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]

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]

nov 262012
The Horsehead Nebula is a Cosmic Petroleum Refinery

  Astronomers find indications for vast petroleum reservoirs in the Horsehead Nebula   What sounds like science fiction is actually reality: using the 30m-telescope of the Institute for Radio Astronomy for astronomical observations in the millimetre range of wavelengths, astronomers have detected, for the first time, the interstellar molecule C3H+, in our galaxy. It belongs [continue reading]