April 13, 2012 -- Astrophotographer Alan Friedman captured this gorgeous portrait of the sun on April 7 from his home in Buffalo, NY, using a backyard solar telescope and a new Grasshopper CCD camera by Point Grey Research. Viewed in a wavelength emitted by hydrogen alpha (Ha) the sun's surface details become visible, showing the complex texture of our home star's true face. Solar System, Buffalo Ny, Solar Telescope, Alan Friedman, Solarsystem, Capture Details, Astrophotograph Alan, Gorgeous Portraits, Surface Details
April 13, 2012 -- Astrophotographer Alan Friedman captured this gorgeous portrait of the sun on April 7 from his home in Buffalo, NY, using a backyard solar telescope and a new Grasshopper CCD camera by Point Grey Research. Viewed in a wavelength emitted by hydrogen alpha (Ha) the sun's surface details become visible, showing the complex texture of our home star's true face.
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Photographer Captures Detailed Photos of the Sun From His Backyard - looks like a grapefruit
Spiral Galaxy M74. Bright knots of glowing gas light up the arms of spiral galaxy M74, indicating a rich environment of star formation. Messier 74, also called NGC 628, is slightly smaller than our Milky Way. ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration. Acknowledgment: R. Chandar (University of Toledo) and J. Miller (University of Michigan)
spiral galaxy M74. Home to 100 billion stars
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Back to GalleryDownload Image › Full Size› 1600 x 1200› 1024 x 768› 800 x 600Spiral Galaxy Resembling festive lights on a holiday wreath, this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the nearby spiral galaxy M74 is an iconic reminder of the impending season. Bright knots of glowing gas light up the spiral arms, indicating a rich environment of star formation. Messier 74, also called NGC 628, is a stunning example of a grand-design spiral galaxy that is viewed by Earth observers nearly face-on. Its perfectly symmetrical spiral arms emanate from the central nucleus and are dotted with clusters of young blue stars and glowing pink regions of ionized hydrogen (hydrogen atoms that have lost their electrons). These regions of star formation show an excess of light at ultraviolet wavelengths. Tracing along the spiral arms are winding dust lanes that also begin very near the galaxy's nucleus and follow along the length of the spiral arms. M74 is located roughly 32 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Pisces, the Fish. It is the dominant member of a small group of about half a dozen galaxies, the M74 galaxy group. In its entirety, it is estimated that M74 is home to about 100 billion stars, making it slightly smaller than our Milky Way.
A face-on spiral galaxy located in the constellation Pisces, Messier 74 has two well defined spiral arms and is used as an archetype for the 'Grand Design Spiral Galaxy.' M74 is estimated to have some 100 billion stars. Use the code "VP20" during checkout at www.vintprint.com for 20% off all orders!
Die Spiralgalaxie M74 kann von der Erde aus in Draufsicht beobachtet werden. Ihre perfekt symmetrischen Spiralarme sind durchzogen von jungen blauen Sternen und pink strahlenden Regionen aus ionisiertem Wasserstoff. M74 liegt ungefähr 32 Millionen Lichtjahre entfernt in der Konstellation Fische. In ihr befinden sich nach Schätzungen 100 Milliarden Sterne, wonach sie kleiner als unsere Milchstraße wäre.
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Dooms Day - Myth #2 MYTH: Planet X Is on a Collision Course With Earth This 2002 Hubble Space Telescope picture of the star V838 Monocerotis and surrounding dust clouds has been said to contain evidence of a phantom world–alternately called Planet X and Nibiru–that is on course to collide with Earth in 2012. But, said NASA astrobiologist David Morrison, “there is no object out there. That’s probably the most straightforward thing to say.”...
My boss is a coauthor of this now iconic image of V838 Monocerotis. It's hard to describe what's happening here because the geometry is weird. They are light echos of a dieing star. A stereo animation may show it better. We tried on a Slacker Astronomy video podcast. Search YouTube for "V838 Mon" and you'll find it.
V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon) had been a dull star in an obscure constellation until January 2002, when it suddenly glowed 600,000 times more luminous than our sun, temporarily making it the brightest star in our Milky Way galaxy. NASA's Hubble Telescope captured the phenomenon called a 'light echo' consisting of light from a stellar explosion echoing off circumstellar dust.
In 2002, a dull star in an obscure constellation suddenly became 600,000 times more luminous than our sun, temporarily making it the brightest star in the Milky Way. The mysterious star, called V838 Monocerotis, has since faded back to obscurity. But observations by the Hubble Space Telescope of a phenomenon called a "light echo" around the star have uncovered remarkable new features
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The Eagle Nebula from Kitt Peak (Apr 16 2012) Image Credit: T. A. Rector & B. A. Wolpa, NOAO, AURA From afar, the whole thing looks like an Eagle. A closer look at the Eagle Nebula, however, shows the bright region is actually a window into the center of a larger dark shell of dust. Through this window, a brightly-lit workshop appears where a whole open cluster of stars is being formed. In this cavity tall pillars and round globules of dark dust and cold molecular gas remain. Astronomy
Look inside one of the great, star forming nebulae in our galaxy, and you're going to find some of the hottest, youngest stars you're going to find anywhere in the Universe. This is where the ultra-massive stars live, and in particular, the Eagle Nebula, above, may be home to an extremely recent supernova. The Eagle Nebula, the Orion Nebula, and many other regions filled with new stars are all great places to anticipate the next supernova.