Behold the Orion Nebula's many stars, a gorgeous green aurora, and more dazzling visions of Saturn this week in space.
The European Southern Observatory has spoilt us again with the release of an incredibly detailed 220-megapixel view of the famous Orion Nebula, one of the closest stellar nurseries to Earth. The newly-released image surprised astronomers...Show More Summary
A new image of the Orion Nebula Cluster that reveals the inner workings of the fabulous formation has astronomers thrilled.
Using new observations from ESO's VLT Survey Telescope, astronomers have discovered three different populations of baby stars within the Orion Nebula Cluster. This unexpected discovery adds very valuable new insights for the understanding of how such clusters form. Show More Summary
The Orion molecular cloud is a large complex of hot young stars, nebulae, and dark clouds of gas and dust located in the constellation of Orion. Two particularly famous sights in the night sky, the Orion Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula, are members of this complex, which is relatively nearby, only about 1500 light-years away. Show More Summary
Astronomers have released an image of a vast filament of star-forming gas, 1200 light-years away, in the stellar nursery of the Orion Nebula.
(Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics) Astronomers have released an image of a 50-light-year-long filament of star-forming gas, 1200 light-years away, in the stellar nursery of the Orion Nebula. The image combines ammonia molecule observations made with the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope and an infrared image of the Orion Nebula.
Remember the ISS shooting through Orion's Belt last weekend? I was clouded out, but James Stone wasn't and send me this amazing image of the ISS passing close to the Orion Nebula (click to embiggen, you won't regret it).Now remeber, the image is copyright to James Stone, so play nice and ask him if you want to use it. Show More Summary
Researchers found a newborn star deep inside the Orion Nebula that's "feeding" on something they've never quite seen before
The Orion Nebula taken with my Canon IXUS opposed to a 20 mm eyepiece on my 8" Newtonian (infinity-infinity), with tracking on. Stack of 3x5 second exposures an 400 ASA (deep sky stacker). Click to embiggen.An experiment I've been wanting to try for ages, taking deep sky images with my point and shoot camera. Show More Summary
The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex is a group of nebulae and stellar nurseries positioned some 1,500 light years away from Earth. This is a place where new stars are born, but also apparently where they meet an early end. The post Astronomers spot a massive explosion from the collision of two stars appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Rolf Olsen recently took this amazing photo of the Orion Nebula using a home-built telescope. The Orion Nebula is one of the most studied objects in the sky and also has a significant place in the history of astrophotography. In 1880...Show More Summary
Some astronomical objects have endearing or quirky nicknames, inspired by mythology or their own appearance. Take, for example, the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), the Sombrero Galaxy, the Horsehead Nebula, or even the Milky Way. Show More Summary
The star, traveling at the dizzying speed of about 125,000 miles an hour, is likely the missing component of a multiple-star system that broke up 540 years ago.
As British royal families fought the War of the Roses in the 1400s for control of England's throne, a grouping of stars was waging its own contentious skirmish—a star wars far away in the Orion Nebula.
In the search for rogue planets and failed stars astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have created a new mosaic image of the Orion Nebula. During their survey of the famous star formation region, they found what may be the missing piece of a cosmic puzzle; the third, long-lost member of a star system that had broken apart.
(ESA/Hubble Information Centre) In the search for rogue planets and failed stars astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have created a new mosaic image of the Orion Nebula. During their survey of the famous star formation region, they found what may be the missing piece of a cosmic puzzle; the third, long-lost member of a star system that had broken apart.
New near infrared images of the Orion Nebula by the European Southern Observatory’s VISTA survey telescope in Chile will likely help astronomers understand why high mass stars are so few and far between.
Straight outta sci-fi: these beauty shots from all over space offer a startling, spectacular look into the cosmos. Watch the universe at work, from our own lonely planet to the deepest image of the Orion Nebula ever captured. The post Eye candy from space: The most beautiful panoramas and photos of the universe around us appeared first on ExtremeTech.
A recent video depicting what the poster suggests is a planetary system-spanning-sized UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) in the Orion Nebula found amidst the massive glowing cloud of gases and dust has sparked an intense internet debate. Show More Summary