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Molecular Cloud Barnard 163

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#99182 by @ 22.03.2007 00:00 - nach oben -
Molecular Cloud Barnard 163

It may look to some like a duck, but it lays stars instead of eggs.

In the center of the
above image
lies Barnard 163, a nebula of
molecular gas and
dust so thick that visible light can't shine through it.

With a wing span
measured in light years, Barnard 163's insides are surely colder than its exterior, allowing conditions where gas can clump and eventually
form stars.

Barnard 163 lies about 3,000
light years
from Earth toward the constellation of
Cepheus the King.

The red glow in the background results from IC 1396, a large
emission nebula that houses the
Elephant's Trunk Nebula.

Finding Barnard 163 in an
image of its greater emission nebula IC 1396
can be a challenge, but it's possible.

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#99183 by @ 22.03.2007 07:45 - nach oben -
aquanox? werdet d'täg jetzt wieder länger?
#99188 by @ 22.03.2007 10:19 - nach oben -
da werdeds scho di ganz zit. aber ab etz werded d'täg länger si wie d'nächt.
#99192 by @ 23.03.2007 08:34 - nach oben -
hauptsach em metti sin wird am tag nöd länger als ide nacht

oder so
#99193 by @ 23.03.2007 09:27 - nach oben -
i chan immer
#99194 by @ 23.03.2007 12:12 - nach oben -
ui nei, mags mer gar nöd vorstelle. so zur summersunewende chaner en amigs sicher eimol um d'erde wickle!