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  • The Tulip Nebula ⠀
Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (Astro Anarchy)⠀
Explanation: Framing a bright emission region this telescopic view looks out along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the nebula rich constellation Cygnus the Swan. Popularly called the Tulip Nebula the glowing cloud of interstellar gas and dust is also found in the 1959 catalog by astronomer Stewart Sharpless as Sh2-101. About 8,000 light-years distant and 70 light-years across the complex and beautiful nebula blossoms at the center of this composite image. Red, green, and blue hues map emission from ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. Ultraviolet radiation from young, energetic stars at the edge of the Cygnus OB3 association, including O star HDE 227018, ionizes the atoms and powers the emission from the Tulip Nebula. HDE 227018 is the bright star very near the blue arc at the cosmic tulip's center. Glowing across the electromagnetic spectrum, microquasar Cygnus X-1 and a curved shock front created by its powerful jets lie toward the top and right.⠀
APOD: 2014 November 15 - The Tulip in the Swan <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2nXWW84>http://buff.ly/2nXWW84</a>⠀
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    The Tulip Nebula ⠀ Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (Astro Anarchy)⠀ Explanation: Framing a bright emission region this telescopic view looks out along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the nebula rich constellation Cygnus the Swan. Popularly called the Tulip Nebula the glowing cloud of interstellar gas and dust is also found in the 1959 catalog by astronomer Stewart Sharpless as Sh2-101. About 8,000 light-years distant and 70 light-years across the complex and beautiful nebula blossoms at the center of this composite image. Red, green, and blue hues map emission from ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. Ultraviolet radiation from young, energetic stars at the edge of the Cygnus OB3 association, including O star HDE 227018, ionizes the atoms and powers the emission from the Tulip Nebula. HDE 227018 is the bright star very near the blue arc at the cosmic tulip's center. Glowing across the electromagnetic spectrum, microquasar Cygnus X-1 and a curved shock front created by its powerful jets lie toward the top and right.⠀ APOD: 2014 November 15 - The Tulip in the Swan http://buff.ly/2nXWW84⠀ ⠀ #tulipnebula #galaxy #milkyway #sulfer #lightyears #hydrogen #oxygen #interstellar #amazinguniverse #deepspace #telescope #space #opt #apod
    2017-03-29 14:56:36

  • Meteor in the Milky Way ⠀
Image Credit & Copyright: Marko Korosec⠀
Explanation: Earth's April showers include the Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust, moving 48 kilometers per second at an altitude of 100 kilometers or so, is swept up in this night sky view from the early hours of April 21. Flashing toward the southeastern horizon, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the rising Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the shower's radiant in the constellation Lyra, high in the northern springtime sky and off the top of the frame. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the right of the Milky Way's bulge. Higher still is bright planet Saturn, near the right edge. Seen from Istra, Croatia, the Lyrid meteor's greenish glow reflects in the waters of the Adriatic Sea.⠀
APOD: 2015 April 23 - Meteor in the Milky Way <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2nI4DT7>http://buff.ly/2nI4DT7</a>⠀
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    Meteor in the Milky Way ⠀ Image Credit & Copyright: Marko Korosec⠀ Explanation: Earth's April showers include the Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust, moving 48 kilometers per second at an altitude of 100 kilometers or so, is swept up in this night sky view from the early hours of April 21. Flashing toward the southeastern horizon, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the rising Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the shower's radiant in the constellation Lyra, high in the northern springtime sky and off the top of the frame. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the right of the Milky Way's bulge. Higher still is bright planet Saturn, near the right edge. Seen from Istra, Croatia, the Lyrid meteor's greenish glow reflects in the waters of the Adriatic Sea.⠀ APOD: 2015 April 23 - Meteor in the Milky Way http://buff.ly/2nI4DT7⠀ ⠀ #milkyway #meteor #april #meteorshower #horizon #constellation #lyra #spring #saturn #earth #amazinguniverse #beautifulplanet #adriaticsea #nasa #apod #opt
    2017-03-29 14:55:43

