMC) is a star-forming region located only about 450 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Taurus (the Bull). The vast cloud is one of the nearest [continue reading]

okt 092012
Huge Amounts of Water Detected at Dawn of Stellar Birth

  ESA’s Herschel space observatory has discovered enough water vapour to fill Earth’s oceans more than 2000 times over, in a gas and dust cloud that is on the verge of collapsing into a new Sun-like star. Herschel’s infrared view of part of the Taurus Molecular Cloud, within which the bright, cold pre-stellar cloud L1544 [continue reading]