Sunday 13 November 2011

Bubbles' in the sky

A quick photo taken by Mick last night.  It's crazy amazing what is in the night sky that our eye cannot see.  Below is an explanation of the Bubble Nebula:

Called the Bubble Nebula, this eerie, translucent sphere is created by fierce winds from a superhot star 40 times the size of our sun. Moving at nearly 4.5 million miles per hour, stellar winds whip the cloud of gas around the star into a near-perfect bubble, which stands out from the rest of the more stationary gas in this emission nebula.
Located 7,100 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cassiopeia, the bubble is about 6 light-years in diameter and glows pink because of the red, hot gas that surrounds it.
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