Dismiss Notice
Alien Soup is a free community for fans of science-fiction, horror, & fantasy! Everybody is welcome here.

Space Streaming Dark Nebulas near B44

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Jun 15, 2009.

Tags:
  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2004
    Location:
    Terra
    NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day
    Streaming Dark Nebulas near B44


    [​IMG]


    Streaming Dark Nebulas near B44
    Credit & Copyright: Thomas V. Davis (tvdavisastropix.com)

    Explanation: Dark dust lit by the bright yellow star Antares highlight this photogenic starscape of the southern sky. A wider angle image shows the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy connected to Antares by streams of dust knows as the Dark River. At the head of the Dark River the dust appears in dense knots. One of the densest knots is B44, pictured near the bottom of the above image. Off to the left of the above image lies Antares, a star so bright that the pictured dust reflects its light, giving it a distinct yellow hue. Light from the blue star on the image left creates a surrounding blue reflection nebula named IC 4605. B44 and IC 4605 lies about 500 light years distant toward the constellation of the Scorpion.



    (Via NASA)
     

Share This Page