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Message 1328180 - Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 5:58:28 UTC - in response to Message 372580.  



This wide-field view shows Lupus 3 and a cluster of brilliant stars that lie about
600 light years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius

Stunning photograph reveals the moment newborn stars emerge from a giant ...

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Message 1331063 - Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 6:18:56 UTC - in response to Message 1328180.  



The famous Betelgeuse is a star in serious trouble. Not only is it rapidly approaching the end of its life, it’s also speeding toward a honking huge interstellar wall! Fortunately, this wall is made of dust, so it probably rates quite low on the red supergiant’s list of concerns.



http://news.discovery.com/space/astronomy/betelgeuse-rip-interstellar-wall-130124.htm

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Message 1331529 - Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 10:33:30 UTC



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Message 1332674 - Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 6:25:21 UTC - in response to Message 1331529.  




Nice picture:-)

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Message 1332675 - Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 6:29:42 UTC - in response to Message 1332674.  

i won't be around in four billion years. I would like to know how it turns out.



The ring-like swirls of cool dust filling the Andromeda galaxy stand out colorfully in these new images from ESA's Herschel Space Observatory.

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Message 1332702 - Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 8:13:26 UTC - in response to Message 1332674.  




Nice picture:-)



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Message 1337412 - Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 11:17:46 UTC
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Supernova Remnant SN 1006




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Message 1337844 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 18:59:49 UTC - in response to Message 1337412.  

I believe NASA calls it supernova remnant W 49B and it may contain a black hole since it is not a radio pulsar or a X-ray pulsar.
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Message 1339890 - Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 1:42:20 UTC - in response to Message 1337844.  



A new photo by a telescope in Chile has captured an amazing view of wispy interstellar clouds creating what appears to be a "cosmic lobster" in a distant star nursery, scientists say.

The new image, released today (Feb. 20) by the European Southern Observatory, reveals the nebula NGC 6357 about 8,000 light years from Earth in the constellation Scorpius (the Scorpion). Massive, hot, blue stars dot the wisps of gas and dust in the stellar nursery.

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Message 1339926 - Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 18:32:09 UTC
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if each dot in that picture is a star .... how many stars are in just that little spot of the universe ?
then multiply by 5 to 10 planets (EACH stars in universe has between 2 and 12 planets)
the universe is so gigantic huge!


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Message 1339929 - Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 18:34:10 UTC

Tell me something I don't know;)



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Message 1343154 - Posted: 5 Mar 2013, 1:01:01 UTC - in response to Message 1339929.  




Venus sparkles in views from Saturn

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Message 1343319 - Posted: 5 Mar 2013, 22:44:34 UTC - in response to Message 1343154.  



The universe is eerie enough without giving us an apparition of a 1980s video game alien attacker. This oddball-looking object is really a mirage created by the gravitational field of a foreground cluster of galaxies warping space and distorting the background images of more distant galaxies.

Source: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage/ESA-Hubble Collaboration

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Message 1344843 - Posted: 10 Mar 2013, 7:45:38 UTC - in response to Message 1343319.  


Milky Way's 'Methuselah' star looks older than the universe




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Message 1355489 - Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 0:01:13 UTC - in response to Message 1344843.  
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The glowing green planetary nebula IC 1295 surrounding a dim and dying star. It is located about 3300 light-years away in the constellation of Scutum (The Shield).



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2307047/Who-gonna-Astronomers-spot-ghostly-glowing-green-blob-deep-space.html

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Message 1388193 - Posted: 6 Jul 2013, 1:23:44 UTC

Young Stars.



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Message 1395511 - Posted: 27 Jul 2013, 6:13:39 UTC - in response to Message 1388193.  



NASA released a new composite image of the Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) which was taken on April 30 by the Hubble Space Telescope as it streaked toward a close encounter with the Earth.

Why is this so special? Comet Ison won't actually be that near the Earth but when it nears the sun this comet could actually outshine the moon. Its best display should on November 28 this year, Thanksgiving Day. It could also be spectacular in the northern hemisphere on its return trip to the outer reaches of the Solar System.

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Jim Scott, Love the pic of the young stars!

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Message 1409304 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 12:43:31 UTC

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Message 1409953 - Posted: 30 Aug 2013, 21:21:00 UTC - in response to Message 1219842.  



Hubble telescope spots 'cosmic caterpillar' that's six TRILLION miles long, formed by harsh winds from some of our hottest stars

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2406611/Cosmic-caterpillar-spotted-Hubble-telescope-thats-6-TRILLION-miles-long.html

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Message 1428885 - Posted: 15 Oct 2013, 7:10:27 UTC

Orion...Visible again in the nightsky over here:



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