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Space The Gum Nebula

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

    Jul 28, 2004
    NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day
    The Gum Nebula

    DIV ALIGN=CENTERa href="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0908/Vela_50mm_HaRGB_1000.jpg" onMouseOver="if (document.images) document.imagename1.src='image/0908/Vela_50mm_HaRGB_f88l.jpg';" onMouseOut="if (document.images) document.imagename1.src='image/0908/Vela_50mm_HaRGB_f88.jpg';" img SRC="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0908/Vela_50mm_HaRGB_f88.jpg" name=imagename1 alt="See Explanation. Moving the cursor over the image will bring up an annotated version. Clicking on the image will bring up the highest resolution version available."/a /DIV DIV STYLE="max-width:40em"P P b The Gum Nebula /b br b Credit a href="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/lib/about_apod.html#srapply"Copyright/a: /b a href="http://canopus.physik.uni-potsdam.de/~axm/astrophot.html"Axel Mellinger/a P p b Explanation: /b Named for Australian astronomer a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Stanley_Gum"Colin Stanley Gum/a (1924-1960), a href="http://www.southernskyphoto.com/southern_sky/ gum_nebula.htm"The Gum Nebula/a is so large and close it is actually hard to see. a href="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap020217.html"In fact/a, we are only about 450 light-years from the front edge and 1,500 light-years from the back edge of this cosmic cloud of glowing hydrogen gas. Covered in a href="http://canopus.physik.uni-potsdam.de/~axm/ photo.cgi?Image=images/Vela_50mm_HaRGB_1000"this 41 degree-wide/a mosaic of a href="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap051223.html"H-alpha/a images, the faint emission region is otherwise easy to lose against the background of Milky Way stars. The a href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/ nph-bib_query?bibcode=1993A%26A...280..231S"complex/a nebula is thought to be a a href="http://chandra.harvard.edu/xray_sources/ supernovas.html"supernova remnant/a over a million years old, a href="http://hawastsoc.org/deepsky/car/index.html#Myth"sprawling across/a the southern constellations Vela and Puppis. Sliding your cursor over this spectacular wide field view will reveal the location of objects embedded in The Gum Nebula, including the a href="http://www.aao.gov.au/images/captions/ uks002.html"Vela supernova remnant/a. p P script type="text/javascript" digg_url ='http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090822.html'; digg_skin = 'compact'; /script script src="http://digg.com/tools/diggthis.js" type="text/javascript"/script /DIV
    (Via NASA)

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