The Sword Of Orion - The Orion constellation is noticeable for three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row. These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars. These stars represent Orion’s Sword. Look for the Orion Nebula about midway down in the Sword of Orion, otherwise known as M42, a stellar nursery where new stars are being born. [Space Future: http://futuristicnews.com/category/future-space/]
This is a deep image of the Sword of Orion - the three stars that make up the weapon hanging off the belt of this famous celestial hunter. The image showcases the amazing mix of physical and optical processes including atomic emission, Rayleigh scattering, reflection and absorbtion of light, that go on in this star forming region to create this kaleidescope of colours and details. 6 inch apocromatic refractor FLI ProLine11002 CCD & CFW-2-7 LHaRGB = 5hrs 6hrs 30 30 30min Astronomik filters…
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New Simulation Offers Stunning Images of Black Hole Merger - Universe Today
A black hole is an extraordinarily massive, improbably dense knot of spacetime that makes a living swallowing or slinging away any morsel of energy that strays too close to its dark, twisted core. Anyone fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to directly observe one of these beasts in the wild would immediately notice the way its colossal gravitational field warps all of … Continue reading "New Simulation Offers Stunning Images of Black Hole Merger"
NOVA | Monster of the Milky Way | Inside an Enigma image 1
(Image 2) In this feature, NOVA producer Tom Lucas interviews NASA astrophysicist Steve Ritz on the bizarre nature of black holes.