  • Orion in Gas, Dust, and Stars ⠀
Image Copyright: Roberto Colombari, Robert Gendler & Federico Pelliccia; Data: DSS PLOSS II⠀
Explanation: The constellation of Orion holds much more than three stars in a row. A deep exposure shows everything from dark nebulae to star clusters, all embedded in an extended patch of gaseous wisps in the greater Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The brightest three stars on the far left are indeed the famous three stars that make up the belt of Orion. Just below Alnitak, the lowest of the three belt stars, is the Flame Nebula, glowing with excited hydrogen gas and immersed in filaments of dark brown dust. Below and left of the frame center and just to the right of Alnitak lies the Horsehead Nebula, a dark indentation of dense dust that has perhaps the most recognized nebular shapes on the sky. On the upper right lies M42, the Orion Nebula, an energetic caldron of tumultuous gas, visible to the unaided eye, that is giving birth to a new open cluster of stars. Immediately to the left of M42 is a prominent bluish reflection nebula sometimes called the Running Man that houses many bright blue stars. The featured image covers an area with objects that are roughly 1,500 light years away and spans about 75 light years.⠀
APOD: 2014 November 11 - Orion in Gas, Dust, and Stars <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2n7TZEk>http://buff.ly/2n7TZEk</a>⠀
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    Orion in Gas, Dust, and Stars ⠀ Image Copyright: Roberto Colombari, Robert Gendler & Federico Pelliccia; Data: DSS PLOSS II⠀ Explanation: The constellation of Orion holds much more than three stars in a row. A deep exposure shows everything from dark nebulae to star clusters, all embedded in an extended patch of gaseous wisps in the greater Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The brightest three stars on the far left are indeed the famous three stars that make up the belt of Orion. Just below Alnitak, the lowest of the three belt stars, is the Flame Nebula, glowing with excited hydrogen gas and immersed in filaments of dark brown dust. Below and left of the frame center and just to the right of Alnitak lies the Horsehead Nebula, a dark indentation of dense dust that has perhaps the most recognized nebular shapes on the sky. On the upper right lies M42, the Orion Nebula, an energetic caldron of tumultuous gas, visible to the unaided eye, that is giving birth to a new open cluster of stars. Immediately to the left of M42 is a prominent bluish reflection nebula sometimes called the Running Man that houses many bright blue stars. The featured image covers an area with objects that are roughly 1,500 light years away and spans about 75 light years.⠀ APOD: 2014 November 11 - Orion in Gas, Dust, and Stars http://buff.ly/2n7TZEk⠀ ⠀ #orion #constellation #star #spacedust #spacestuff #lightyears #constellation #nasa #opt #flamenebula #horseheadnebula #M42
    2017-03-28 21:18:35

  • The Cat's Eye Nebula from Hubble ⠀
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)⠀
Explanation: To some, it may look like a cat's eye. The alluring Cat's Eye nebula, however, lies three thousand light-years from Earth across interstellar space. A classic planetary nebula, the Cat's Eye (NGC 6543) represents a final, brief yet glorious phase in the life of a sun-like star. This nebula's dying central star may have produced the simple, outer pattern of dusty concentric shells by shrugging off outer layers in a series of regular convulsions. But the formation of the beautiful, more complex inner structures is not well understood. Seen so clearly in this digitally sharpened Hubble Space Telescope image, the truly cosmic eye is over half a light-year across. Of course, gazing into this Cat's Eye, astronomers may well be seeing the fate of our sun, destined to enter its own planetary nebula phase of evolution ... in about 5 billion years.⠀
APOD: 2014 November 9 - The Cat's Eye Nebula from Hubble <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2ntVZaJ>http://buff.ly/2ntVZaJ</a>⠀
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    The Cat's Eye Nebula from Hubble ⠀ Image Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)⠀ Explanation: To some, it may look like a cat's eye. The alluring Cat's Eye nebula, however, lies three thousand light-years from Earth across interstellar space. A classic planetary nebula, the Cat's Eye (NGC 6543) represents a final, brief yet glorious phase in the life of a sun-like star. This nebula's dying central star may have produced the simple, outer pattern of dusty concentric shells by shrugging off outer layers in a series of regular convulsions. But the formation of the beautiful, more complex inner structures is not well understood. Seen so clearly in this digitally sharpened Hubble Space Telescope image, the truly cosmic eye is over half a light-year across. Of course, gazing into this Cat's Eye, astronomers may well be seeing the fate of our sun, destined to enter its own planetary nebula phase of evolution ... in about 5 billion years.⠀ APOD: 2014 November 9 - The Cat's Eye Nebula from Hubble http://buff.ly/2ntVZaJ⠀ ⠀ #cateyenebula #hubble #telescope #lightyear #interstellar #space #sun #astronomy #astrophotography #NGC6543 #nebula #beautiful #wow #deepspace #nasa #opt
    2017-03-28 15:07:26

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  • Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 660 ⠀
Image Credit: Gemini Observatory, AURA, Travis Rector (Univ. Alaska Anchorage)⠀
Explanation: NGC 660 is featured in this cosmic snapshot, a sharp composite of broad and narrow band filter image data from the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea. Over 20 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, NGC 660's peculiar appearance marks it as a polar ring galaxy. A rare galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings nearly perpendicular to the plane of the galactic disk. The bizarre-looking configuration could have been caused by the chance capture of material from a passing galaxy by a disk galaxy, with the captured debris eventually strung out in a rotating ring. The violent gravitational interaction would account for the myriad pinkish star forming regions scattered along NGC 660's ring. The polar ring component can also be used to explore the shape of the galaxy's otherwise unseen dark matter halo by calculating the dark matter's gravitational influence on the rotation of the ring and disk. Broader than the disk, NGC 660's ring spans over 50,000 light-years.⠀
APOD: 2014 November 8 - Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 660 <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2nMdaSn>http://buff.ly/2nMdaSn</a>⠀
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    Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 660 ⠀ Image Credit: Gemini Observatory, AURA, Travis Rector (Univ. Alaska Anchorage)⠀ Explanation: NGC 660 is featured in this cosmic snapshot, a sharp composite of broad and narrow band filter image data from the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea. Over 20 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, NGC 660's peculiar appearance marks it as a polar ring galaxy. A rare galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings nearly perpendicular to the plane of the galactic disk. The bizarre-looking configuration could have been caused by the chance capture of material from a passing galaxy by a disk galaxy, with the captured debris eventually strung out in a rotating ring. The violent gravitational interaction would account for the myriad pinkish star forming regions scattered along NGC 660's ring. The polar ring component can also be used to explore the shape of the galaxy's otherwise unseen dark matter halo by calculating the dark matter's gravitational influence on the rotation of the ring and disk. Broader than the disk, NGC 660's ring spans over 50,000 light-years.⠀ APOD: 2014 November 8 - Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 660 http://buff.ly/2nMdaSn⠀ ⠀ #Polarringgalaxy #galaxy #NGC660 #lightyear #constellation #stars #spacegas #spacedust #darkmatter #amazinguniverse #beyondourworld #opt #nasa
    2017-03-28 13:04:22

