Today’s post is just a collection of some rather beautiful pictures of the universe we live in. To put our own planet and lives here into perspective.
JULY 6, 2010: Like a July 4 fireworks display, a young, glittering collection of stars looks like an aerial burst. The cluster is surrounded by clouds of interstellar gas and dust—the raw material for new star formation. The nebula, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina, contains a central cluster of huge, hot stars, called NGC 3603. Star clusters like NGC 3603 provide important clues to understanding the origin of massive star formation in the early, distant universe.
This Hubble Space Telescope image was captured in August 2009 and December 2009 with the Wide Field Camera 3 in both visible and infrared light, which trace the glow of sulfur, hydrogen, and iron.
Second Post (can’t extract picture but worth a look): View the Universe in Different Wavelengths at http://www.chromoscope.net/
Third Post: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100706.html
HCG 87: A Small Group of Galaxies