Derek Wiedmeyer

Derek Wiedmeyer

Derek Wiedmeyer
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This is an image of the Black Widow Pulsar moving through our galaxy at one million kilometers per hour. That is its bow shock wave. It looks like the grim reaper to me and if it passed too close to us, it would be.

The “Black Widow” pulsar moves at a speed of KM/hr. A bow shock wave is the greenish crescent shape. The pressure behind the bow shock creates a second shock wave that sweeps the cloud of high-energy particles back from the pulsar to form the cocoon.

The Sword Of Orion [Space Future: http://futuristicnews.com/category/future-space/ & http://futuristicshop.com/category/space-future-books/ Mars in the Future: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/mars/ NASA: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/nasa/]

The Sword Of Orion ~ The Orion constellation is noticeable for three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row. These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars.

Nebula! This is a deep image of the Sword of Orion - the three stars that make up the weapon hanging off the belt of this famous celestial hunter. The image showcases the amazing mix of physical and optical processes including atomic emission, Rayleigh scattering, reflection and absorption of light, that go on in this star forming region to create this kaleidoscope of colors and details.

“ This is a deep image of the Sword of Orion - the three stars that make up the weapon hanging off the belt of this famous celestial hunter. The image showcases the amazing mix of physical and optical.

Venus is visible above Earth's moon, which is illuminated solely by light reflected from Earth. Because of Venus's nearness to Earth and the way its clouds reflect sunlight, it appears to be the brightest planet in the night sky. Photo: NASA

Venus is visible above Earth's moon, which is illuminated solely by light reflected from Earth. Because of Venus's nearness to Earth and the way its clouds reflect sunlight, it appears to be the brightest planet in the night sky, NASA