  • Sh2-155: The Cave Nebula ⠀
Image Credit & Copyright: Bill Snyder (Bill Snyder Photography)⠀
Explanation: This colorful skyscape features the dusty Sharpless catalog emission region Sh2-155, the Cave Nebula. In the composite image, data taken through narrowband filters tracks the glow of ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms in red, green, and blue hues. About 2,400 light-years away, the scene lies along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the royal northern constellation of Cepheus. Astronomical explorations of the region reveal that it has formed at the boundary of the massive Cepheus B molecular cloud and the hot, young stars of the Cepheus OB 3 association. The bright rim of ionized interstellar gas is energized by radiation from the hot stars, dominated by the bright star just above picture center. Radiation driven ionization fronts are likely triggering collapsing cores and new star formation within. Appropriately sized for a stellar nursery, the cosmic cave is over 10 light-years across.⠀
APOD: 2014 November 6 - SH2-155: The Cave Nebula <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2mmVpfu>http://buff.ly/2mmVpfu</a>⠀
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    Sh2-155: The Cave Nebula ⠀ Image Credit & Copyright: Bill Snyder (Bill Snyder Photography)⠀ Explanation: This colorful skyscape features the dusty Sharpless catalog emission region Sh2-155, the Cave Nebula. In the composite image, data taken through narrowband filters tracks the glow of ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms in red, green, and blue hues. About 2,400 light-years away, the scene lies along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the royal northern constellation of Cepheus. Astronomical explorations of the region reveal that it has formed at the boundary of the massive Cepheus B molecular cloud and the hot, young stars of the Cepheus OB 3 association. The bright rim of ionized interstellar gas is energized by radiation from the hot stars, dominated by the bright star just above picture center. Radiation driven ionization fronts are likely triggering collapsing cores and new star formation within. Appropriately sized for a stellar nursery, the cosmic cave is over 10 light-years across.⠀ APOD: 2014 November 6 - SH2-155: The Cave Nebula http://buff.ly/2mmVpfu⠀ ⠀ #cavenebula #sulfer #hydrogen #oxygen #spacestuff #astronomy #deepspcae #interstellar #massive #amazinguniverse #ceogeus #constellation #nasa #opt
    2017-03-27 21:16:01

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  • Moon and Earth from Chang'e 5-T1 ⠀
Image Credit: Chinese National Space Administration, Xinhuanet⠀
Explanation: Described at times as a big blue marble, from some vantage points Earth looks more like a small blue marble. Such was the case in this iconic image of the Earth and Moon system taken by the Chang'e 5-T1 mission last week. The Moon appears larger than the Earth because it was much closer to the spacecraft's camera. Displaying much of a surface usually hidden from Earth, the Moon appears dark and gray when compared to the more reflective and colorful planet that it orbits. The robotic Chang'e 5-T1 spacecraft, predominantly on an engineering test mission, rounded the Moon last Tuesday returned to Earth on Friday.⠀
APOD: 2014 November 4 - Moon and Earth from Chang e 5 T1 <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2n7RLEJ>http://buff.ly/2n7RLEJ</a>⠀
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    Moon and Earth from Chang'e 5-T1 ⠀ Image Credit: Chinese National Space Administration, Xinhuanet⠀ Explanation: Described at times as a big blue marble, from some vantage points Earth looks more like a small blue marble. Such was the case in this iconic image of the Earth and Moon system taken by the Chang'e 5-T1 mission last week. The Moon appears larger than the Earth because it was much closer to the spacecraft's camera. Displaying much of a surface usually hidden from Earth, the Moon appears dark and gray when compared to the more reflective and colorful planet that it orbits. The robotic Chang'e 5-T1 spacecraft, predominantly on an engineering test mission, rounded the Moon last Tuesday returned to Earth on Friday.⠀ APOD: 2014 November 4 - Moon and Earth from Chang e 5 T1 http://buff.ly/2n7RLEJ⠀ ⠀ #moon #earth #solarsystem #beyondourworld #spacecraft #orbit #amazinguniverse #snapshot #nasa #opt
    2017-03-27 13:00:32

