Sunday, April 29, 2007

NGC 6302: Big, Bright, Bug Nebula


Now that's beautiful!

Credit: A. Zijlstra (UMIST) et al., ESA, NASA
Explanation: The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects, and NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the central star of this particular planetary nebula is exceptionally hot though -- shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust. Above is a dramatically detailed close-up of the dying star's nebula recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope. Cutting across a bright cavity of ionized gas, the dust torus surrounding the central star is in the upper right corner of this view, nearly edge-on to the line-of-sight. Molecular hydrogen has recently been detected in this hot star's dusty cosmic shroud. NGC 6302 lies about 4,000 light-years away in the arachnologically correct constellation Scorpius.

28 comments:

Gayle said...

Who sees Angels? I see two! Snagged, girlfriend. Thanks! :)

kevin said...

Me too, good eye. The overall pic reminds me of fire used by a glassblower.

The Merry Widow said...

A cosmic moth getting ready for it's maiden flight!
Lot's of wonderful things to see if we just look up!
Cheered me up!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

nanc said...

clearly, they are angel wings, gayle!

Farmer John said...

Gorgeous! No doubt about it.

Brooke said...

Wow; thanks for another lovely desktop!

Eyes said...

Definitely an angel. I have no clue why they call it the Bug Nebula. It doesn't look like a bug to me!

Farmer John said...

Kawania che Keekeru!

Happy St. Tammany's Day, eyes!

Eyes said...

Who was St Tammany?

Farmer John said...

The American Saint... founded circa 1738 by Ben Franklin,& Junto whilst drinking at the Indian Sachem Tavern at the weekly get together of his "cabal". To know St. Tammany is to know the story of the American Revolution.

There's a link way down in the comments section of a Hiawatha's Childhood post at my blog to an early twentieth century "overview" that tells a tiny bit of the tale, but only enough to tease & whet the appetite. I've conducted most of my research independently and NONE of it (or very little) is verifiable. I was once going to write an "American Treasure" type adventure novel on the subject, but discovered that the "mystery" is personally much too intriging and dear to spoil with MY words. It's something best saved for an American "Virgil". Someone willing to spend half a lifetime reviewing the writings of Franklin and Indian collections of the American Philosophical Society (APS).

Farmer John said...

The Indian Tammanend signed Penn's treaty granting the colony land needed for the Pennsylvania Colony. The tutulor Saint Tammany granted perpetual hunting and fishing rights to the colonists on all Indian lands and Woods and streams (the Schuylkill Fishing Company; The Fort St. David's Society; and the Gloucester Fox Hunting Club were all founded upon it). This was tatamount to an end-around of the Kings rights to unsettled lands. In England, Robin Hood and his merry men were basically "outlaws" for squatting in Sherwood Forest & "poachers" for shooting the "King's Deere" or catching the "King's Fish". Tammanend's "treaty" prevented the same from happening in America. It guaranteed American's the "Liberty" to leave the towns, dance around Maypole/Liberty Poles and "plot" the American Revolution.

Kawania che Keekeru!

Means in "Lenape" - Such is my right, and I will defend it!," and was "cast" on many a Pennsylvania "militia" cannon. And of course, Franklin "eventually" designed Pennsylvania's "defense system" for colonial protection during the French & Indian War... which led to the Albany Plan... which lead to the Articles of Confederation... which lead to the Declaration of Independence... and not very many people know this... but which lead to the French Constitution in 1789...(almost a carbon copy of Franklin's 1754 Plan)

Farmer John said...

Of course, shortly after granting the Americans the right to hunt and fish, Tammany "mysteriously" disappeared. Some say he went into his teepee and poof, went up in a ball of fire.

But the poets do much better justice to the tale than this meager narrative.

Happy St. Tammany's! (e pluribus unum/ keep shining the covenent chain! see Revolutionary coins/bills to understand that one)

Eyes said...

Well I'll be darned. I never knew we had an American Saint, albeit sainted whilst drinking brew. I think Teresa Heinz would have like to be known as Mother Teresa.... Does that count?

Farmer John said...

How many children did she have?

Just remember what what happened when Mother Hubbard went to her cupboard....

Eyes said...

she went to her cupboard to get ketchup! dog on lap.. no caps.

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