okt 152013
Anne's Image of the Day: The Rosette Nebula

October 15, 2013 The Rosette Nebula, an emission nebula in Monoceros Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (http://astroanarchy.zenfolio.com) The Rosette Nebula (Caldwell 49 or Sh2-275) is a circular emission nebula of some 130 light-years across that lies near one end of the giant the Rosette Molecular Cloud in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy, about [continue reading]

aug 202013
Free-Floating Planets May be Born Free

  Tiny, round, cold clouds in space have all the right characteristics to form planets with no parent star. New observations, made with Chalmers University of Technology telescopes, show that not all free-floating planets were thrown out of existing planetary systems. They can also be born free.   A part of the Rosette Nebula, a [continue reading]