  • Galaxies in Pegasus ⠀
Image Credit & Copyright: Alessandro Benedetti and Daniele Ceniti (AeW Observatory)⠀
Explanation: This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars and faint dust nebulae of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. A mere 50 million light-years away, the large spiral is one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. The disturbed looking group of galaxies at the lower left is well-known as Stephan's Quintet. About 300 million light-years distant, the quintet dramatically illustrates a multiple galaxy collision, its powerful, ongoing interactions posed for a brief cosmic snapshot. On the sky, the quintet and NGC 7331 are separated by about half a degree.⠀
APOD: 2014 October 23 - Galaxies in Pegasus <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2nM0c7j>http://buff.ly/2nM0c7j</a>⠀
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    Galaxies in Pegasus ⠀ Image Credit & Copyright: Alessandro Benedetti and Daniele Ceniti (AeW Observatory)⠀ Explanation: This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars and faint dust nebulae of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. A mere 50 million light-years away, the large spiral is one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. The disturbed looking group of galaxies at the lower left is well-known as Stephan's Quintet. About 300 million light-years distant, the quintet dramatically illustrates a multiple galaxy collision, its powerful, ongoing interactions posed for a brief cosmic snapshot. On the sky, the quintet and NGC 7331 are separated by about half a degree.⠀ APOD: 2014 October 23 - Galaxies in Pegasus http://buff.ly/2nM0c7j⠀ ⠀ #galaxy #nebula #openspace #pegasus #telescope #observatory # alessandro #lightyears #constellation #milkyway #snapshot #collision #cosmic #interstellar #spacestuff #amazinguniverse #beautiful #NGC7331 #deepspace #nasa #opt
    2017-03-25 22:22:54

  • Melotte 15 in the Heart ⠀
Image Credit & Copyright: Ivan Eder⠀
Explanation: Cosmic clouds form fantastic shapes in the central regions of emission nebula IC 1805. The clouds are sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from massive hot stars in the nebula's newborn star cluster, Melotte 15. About 1.5 million years young, the cluster stars are toward the right in this colorful skyscape, along with dark dust clouds in silhouette against glowing atomic gas. A composite of narrowband and broadband telescopic images, the view spans about 30 light-years and includes emission from ionized hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen atoms mapped to green, red, and blue hues in the popular Hubble Palette. Wider field images reveal that IC 1805's simpler, overall outline suggests its popular name - The Heart Nebula. IC 1805 is located about 7,500 light years away toward the boastful constellation Cassiopeia.⠀
APOD: 2014 October 18 - Melotte 15 in the Heart <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2n7E5dd>http://buff.ly/2n7E5dd</a>⠀
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    Melotte 15 in the Heart ⠀ Image Credit & Copyright: Ivan Eder⠀ Explanation: Cosmic clouds form fantastic shapes in the central regions of emission nebula IC 1805. The clouds are sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from massive hot stars in the nebula's newborn star cluster, Melotte 15. About 1.5 million years young, the cluster stars are toward the right in this colorful skyscape, along with dark dust clouds in silhouette against glowing atomic gas. A composite of narrowband and broadband telescopic images, the view spans about 30 light-years and includes emission from ionized hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen atoms mapped to green, red, and blue hues in the popular Hubble Palette. Wider field images reveal that IC 1805's simpler, overall outline suggests its popular name - The Heart Nebula. IC 1805 is located about 7,500 light years away toward the boastful constellation Cassiopeia.⠀ APOD: 2014 October 18 - Melotte 15 in the Heart http://buff.ly/2n7E5dd⠀ ⠀ #heart #nebula #IC1805 #stellar #stars #telescope #astronomy #constellation #cassiopeia #hydrogen #cosmic #interstellar #space #hubble #heartnebula #opt
    2017-03-25 14:06:12

  • Rosetta's Selfie ⠀
Image Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA⠀
Explanation: This Rosetta spacecraft selfie was snapped on October 7th. At the time the spacecraft was about 472 million kilometers from planet Earth, but only 16 kilometers from the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Looming beyond the spacecraft near the top of the frame, dust and gas stream away from the comet's curious double-lobed nucleus and bright sunlight glints off one of Rosetta's 14 meter long solar arrays. In fact, two exposures, one short and one long, were combined to record the dramatic high contrast scene using the CIVA camera system on Rosetta's still-attached Philae lander. Its chosen primary landing site is visible on the smaller lobe of the nucleus. This is the last image anticipated from Philae's cameras before the lander separates from Rosetta on November 12. Shortly after separation Philae will take another image looking back toward the orbiter, and begin its descent to the nucleus of the comet.⠀
APOD: 2014 October 16 - Rosetta's Selfie <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2n7OQfj>http://buff.ly/2n7OQfj</a>⠀
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    Rosetta's Selfie ⠀ Image Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA⠀ Explanation: This Rosetta spacecraft selfie was snapped on October 7th. At the time the spacecraft was about 472 million kilometers from planet Earth, but only 16 kilometers from the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Looming beyond the spacecraft near the top of the frame, dust and gas stream away from the comet's curious double-lobed nucleus and bright sunlight glints off one of Rosetta's 14 meter long solar arrays. In fact, two exposures, one short and one long, were combined to record the dramatic high contrast scene using the CIVA camera system on Rosetta's still-attached Philae lander. Its chosen primary landing site is visible on the smaller lobe of the nucleus. This is the last image anticipated from Philae's cameras before the lander separates from Rosetta on November 12. Shortly after separation Philae will take another image looking back toward the orbiter, and begin its descent to the nucleus of the comet.⠀ APOD: 2014 October 16 - Rosetta's Selfie http://buff.ly/2n7OQfj⠀ ⠀ #selfie #space #rosetta #spacecraft #earth #spacedust #spacegas #comet #spacegas #spaceshot #orbit #collide #nasa #opt #apod
    2017-03-24 14:30:57

