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Spitzer's Orion

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zorg.ch
#91755 by @ 19.08.2006 00:00 - nach oben -
Spitzer's Orion


Explanation:

Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like
the Orion Nebula,
an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away.

Also known as M42, the nebula is
visible to the unaided eye,
but this
stunning infrared view from the
Spitzer Space
Telescope
penetrates the turbulent cosmic gas and
dust clouds to
explore
the region in unprecedented detail.

At full resolution, the remarkable image data yields
a census of new stars and potential solar systems.

About 2,300 young stars surrounded by
planet-forming disks
were detected based on the
infrared glow of their warm dust,
along with about 200 stellar
embryos,
stars too young to have developed disks.

This 0.8 by 1.4 degree false-color image is
about 20 light-years wide at the distance of the
Orion
Nebula
.






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zorg.ch
#91756 by @ 19.08.2006 11:55 - nach oben -
es skorpion!
zorg.ch
#91761 by @ 19.08.2006 16:31 - nach oben -
wo, wiä, was?
zorg.ch
#91765 by @ 19.08.2006 16:54 - nach oben -
uf em bild dänk. gsesch es nid?
zorg.ch
#91783 by @ 21.08.2006 21:19, edited @ 21.08.2006 21:21 - nach oben -
gseht eher us wiä en aktive interstellare neben wenn mich frogsch.

en skorpion gseht eher ä so us:
zorg.ch
#91789 by @ 22.08.2006 07:21 - nach oben -
sind eigentli au no recht behindereti viicher.
zorg.ch
#91791 by @ 22.08.2006 08:14 - nach oben -
sie händ eifach de länger