Cat's Paw Nebula ~ Nebulas are known for being identified with familiar shapes. Introducing the Cat's Paw Nebula visible in Scorpius. At 5,500 light years distant, Cat's Paw is an emission nebula with a red color that originates from an abundance of ionized hydrogen atoms. Alternatively known as the Bear Claw Nebula or NGC 6334, stars nearly ten times the mass of our Sun have been born there in only the past few million years. Pictured above is a deep field image of the Cat's Paw nebula.
A new theory claims that it is Raining on our Sun - Absolute Knowledge
Sun experiences plasma precipitation in form of mist as well as vicious showers. The sun of our solar system is quite consistent in comparison to some other stars of the Milky Way. The size and brightness of some of these stars vary so abruptly that it ends up in a vicious explosion. Our sun is…Read More Read More
Supernova remnant N49 Hubble lets astronomers probe objects in nearby galaxies with a clarity previously impossible. Case in point: these splintered remains of a massive star that exploded 160,000 light-years from Earth in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
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Lying over 110 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) is the spiral galaxy IC 2560, shown here in an image from NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. At this distance it is a relatively nearby spiral galaxy, and is part of the Antlia cluster — a group of over 200 galaxies held together by gravity. This cluster is unusual; unlike most other galaxy clusters, it appears to have no dominant galaxy within it. Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Nick…
Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Spacecraft Begins Secondary Mission in Space | Aerotech News & Review
NASA photograph From May 24, 2018, when the CRS-9 “S.S. J.R. Thompson” Cygnus arrived at the International Space Station and delivered approximately 7,400 pounds of cargo to astronauts on board. The spacecraft successfully departed from the station on July 15. Northrop Grumman has announced that its Cygnus™ spacecraft, following a highly successful stay at the …
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this image of dwarf irregular galaxy Holmberg II. The galaxy is dominated by huge bubbles of glowing gas, which are sites of ongoing star formation. - Credit: NASA & ESA
This Dying Star Is The Center Of The Coldest Place In The Universe
Until NASA's Cold Lab comes online in 2016, the coldest place in the universe is a faint scattering of gas and dust 5,000 light years away in the Centaurus constellation. The Boomerang Nebula is just 1 degree above absolute zero, colder than the natural background temperature of space.