  • The Helix Nebula from Blanco and Hubble ⠀
Image Credit: C. R. O'Dell, (Vanderbilt) et al. ESA, NOAO, NASA⠀
Explanation: How did a star create the Helix nebula? The shapes of planetary nebula like the Helix are important because they likely hold clues to how stars like the Sun end their lives. Observations by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and the 4-meter Blanco Telescope in Chile, however, have shown the Helix is not really a simple helix. Rather, it incorporates two nearly perpendicular disks as well as arcs, shocks, and even features not well understood. Even so, many strikingly geometric symmetries remain. How a single Sun-like star created such beautiful yet geometric complexity is a topic of research. The Helix Nebula is the nearest planetary nebula to Earth, lies only about 700 light years away toward the constellation of Aquarius, and spans about 3 light-years.⠀
APOD: 2014 October 12 - The Helix Nebula from Blanco and Hubble <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2nMfwAI>http://buff.ly/2nMfwAI</a>⠀
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    The Helix Nebula from Blanco and Hubble ⠀ Image Credit: C. R. O'Dell, (Vanderbilt) et al. ESA, NOAO, NASA⠀ Explanation: How did a star create the Helix nebula? The shapes of planetary nebula like the Helix are important because they likely hold clues to how stars like the Sun end their lives. Observations by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and the 4-meter Blanco Telescope in Chile, however, have shown the Helix is not really a simple helix. Rather, it incorporates two nearly perpendicular disks as well as arcs, shocks, and even features not well understood. Even so, many strikingly geometric symmetries remain. How a single Sun-like star created such beautiful yet geometric complexity is a topic of research. The Helix Nebula is the nearest planetary nebula to Earth, lies only about 700 light years away toward the constellation of Aquarius, and spans about 3 light-years.⠀ APOD: 2014 October 12 - The Helix Nebula from Blanco and Hubble http://buff.ly/2nMfwAI⠀ ⠀ #helix #nebula #hubble #observatory #telescope #astrophotography #star #earh #planet #space #lightyears #constellation #nasa #apod #opt
    2017-03-24 12:58:38

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  • Aurora and Milky Way in a Little Sky ⠀
Image Credit & Copyright: Göran Strand⠀
Explanation: Stepping stones seem to lead to the Milky Way as it stretches across this little sky. Of course, the scene is really the northern hemisphere's autumnal equinox night. Water and sky are inverted by a top to bottom, around the horizon stereographic projection centered on the zenith above Lake Storsjön in Jämtland, Sweden. In the north the Milky Way arcs from east to west overhead as fall begins, but the season is also a good time for viewing aurora. Geomagnetic storms increase in frequency near the equinox and produce remarkable displays of northern lights at high latitudes, like the eerie greenish glow reflected in this watery cosmos.⠀
APOD: 2014 October 3 - Aurora and Milky Way in a Little Sky <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2mmVrE2>http://buff.ly/2mmVrE2</a>⠀
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    Aurora and Milky Way in a Little Sky ⠀ Image Credit & Copyright: Göran Strand⠀ Explanation: Stepping stones seem to lead to the Milky Way as it stretches across this little sky. Of course, the scene is really the northern hemisphere's autumnal equinox night. Water and sky are inverted by a top to bottom, around the horizon stereographic projection centered on the zenith above Lake Storsjön in Jämtland, Sweden. In the north the Milky Way arcs from east to west overhead as fall begins, but the season is also a good time for viewing aurora. Geomagnetic storms increase in frequency near the equinox and produce remarkable displays of northern lights at high latitudes, like the eerie greenish glow reflected in this watery cosmos.⠀ APOD: 2014 October 3 - Aurora and Milky Way in a Little Sky http://buff.ly/2mmVrE2⠀ ⠀ #aurora #milkyway #equinox #horizon #fisheye #360 #sweden #cosmos #beautiful #nightsky #darksky #glow #stars #opt #apod #nasa
    2017-03-23 21:26:57

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    🔭🔭🔭🔭party🤙🏼 #Repost @space_sebs ・・・ Weapon of mass observation 😯😮😱 + 🔭🔭🔭🔭🔭🔭 . #astronomy #space #amateurastronomy #science #keeplookingup #cosmos #solarsystem #telescope #lookup #nightsky
    2017-03-23 20:02:56

