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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Two Latest Hubble Vids

Just uploaded a couple new hi-res vid versions from HUBBLE
...to my YouTube for your viewing pleasure :)

Hubble Zooms in on the Constellation Fornax



Vid Credits: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay and G. Bacon (STScI)

NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope


Vid Credits: NASA, C. Meaney (HTSI), R. Kaehler (KIPAC/Standford), S. Wiessinger (USRA), and N. Gehrels (Goddard Space Flight Center)


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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Photo Evidence: Phoenix Found In The Sky ;) Ahem...

Sorta... ;)
In the center of the Flame Nebula, 1,400 light years away, what a gorgeous shot here, so reminiscent of the fabled Phoenix.  
     This is a picture of the clusters of NGC 2024.  (An astro database, basically.  NGC stands for The New General Catalogue, and lists 7,840 objects.)
This being listed as NGC 2024... 
Maybe the PHOENIX IS COMING... In 2024?? 
QUICK, GROW GILLS AGAIN EVERYONE!!  ;) 
At least we'd have a decade to enjoy ourselves before the bird of flames' reign!
Composite Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/K.Getman, E.Feigelson, M.Kuhn & the MYStIX team; Infrared:NASA/JPL-Caltech found at NASA

Not to be outdone by mythological jokes, 
the optical spectrum capture of this area in the sky is also BREATHTAKING:
Image Credit: DSS (Digitized Sky Survey, image found off of Chandra's site)

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