The Celestial Critter In New Hubble Telescope Photo

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PostFri Sep 06, 2013 12:20 am » by -Marduk-


NASA's Hubble Sees a Cosmic Caterpillar

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured what scienitsts are describing as a "cosmic caterpillar" nearly 6 trillion miles long slinking through deepspace.

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The celestial critter in the new Hubble telescope photo is actually a cloud of gas stretching one light-year (10 trillion kilometers) across, scientists say. This cloud is in the process of collapsing down under its own gravity to give birth to a star — but it's a race against time, because the established bright stars in its vicinity are fighting this process. There are 65 extremely hot, bright stars lurking nearby the cloud, visible on the right side of the image. A powerful stellar wind is blowing out from these stars, as well as 500 less bright companions nearby, gradually eroding the caterpillar cloud. There are 65 extremely hot, bright stars lurking nearby the cloud, visible on the right side of the image. A powerful stellar wind is blowing out from these stars, as well as 500 less bright companions nearby, gradually eroding the caterpillar cloud.

The cloud is fighting back, too, though, bulking up over time by collecting material surrounding its outer envelope. Whether the caterpillar will gather enough mass to counteract the erosion is unclear. "Only time will tell if the formed star will be a 'heavy-weight' or a 'light-weight' with respect to its mass," NASA scientists wrote in a statement. The caterpillar cloud is called IRAS 20324+4057, and the cluster of bright stars on the right is known as the Cygnus OB2 association. The area lies 4,500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. The bright stars are 15 light-years away from the cloud.

The new image is a composite of two photographs. One was captured in green and infrared light by the Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys in 2006. The other comes from the ground-based Isaac Newton Telescope, which took the data in 2003 under a project called the INT Photometric H-alpha Survey. The Hubble Space Telescope was launched to orbit on the space shuttle Discovery in 1990, and after five visits from repair crew astronauts, Hubble's still going strong.


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PostFri Sep 06, 2013 12:39 am » by -Marduk-


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PostFri Sep 06, 2013 1:08 am » by Toxic32


Yes. But don't you think it looks like twins? Or it's most likely just part of a CME. :alien51:
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PostFri Sep 06, 2013 1:23 am » by Perronick


-Marduk- wrote:NASA's Hubble Sees a Cosmic Caterpillar

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured what scienitsts are describing as a "cosmic caterpillar" nearly 6 trillion miles long slinking through deepspace.

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The celestial critter in the new Hubble telescope photo is actually a cloud of gas stretching one light-year (10 trillion kilometers) across, scientists say. This cloud is in the process of collapsing down under its own gravity to give birth to a star — but it's a race against time, because the established bright stars in its vicinity are fighting this process. There are 65 extremely hot, bright stars lurking nearby the cloud, visible on the right side of the image. A powerful stellar wind is blowing out from these stars, as well as 500 less bright companions nearby, gradually eroding the caterpillar cloud. There are 65 extremely hot, bright stars lurking nearby the cloud, visible on the right side of the image. A powerful stellar wind is blowing out from these stars, as well as 500 less bright companions nearby, gradually eroding the caterpillar cloud.

The cloud is fighting back, too, though, bulking up over time by collecting material surrounding its outer envelope. Whether the caterpillar will gather enough mass to counteract the erosion is unclear. "Only time will tell if the formed star will be a 'heavy-weight' or a 'light-weight' with respect to its mass," NASA scientists wrote in a statement. The caterpillar cloud is called IRAS 20324+4057, and the cluster of bright stars on the right is known as the Cygnus OB2 association. The area lies 4,500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. The bright stars are 15 light-years away from the cloud.

The new image is a composite of two photographs. One was captured in green and infrared light by the Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys in 2006. The other comes from the ground-based Isaac Newton Telescope, which took the data in 2003 under a project called the INT Photometric H-alpha Survey. The Hubble Space Telescope was launched to orbit on the space shuttle Discovery in 1990, and after five visits from repair crew astronauts, Hubble's still going strong.


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Marduk is collapsing under his own menstruation . A cloud of Adromeda is giving birth to a colossal thread eroding the fabric of space time which was captured in an orbit of 15 IRAS, the brightest of the Cygnus association, blowing from these stars. Scientists say.

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PostFri Sep 06, 2013 2:05 am » by -Marduk-


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Marduk is collapsing under his own menstruation . A cloud of Adromeda is giving birth to a colossal thread eroding the fabric of space time which was captured in an orbit of 15 IRAS, the brightest of the Cygnus association, blowing from these stars. Scientists say.

That's a pretty neat imagination.

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PostFri Sep 06, 2013 2:45 am » by Phoenix rising


10 trillion miles across, shit thats mind boggling, and we humans think we know everything :headscratch: :flop:
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PostFri Sep 06, 2013 2:50 am » by Slith


Phoenix rising wrote:10 trillion miles across, shit thats mind boggling, and we humans think we know everything :headscratch: :flop:

No kidding. That size of the universe vid, put everything in perspective for me. Wow
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PostFri Sep 06, 2013 3:09 am » by Phoenix rising


Indeed Slith, in one small swoop we are rendered insignificant, are we not humbled, if this doesn't tell humanity its not the centre of the universe nothing will :flop:
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