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  • The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble ⠀
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; Reprocessing & Copyright: Francesco Antonucci⠀
Explanation: The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects. Though its wingspan covers over 3 light-years, NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the dying central star of this particular planetary nebula has become exceptionally hot, shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust. This sharp close-up of the dying star's nebula was recorded in 2009 by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3, and is presented here in reprocessed colors. Cutting across a bright cavity of ionized gas, the dust torus surrounding the central star is near the center of this view, almost edge-on to the line-of-sight. Molecular hydrogen has been detected in the hot star's dusty cosmic shroud. NGC 6302 lies about 4,000 light-years away in the arachnologically correct constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius).⠀
APOD: 2014 October 1 - The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2mmPM0w>http://buff.ly/2mmPM0w</a>⠀
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    The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble ⠀ Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; Reprocessing & Copyright: Francesco Antonucci⠀ Explanation: The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects. Though its wingspan covers over 3 light-years, NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the dying central star of this particular planetary nebula has become exceptionally hot, shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust. This sharp close-up of the dying star's nebula was recorded in 2009 by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3, and is presented here in reprocessed colors. Cutting across a bright cavity of ionized gas, the dust torus surrounding the central star is near the center of this view, almost edge-on to the line-of-sight. Molecular hydrogen has been detected in the hot star's dusty cosmic shroud. NGC 6302 lies about 4,000 light-years away in the arachnologically correct constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius).⠀ APOD: 2014 October 1 - The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble http://buff.ly/2mmPM0w⠀ ⠀ #nebula #butterflynebula #nasa #hubble #telescope #amazinguniverse #lightyears #dyingstar #ultraviolet #spacegas #spacestuff #dusty #cosmic #interstellar #constellation #NGC69302 #scorpion #opt #apod
    2017-03-23 14:53:19

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  • The Bubble Nebula ⠀
Image Credit & Copyright: Bernard Michaud⠀
Explanation: Blown by the wind from a massive star, this interstellar apparition has a surprisingly familiar shape. Cataloged as NGC 7635, it is also known simply as The Bubble Nebula. Although it looks delicate, the 10 light-year diameter bubble offers evidence of violent processes at work. Below and left of the Bubble's center is a hot, O star, several hundred thousand times more luminous and around 45 times more massive than the Sun. A fierce stellar wind and intense radiation from that star has blasted out the structure of glowing gas against denser material in a surrounding molecular cloud. The intriguing Bubble Nebula and associated cloud complex lie a mere 11,000 light-years away toward the boastful constellation Cassiopeia. This tantalizing view of the cosmic bubble is composed from narrowband image data, recording emission from the region's ionized hydrogen and oxygen atoms. To create the three color image, hydrogen and oxygen emission were used for red and blue and combined to create the green channel.⠀
APOD: 2014 October 2 - The Bubble Nebula <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2ntWylb>http://buff.ly/2ntWylb</a>⠀
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    The Bubble Nebula ⠀ Image Credit & Copyright: Bernard Michaud⠀ Explanation: Blown by the wind from a massive star, this interstellar apparition has a surprisingly familiar shape. Cataloged as NGC 7635, it is also known simply as The Bubble Nebula. Although it looks delicate, the 10 light-year diameter bubble offers evidence of violent processes at work. Below and left of the Bubble's center is a hot, O star, several hundred thousand times more luminous and around 45 times more massive than the Sun. A fierce stellar wind and intense radiation from that star has blasted out the structure of glowing gas against denser material in a surrounding molecular cloud. The intriguing Bubble Nebula and associated cloud complex lie a mere 11,000 light-years away toward the boastful constellation Cassiopeia. This tantalizing view of the cosmic bubble is composed from narrowband image data, recording emission from the region's ionized hydrogen and oxygen atoms. To create the three color image, hydrogen and oxygen emission were used for red and blue and combined to create the green channel.⠀ APOD: 2014 October 2 - The Bubble Nebula http://buff.ly/2ntWylb⠀ ⠀ #bubblenebula #nebula #NGC7635 #lightyears #luminous #constellation #cassiopeia #narrowband #hydrogen #oxygen #amazinguniverse #deepspace #telescope #observatory #space #amazingspace #opt
    2017-03-23 14:52:24

