Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Better Than Fantasy

These are some great Hubble images that Alan Taylor at Boston.com put together. Click on the animation to go to the collection.
I know the Eagle Nebula is super-serialized at this point, but it never ceases to shake me when I stare at it.  Each of those little 'pinches' diverging from the main column of gas and dust covers an area larger than the Solar System, and contains a star being born before our very eyes.

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