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 Zotlandia last edited: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:33:17 +0100  
Cuando miro estas imágenes, de belleza sobrecogedora, de nebulosas y constelaciones, me obligo a rectificar las sensaciones de silencio y serenidad que producen desde tan lejos y sustituirlas por otras más cercanas a la verdad: auténticos infiernos de polvo, explosiones y radiaciones mortales, ruidos y resquebrajaduras más propios de una pesadilla. El rojo de esta nebulosa es el el color con que vemos la inquieta e intensísima luz del inestable gas de hidrógeno...

Astronomy Picture of the Day (unofficial)Astronomy Picture of the Day (unofficial) wrote the following post Wed, 28 Nov 2018 13:00:04 +0100
APOD: 2018 November 28 - IC 1871: Inside the Soul Nebula


This cosmic close-up looks deep inside the Soul Nebula. The dark and brooding dust clouds on the left, outlined by bright ridges of glowing gas, are cataloged as IC 1871. About 25 light-years across, the telescopic field of view spans only a small part of the much larger Heart and Soul nebulae. At an estimated distance of 6,500 light-years the star-forming complex lies within the Perseus spiral arm of our Milky Way Galaxy, seen in planet Earth's skies toward the constellation Cassiopeia. An example of triggered star formation, the dense star-forming clouds of IC 1871 are themselves sculpted by the intense winds and radiation of the region's massive young stars. The featured image appears mostly red due to the emission of a specific color of light emitted by excited hydrogen gas.

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 Zotlandia last edited: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:59:23 +0200  
KatharsisdrillKatharsisdrill wrote the following post Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:11:54 +0200

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 Zotlandia last edited: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 12:32:09 +0200  
Sylvia JSylvia J wrote the following post Mon, 03 Sep 2018 06:47:27 +0200

The little-known nebula IRAS 05437+2502 billows out among the bright stars and dark dust clouds that surround it in this striking image from the Hubble Space Telescope. It is located in the constellation of Taurus (the Bull), close to the central plane of our Milky Way galaxy. Unlike many of Hubble’s targets, this object has not been studied in detail and its exact nature is unclear. At first glance it appears to be a small, rather isolated region of star formation, and one might assume that the effects of fierce ultraviolet radiation from bright, young stars probably were the cause of the eye-catching shapes of the gas. However, the bright, boomerang-shaped feature may tell a more dramatic tale. The interaction of a high-velocity young star with the cloud of gas and dust may have created this unusually sharp-edged, bright arc. Such a reckless star would have been ejected from the distant young cluster where it was born and would travel at 200,000 kilometers per hour (124,000 miles per hour) or more through the nebula.

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 Zotlandia last edited: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:16:21 +0200  
Astronomy Picture of the Day (unofficial)Astronomy Picture of the Day (unofficial) wrote the following post Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:00:07 +0200
APOD: 2018 July 17 - Moon and Venus over Cannon Beach


What's that spot next to the Moon? Venus. Two days ago, the crescent Moon slowly drifted past Venus, appearing within just two degrees at its closest. This conjunction, though, was just one of several photographic adventures for our Moon this month (moon-th), because, for one, a partial solar eclipse occurred just a few days before, on July 12. Currently, the Moon appears to be brightening, as seen from the Earth, as the fraction of its face illuminated by the Sun continues to increase. In a few days, the Moon will appear more than half full, and therefore be in its gibbous phase. Next week the face of the Moon that always faces the Earth will become, as viewed from the Earth, completely illuminated by the Sun. Even this full phase will bring an adventure, though, as a total eclipse of this Thunder Moon will occur on July 27. Don't worry about our Luna getting tired, though, because she'll be new again next month (moon-th) -- August 11 to be exact -- just as she causes another partial eclipse of the Sun. Pictured, Venus and the Moon were captured from Cannon Beach above a rock formation off the Oregon (USA) coast known as the Needles. About an hour after this image was taken, the spin of the Earth caused both Venus and the Moon to set.

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 from Diaspora
Quelle photo !!!! Quelle lumière ! La belle conjonction....
@Miguela Oui, Miguela, la magie du monde et la chance que quelqu'un était là pour le photographier.  Je te souhaite une belle journée.<3
 from Diaspora
@Manuel Que la tienne soit belle aussi !

 Zotlandia last edited: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:31:32 +0200  
Astronomy Picture of the Day (unofficial)Astronomy Picture of the Day (unofficial) wrote the following post Tue, 29 May 2018 13:00:08 +0200
APOD: 2018 May 29 - Aurora and Manicouagan Crater from the Space Station


How many of these can you find in today's featured photograph: an aurora, airglow, one of the oldest impact craters on the Earth, snow and ice, stars, city lights, and part of the International Space Station? Most of these can be identified by their distinctive colors. The aurora here appears green at the bottom, red at the top, and is visible across the left of image. Airglow appears orange and can be seen hovering over the curve of the Earth. The circular Manicouagan Crater in Canada, about 100 kilometers across and 200 million years old, is visible toward the lower right and is covered in white snow and ice. Stars, light in color, dot the dark background of space. City lights appear a bright yellow and dot the landscape. Finally, across the top, part of the International Space Station (ISS) appears mostly tan. The featured image was taken from the ISS in 2012.

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