  • NGC 206 and the Star Clouds of Andromeda ⠀
Image Credit and Copyright: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), ⠀
Hubble Space Telescope, Local Group Galaxy Survey (Phil Massey, PI), Mayall 4-meter , Robert Gendler⠀
Explanation: The large stellar association cataloged as NGC 206 is nestled within the dusty arms of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. Also known as M31, the spiral galaxy is a mere 2.5 million light-years away. NGC 206 is near top center in this gorgeous close-up of the southwestern extent of Andromeda's disk, a remarkable composite of data from space and ground-based observatories. The bright, blue stars of NGC 206 indicate its youth. In fact, its youngest massive stars are less than 10 million years old. Much larger than the open or galactic clusters of young stars in the disk of our Milky Way galaxy, NGC 206 spans about 4,000 light-years. That's comparable in size to the giant stellar nurseries NGC 604 in nearby spiral M33 and the Tarantula Nebula, in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Star forming sites within Andromeda are revealed by the telltale reddish emission from clouds of ionized hydrogen gas.⠀
APOD: 2014 September 25 - NGC 206 and the Star Clouds of Andromeda <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2ntMybC>http://buff.ly/2ntMybC</a>⠀
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    NGC 206 and the Star Clouds of Andromeda ⠀ Image Credit and Copyright: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), ⠀ Hubble Space Telescope, Local Group Galaxy Survey (Phil Massey, PI), Mayall 4-meter , Robert Gendler⠀ Explanation: The large stellar association cataloged as NGC 206 is nestled within the dusty arms of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. Also known as M31, the spiral galaxy is a mere 2.5 million light-years away. NGC 206 is near top center in this gorgeous close-up of the southwestern extent of Andromeda's disk, a remarkable composite of data from space and ground-based observatories. The bright, blue stars of NGC 206 indicate its youth. In fact, its youngest massive stars are less than 10 million years old. Much larger than the open or galactic clusters of young stars in the disk of our Milky Way galaxy, NGC 206 spans about 4,000 light-years. That's comparable in size to the giant stellar nurseries NGC 604 in nearby spiral M33 and the Tarantula Nebula, in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Star forming sites within Andromeda are revealed by the telltale reddish emission from clouds of ionized hydrogen gas.⠀ APOD: 2014 September 25 - NGC 206 and the Star Clouds of Andromeda http://buff.ly/2ntMybC⠀ ⠀ #NGC206 #andromeda #telescope #stars #galaxy #milkyway #magellanic #spacedust #observatory #stellar #interstellar #beautiful #amazinguniverse #deepspace #astronomy #astrophotography #opt #nasa
    2017-03-22 15:04:57

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  • This Saturday 6-10pm OPT monthly Star Party at <a href=/user/wavelengthbrewingco/1>@wavelengthbrewingco</a> ! Come hangout and travel the universe with the OPTeam!⠀
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    This Saturday 6-10pm OPT monthly Star Party at @wavelengthbrewingco ! Come hangout and travel the universe with the OPTeam!⠀ ⠀ #opteam #wavelengthbrewingco #local #craftbeer #oceanside #vista #saturdaynight #astronomy #astrophotography #opt
    2017-03-22 13:30:51

  • The Lagoon Nebula in Stars Dust and Gas ⠀
Image Credit & Copyright: Remus Chua (Celestial Portraits)⠀
Explanation: The large majestic Lagoon Nebula is home for many young stars and hot gas. Spanning 100 light years across while lying only about 5000 light years distant, the Lagoon Nebula is so big and bright that it can be seen without a telescope toward the constellation of Sagittarius. Many bright stars are visible from NGC 6530, an open cluster that formed in the nebula only several million years ago. The greater nebula, also known as M8 and NGC 6523, is named Lagoon for the band of dust seen to the left of the open cluster's center. A bright knot of gas and dust in the nebula's center is known as the Hourglass Nebula. The featured picture is a newly processed panorama of M8, capturing five times the diameter of the Moon. Star formation continues in the Lagoon Nebula as witnessed by the many globules that exist there.⠀
APOD: 2014 September 24 - The Lagoon Nebula in Stars Dust and Gas <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2n1ZZN9>http://buff.ly/2n1ZZN9</a>⠀
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    The Lagoon Nebula in Stars Dust and Gas ⠀ Image Credit & Copyright: Remus Chua (Celestial Portraits)⠀ Explanation: The large majestic Lagoon Nebula is home for many young stars and hot gas. Spanning 100 light years across while lying only about 5000 light years distant, the Lagoon Nebula is so big and bright that it can be seen without a telescope toward the constellation of Sagittarius. Many bright stars are visible from NGC 6530, an open cluster that formed in the nebula only several million years ago. The greater nebula, also known as M8 and NGC 6523, is named Lagoon for the band of dust seen to the left of the open cluster's center. A bright knot of gas and dust in the nebula's center is known as the Hourglass Nebula. The featured picture is a newly processed panorama of M8, capturing five times the diameter of the Moon. Star formation continues in the Lagoon Nebula as witnessed by the many globules that exist there.⠀ APOD: 2014 September 24 - The Lagoon Nebula in Stars Dust and Gas http://buff.ly/2n1ZZN9⠀ ⠀ #lagoonnebula #nebula #stars #spacedust #spacegas #telescope #MGC6523 #lightyears #hourglassnebula #panorama #amazinguniverse #universe #space #deepspace #moon #planet #apod #nasa #opt
    2017-03-22 12:51:06

