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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Orion's Fingers: New from Gemini Observatory

New from Gemini's newsletter, JUST came in my inbox. "The outflow of the 'Orion Fingers' is evident in this high-resolution image from Bally et al. (2015). The leading fingertips appear in [Fe II] (cyan), and the trailing fingers are evident in molecular hydrogen emission (orange). Comparison with earlier observations shows the motion and morphological changes of the emitting knots."
Image Credit: Gemini / arXiv

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fiery, Dusty Sky Map (Astronasty Pic o' the Day)

You know how a paper map of the Earth handles mapping the whole 3d sphere?  This shape shown below covers the whole of our view of the sky.
Max Planck puts out some amazing sky maps, like this that they released recently of
Polarized Dust
"Our Milky Way galaxy is ablaze with dust..."
Image Credit:ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech

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