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Spooky Star Forming Region DR 6

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zorg.ch
#55688 by @ 02.11.2004 00:00 - nach oben -
Spooky Star Forming Region DR 6


Explanation:
How could stars form such a spooky and familiar shape as a human skull?

First, the complex process of
star formation creates nebulas of many
shapes and sizes -- it is
human perception that identifies the
skull shape.

Next, the physical reasons for the large nearly
empty cavities that resemble the skull's eyes and mouth in nebula
DR 6 are the strong
stellar winds and energetic light emanating from about
ten bright young stars in the nebula's central "nose".

The length of the central nasal bridge is about 3.5
light years.

Star forming nebula DR 6 is located about 4000 light years
away toward the constellation of Cygnus.

The Spitzer Space Telescope took the
above image last year in four
infrared colors.

The perhaps-perceived eeriness of nebula DR 6 commemorates
today being historically spooky
All Hallow's Day, which follows
All Hallow's Eve or "Halloween".




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zorg.ch
#60662 by @ 18.12.2004 10:26 - nach oben -
Jea endlich widär mol äs Bild wo sich prima als Desktophintergrund eignät.
zorg.ch
#60666 by @ 18.12.2004 11:10 - nach oben -
den wür ich sägä bruchsch en grössärä screen, d quali isch nöd so nice
zorg.ch
#60673 by @ 18.12.2004 12:15 - nach oben -
Wa sichär scho, ziä dir mol s gross Bild, da isch risä gross.
Zuädem han i sichär än grossä screen.
zorg.ch
#60719 by @ 18.12.2004 15:54 - nach oben -
ajo 1200 x 1500 isch scho gnueg, aber d qualität isch nöd so das ware, dä weber het glaub mol alli guätä apod pics gsaved...

ps: en screen isch niä gross gnueg!
zorg.ch
#60720 by @ 18.12.2004 16:01 - nach oben -
nöd nur alli guete, han mer eifach vo allne apods die gross usgab zoge
zorg.ch
#60724 by @ 18.12.2004 16:22 - nach oben -
S gseht scho chli schwammig us, abär dä desktop luägsch jo au niä so genau ah.
zorg.ch
#60752 by @ 18.12.2004 19:00 - nach oben -
ouu bisch du blööd man, sicher scho. für wa hetts echt süsch e bildschirmlupe im windows?