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  • Saturn at Equinox ⠀
Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NASA⠀
Explanation: How would Saturn look if its ring plane pointed right at the Sun? Before August 2009, nobody knew. Every 15 years, as seen from Earth, Saturn's rings point toward the Earth and appear to disappear. The disappearing rings are no longer a mystery -- Saturn's rings are known to be so thin and the Earth is so near the Sun that when the rings point toward the Sun, they also point nearly edge-on at the Earth. Fortunately, in this third millennium, humanity is advanced enough to have a spacecraft that can see the rings during equinox from the side. In August 2009, that Saturn-orbiting spacecraft, Cassini, was able to snap a series of unprecedented pictures of Saturn's rings during equinox. A digital composite of 75 such images is shown above. The rings appear unusually dark, and a very thin ring shadow line can be made out on Saturn's cloud-tops. Objects sticking out of the ring plane are brightly illuminated and cast long shadows. Inspection of these images is helping humanity to understand the specific sizes of Saturn's ring particles and the general dynamics of orbital motion. This week, Earth undergoes an equinox.⠀
APOD: 2014 September 21 - Saturn at Equinox <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2n1V1zU>http://buff.ly/2n1V1zU</a>⠀
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    Saturn at Equinox ⠀ Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NASA⠀ Explanation: How would Saturn look if its ring plane pointed right at the Sun? Before August 2009, nobody knew. Every 15 years, as seen from Earth, Saturn's rings point toward the Earth and appear to disappear. The disappearing rings are no longer a mystery -- Saturn's rings are known to be so thin and the Earth is so near the Sun that when the rings point toward the Sun, they also point nearly edge-on at the Earth. Fortunately, in this third millennium, humanity is advanced enough to have a spacecraft that can see the rings during equinox from the side. In August 2009, that Saturn-orbiting spacecraft, Cassini, was able to snap a series of unprecedented pictures of Saturn's rings during equinox. A digital composite of 75 such images is shown above. The rings appear unusually dark, and a very thin ring shadow line can be made out on Saturn's cloud-tops. Objects sticking out of the ring plane are brightly illuminated and cast long shadows. Inspection of these images is helping humanity to understand the specific sizes of Saturn's ring particles and the general dynamics of orbital motion. This week, Earth undergoes an equinox.⠀ APOD: 2014 September 21 - Saturn at Equinox http://buff.ly/2n1V1zU⠀ ⠀ #saturn #planet #solarsystem #nasa #2009 #saturnrings #earth #spacecraft #cassini #amazinguniverse #ouruniverse #opt
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  • Recycling NGC 5291 ⠀
Image Credit & Copyright: CHART32 Team, Processing - Johannes Schedler⠀
Explanation: Following an ancient galaxy-galaxy collision 200 million light-years from Earth, debris from a gas-rich galaxy, NGC 5291, was flung far into intergalactic space. NGC 5291 and the likely interloper, also known as the Seashell galaxy, are captured near the center of this spectacular scene. The sharp, ground-based telescopic image looks toward the galaxy cluster Abell 3574 in the southern constellation Centaurus. Stretched along the 100,000 light-year long tidal tails, are clumps resembling dwarf galaxies, but lacking old stars, apparently dominated by young stars and active star forming regions. Found to be unusually rich in elements heavier than hydrogen and helium, the dwarf galaxies were likely born in intergalactic space, recycling the enriched debris from NGC 5291 itself.⠀
APOD: 2015 November 21 - Recycling NGC 5291 <a target=_blank href=http://buff.ly/2mV4mLr>http://buff.ly/2mV4mLr</a>⠀
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    Recycling NGC 5291 ⠀ Image Credit & Copyright: CHART32 Team, Processing - Johannes Schedler⠀ Explanation: Following an ancient galaxy-galaxy collision 200 million light-years from Earth, debris from a gas-rich galaxy, NGC 5291, was flung far into intergalactic space. NGC 5291 and the likely interloper, also known as the Seashell galaxy, are captured near the center of this spectacular scene. The sharp, ground-based telescopic image looks toward the galaxy cluster Abell 3574 in the southern constellation Centaurus. Stretched along the 100,000 light-year long tidal tails, are clumps resembling dwarf galaxies, but lacking old stars, apparently dominated by young stars and active star forming regions. Found to be unusually rich in elements heavier than hydrogen and helium, the dwarf galaxies were likely born in intergalactic space, recycling the enriched debris from NGC 5291 itself.⠀ APOD: 2015 November 21 - Recycling NGC 5291 http://buff.ly/2mV4mLr⠀ ⠀ #NGC5291 #lightyears #earth #galaxy #telescope #constellation #intergalactic #space #beyondourworld #deepspace #amazinguniverse #opt #nasa #apod
    2017-03-20 14:47:36

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The Tulip Nebula ⠀ Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (Astro Anarchy)⠀ Explanation: Framing a bright emission region this telescopic view looks out along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the nebula rich constellation Cygnus the Swan. Popularly called the Tulip Nebula the glowing cloud of interstellar gas and dust is also found in the 1959 catalog by astronomer Stewart Sharpless as Sh2-101. About 8,000 light-years distant and 70 light-years across the complex and beautiful nebula blossoms at the center of this composite image. Red, green, and blue hues map emission from ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. Ultraviolet radiation from young, energetic stars at the edge of the Cygnus OB3 association, including O star HDE 227018, ionizes the atoms and powers the emission from the Tulip Nebula. HDE 227018 is the bright star very near the blue arc at the cosmic tulip's center. Glowing across the electromagnetic spectrum, microquasar Cygnus X-1 and a curved shock front created by its powerful jets lie toward the top and right.⠀ APOD: 2014 November 15 - The Tulip in the Swan http://buff.ly/2nXWW84⠀ ⠀ #tulipnebula #galaxy #milkyway #sulfer #lightyears #hydrogen #oxygen #interstellar #amazinguniverse #deepspace #telescope #space #opt #apod
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