Released to Public: Panoramic Hubble Image for 17th Launch Anniversary (NASA)

Released to Public: Panoramic Hubble Image for 17th Launch Anniversary (NASA)

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In celebration of the 17th anniversary of the launch and deployment of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers is releasing one of the largest panoramic images ever taken with Hubble’s cameras. It is a 50-light-year-wide view of the central region of the Carina Nebula where a maelstrom of star birth – and death – is taking place.

Hubble’s view of the nebula shows star birth in a new level of detail. The fantasy-like landscape of the nebula is sculpted by the action of outflowing winds and scorching ultraviolet radiation from the monster stars that inhabit this inferno. In the process, these stars are shredding the surrounding material that is the last vestige of the giant cloud from which the stars were born.

The immense nebula contains at least a dozen brilliant stars that are roughly estimated to be at least 50 to 100 times the mass of our Sun. The most unique and opulent inhabitant is the star Eta Carinae, at far left. Eta Carinae is in the final stages of its brief and eruptive lifespan, as evidenced by two billowing lobes of gas and dust that presage its upcoming explosion as a titanic supernova.

The fireworks in the Carina region started three million years ago when the nebula’s first generation of newborn stars condensed and ignited in the middle of a huge cloud of cold molecular hydrogen. Radiation from these stars carved out an expanding bubble of hot gas. The island-like clumps of dark clouds scattered across the nebula are nodules of dust and gas that are resisting being eaten away by photoionization.

The hurricane blast of stellar winds and blistering ultraviolet radiation within the cavity is now compressing the surrounding walls of cold hydrogen. This is triggering a second stage of new star formation.

Our Sun and our solar system may have been born inside such a cosmic crucible 4.6 billion years ago. In looking at the Carina Nebula we are seeing the genesis of star making as it commonly occurs along the dense spiral arms of a galaxy.

The immense nebula is an estimated 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina the Keel (of the old southern constellation Argo Navis, the ship of Jason and the Argonauts, from Greek mythology).

This image is a mosaic of the Carina Nebula assembled from 48 frames taken with Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys. The Hubble images were taken in the light of neutral hydrogen. Color information was added with data taken at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in Chile. Red corresponds to sulfur, green to hydrogen, and blue to oxygen emission.

Credit for Hubble image: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Credit for CTIO image: N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA/NSF

Interesting Hubble Facts

In its 17 years of exploring the heavens, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has made nearly 800,000 observations and snapped nearly 500,000 images of more than 25,000 celestial objects. Hubble does not travel to stars, planets and galaxies. It takes pictures of them as it whirls around Earth at 17,500 miles an hour. In its 17-year lifetime, the telescope has made nearly 100,000 trips around our planet. Those trips have racked up plenty of frequent-flier-miles, about 2.4 billion, which is the equivalent of a round trip to Saturn.

The 17 years’ worth of observations has produced more than 30 terabytes of data, equal to about 25 percent of the information stored in the Library of Congress. Each day the orbiting observatory generates about 10 gigabytes of data, enough information to fill the hard drive of a typical home computer in two weeks. The Hubble archive sends about 66 gigabytes of data each day to astronomers throughout the world.

Astronomers using Hubble data have published nearly 7,000 scientific papers, making it one of the most productive scientific instruments ever built.

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Among The Stars

Among The Stars

Posted by alexandriabrangwin on 2017-04-01 06:55:25

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Whitehern Library

Whitehern Library

And you thought it was my computer room. 😀

When we drove by Whitehern House in May we just happened to show up on a "Doors Open" day so we had the unexpected fun of touring the house.

Of course, it’s always forbidden to use a tripod in these historic places but sometimes one can get away with a monopod. Unfortunately, I didn’t have mine with me so most of my interior shots weren’t usable, however, the library had just enough light that I was able to get this.

Take a closer look at the bookshelves. They come up with the best idea for keeping dust off the tops of the books: long strips of fringed leather. I’d never seen that before.

Posted by Holly Cawfield on 2016-02-12 12:39:21

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Oh dear…such dusty books

Oh dear...such dusty books

…I must remember to toss some dynamite in here

Posted by alexandriabrangwin on 2014-05-17 02:11:55

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63/365 – Souvenirs, souvenirs

63/365 - Souvenirs, souvenirs

A picture postcard
A folded stub
A program of the play
File away your photographs
Of your holiday
And your mementos
Will turn to dust
But that’s the price you pay
For every year’s a souvenir
That slowly fades away
Every year’s a souvenir
That slowly fades away
-Billy Joel-

The charm of vintage biscuit tins… After you’ve emptied it from its original content you can fill it with various items and keepsakes… only to forget about it for a while. Until the day you feel very brave and decide to dust and sort your drawers and closets. You dig out the tin box, open it, squat on the floor… and off you go for a time travel…
That’s the idea of this cool website, Biscuit Tin. Check it out and rediscover your own photos stored on Flickr, and, most all, the story behind them.

Posted by chando* on 2009-03-04 19:54:19

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Lunar Strike

Lunar Strike

AUTHOR: H.I. Larry

ILLUSTRATOR: Andy Hook

SERIES: Zac Power ; book 7

LOCATION: FIC LAR

Astronauts are given three years to train for their first trip into outer space– Zac is given three hours to get the hang of zero gravity! An enemy agent is out to sabotage the worldwide webcast of a rock festival, and steal billions of dollars from the bank computer that orbits the Earth. Zac is rocketed into outer space to stop the robbery. Will Zac be able to stop the theft without being blasted to space dust?

Posted by Vernon Barford School Library on 2014-03-15 01:34:54

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