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Inside the Elephant's Trunk

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#71712 by @ 10.04.2005 00:00 - nach oben -
Inside the Elephant's Trunk

Explanation: In December of 2003, the world saw spectacular first images from the Spitzer Space Telescope, including this penetrating interior view of an otherwise opaque dark globule known as the Elephant's Trunk Nebula. Seen in a composite of infrared image data recorded by Spitzer's instruments, the intriguing region is embedded within the glowing emission nebula IC 1396 at a distance of 2,450 light-years toward the constellation Cepheus. Previously undiscovered protostars hidden by dust at optical wavelengths appear as bright reddish objects within the globule. Shown in false-color, winding filaments of infrared emission span about 12 light-years and are due to dust, molecular hydrogen gas, and complex molecules called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAHs. The Spitzer Space Telescope was formerly known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) and is presently exploring the Universe at infrared wavelengths. Spitzer follows the Hubble Space Telescope, the Compton Gamma-ray Observatory, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory as the final element in NASA's space-borne Great Observatories Program.

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#71713 by @ 10.04.2005 01:26 - nach oben -
so gsehts also im elephants us
#71720 by @ 10.04.2005 02:52 - nach oben -
jo genau. gsehsch dä porno uf de schiisi une links?
#71721 by @ 10.04.2005 02:54 - nach oben -
ähä das isch amigs s einzig wo in erinnerig blibt gell...well known from bolero
#76004 by @ 22.06.2005 15:45 - nach oben -
gseht us wie en schlittschueläufer.