Feedback and Notes

 

Imagine No Religion

Latest Activity

Stephen left a comment for Carrie Costea
46 seconds ago
Stephen left a comment for bill storm
3 minutes ago
Mrs.B commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
5 hours ago
D L replied to D L's discussion Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
8 hours ago
Lucretius left a comment for Chris
8 hours ago
Stephen commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
10 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Death by religious upbringing
11 hours ago
Al Wm Johnson posted a blog post
11 hours ago
Al Wm Johnson is now friends with JeanMarie and Joey Daniel Smith
11 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Death by religious upbringing
11 hours ago
Chris commented on Doone has Fremdschämen's group Canada, Mexico most of the World and Some Nutty Country ruled by a Cockroach Rider News
15 hours ago
Chris commented on Lester Unega Waya's video
15 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Death by religious upbringing
15 hours ago
Fang updated their profile photo
16 hours ago
Doone has Fremdschämen commented on A Former Member's group The Burgeoning Family Tree of Monkey Men and Women
17 hours ago
Mrs.B commented on A Former Member's group Animal | Vegetable | Mineral | Fungus or Scump
17 hours ago
Mrs.B commented on A Former Member's group The Burgeoning Family Tree of Monkey Men and Women
17 hours ago
Doone has Fremdschämen commented on A Former Member's group Animal | Vegetable | Mineral | Fungus or Scump
17 hours ago
Doone has Fremdschämen commented on A Former Member's group The Burgeoning Family Tree of Monkey Men and Women
17 hours ago
Doone has Fremdschämen commented on Doone has Fremdschämen's group Canada, Mexico most of the World and Some Nutty Country ruled by a Cockroach Rider News
17 hours ago

We are a worldwide social network of freethinkers, atheists, agnostics and secular humanists.

The Daily Cosmos or Interesting Facts about the Universe

Information

The Daily Cosmos or Interesting Facts about the Universe

Cosmology
Astrophysics
Astronomy

Location: #science
Members: 58
Latest Activity: yesterday

 

Cosmology - Astrophysics - Astronomy

 

Hubble Wallpaper - Awesome Hubble Images

Discussion Forum

Comment Wall

Nice Comment

You need to be a member of The Daily Cosmos or Interesting Facts about the Universe to add comments!

Comment by Michel on September 28, 2011 at 1:30pm

Above the plane of the MW?

Could be the remnant of an ancient galactic encounter.

Comment by Adriana on September 28, 2011 at 12:37pm
From NASA

Image of the Day Gallery

The Pacman Nebula

High-mass stars are important because they are responsible for much of the energy pumped into our galaxy over its lifetime. Unfortunately, these stars are poorly understood because they are often found relatively far away and can be obscured by gas and dust. The star cluster NGC 281 is an exception to this rule. It is located about 6,500 light years from Earth and, remarkably, almost 1,000 light years above the plane of the galaxy, giving astronomers a nearly unfettered view of the star formation within it.

This composite image of NGC 281 contains X-ray data from Chandra, in purple, with infrared observations from Spitzer, in red, green, blue. The high-mass stars in NGC 281 drive many aspects of their galactic environment through powerful winds flowing from their surfaces and intense radiation that creates charged particles by stripping electrons off atoms. The eventual deaths of massive stars as supernovas will also seed the galaxy with material and energy.

NGC 281 is known informally as the "Pacman Nebula" because of its appearance in optical images. In optical images the "mouth" of the Pacman character appears dark because of obscuration by dust and gas, but in the infrared Spitzer image the dust in this region glows brightly.

NGC 281 is typically divided into two subregions: the region in the upper middle of the image, which is surrounded by the purple 10-million-degree gas, and a younger region in the lower part of the image. There is evidence that the formation of a cluster, appearing in a beige cloud to the lower right, was triggered by a previous generation of star formation. Also, astronomers have found some isolated star formation on the left side of the image that appears to have been occurring at the same time as star formation in other regions of the cluster. This supports the idea that something externally triggered the "baby boom" of stars in NGC 281.

Comment by Michel on September 26, 2011 at 11:42am

The image in high resolution is magnificent!

It is my new desktop picture.

Comment by Adriana on September 26, 2011 at 9:30am

What a magnificent photograph, doone!

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on September 26, 2011 at 9:23am

Aliens have landed in the Grand Canyon - News at 11 PM Eastern North American Time

 

Thunderheads Over The Grand Canyon

source i.imgur.com  ·  found via afternoonsnoozebutton.com

 

Comment by Michel on September 25, 2011 at 8:05pm

@Keely - What episode is this (Can't view this link from Canada) ?

Comment by Adriana on September 24, 2011 at 10:26am

That video needs to get uploaded in the Video section. It's very good.

Comment by Neal on September 24, 2011 at 5:55am

Very cool animation.

Comment by Michel on September 23, 2011 at 11:37pm

Great animation. I'll be looking into his work.

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on September 23, 2011 at 5:14pm
 
 
 

© 2018   Created by Atheist Universe.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service