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Orion's Rainbow of Infrared Light

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This view of the Orion nebula highlights fledgling stars hidden in the gas and clouds.

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Sue H (7)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:44 am
Stunning! thanks.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:45 am
(Photo Credit: NASA/ESA/JPL-Caltech/IRAM)

Orion's Rainbow of Infrared Light

About this Image

This view of the Orion nebula highlights fledgling stars hidden in the gas and clouds. It shows infrared observations taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's Herschel mission, in which NASA plays an important role. A star forms as a clump of this gas and dust collapses, creating a warm glob of material fed by an encircling disk. These dusty envelopes glow brightest at longer wavelengths, appearing as red dots in this image. In several hundred thousand years, some of the forming stars will accrete enough material to trigger nuclear fusion at their cores and then blaze into stardom.

Image and information from - Live Science |

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 11:38 am
Beautiful, isn't it? Images from space are far and away, if you'll forgive the pun, my favourite art these days.

Thanks for showing this to us.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:48 pm
che belleza!!!!! meravigliloso!!!! grazie KIt!!!!!!!!!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:49 pm
also notato!!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:03 pm
Beautiful! Thanks.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:27 pm

Beautiful, stunning, amazing - truly incredible that we can SEE beyond the horizon into far off space.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:30 pm

Julie E (405)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:51 pm

Judy C (97)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 12:06 am
I love it! Thanks, Kit.

Caroline S (78)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 3:15 am
Fascinating, thanks!

Frans B (582)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 6:44 am
absolutely amazingly stunning... sometimes our words are just so meaningless it seems hey....?..... and WE seem so INsignificant....

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 3:25 pm
Thank you.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 3:34 pm
I just love this! Thanks, Kit.

Mary L (132)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:51 pm
Doing good Kit. It gives me hope that part of science on this planet still lives.

Roni Jo Patterson (4)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 7:18 pm
Frans Badenhorst,no need in feeling insignificant. The universe is simply limitless in its beauty and wonder, and we are part of it. Sub-atomic particles are dramatically minute, yet they, too, are entwined with everything.

tiffany t (142)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 7:42 pm
Love it! thank you

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:33 pm
Beautiful. Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 6:00 am
Thanks, I may not understand the science, but it is a beautiful picture.

Tanya W (65)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:37 am
Just gorgeoous thanks - we sure are surrounded by beauty!!!
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