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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #309 - Space - Hubble images


The Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
Source: Hubblesite.org

About This Image (above)
A brilliant white core is encircled by thick dust lanes in this spiral galaxy, seen edge-on. The galaxy is 50,000 light-years across and 28 million light years from Earth.
Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #309 - Space - Hubble images

Hi Mom, Short post today because I am hard at work on a second set of final grades for the week. I finished the first set yesterday. And then, back to my Calculus studies. But I want to take my writing time this morning to work on a longer entry I have been preparing, and so, I give you some pictures of space, other galaxies, other stars, as captured by the Hubble telescope.

There's a nifty "embed" feature.

I am not sharing them all, so to find your own... go here: HUBBLE SITE - WALLPAPER.

Mystic Mountain
Source: Hubblesite.org

About This Image (above)
Hubble's 20th anniversary image shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

Starburst Galaxy M82
Source: Hubblesite.org

About This Image (above)
Plumes of glowing hydrogen blast from the central nucleus of M82. The pale, star-like objects are clusters of tens to hundreds of thousands of stars.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Acknowledgment: J. Gallagher (University of Wisconsin), M. Mountain (STScI), and P. Puxley (National Science Foundation)

Spiral Galaxy M74
Source: Hubblesite.org

About This Image (above)
Bright knots of glowing gas light up the arms of spiral galaxy M74, indicating a rich environment of star formation. Messier 74, also called NGC 628, is slightly smaller than our Milky Way.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Acknowledgment: R. Chandar (University of Toledo) and J. Miller (University of Michigan)


Source: Hubblesite.org

About This Image (above)
The Great Red Spot is a vast storm system on Jupiter. It spins like a cyclone, with speeds reaching 270 miles per hour (430 km/h). The storm, which is twice the size of the Earth, was first seen when 17th century astronomers turned their telescopes on the planet. More than 300 years later, it's still going strong.
Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA/NASA) and Amy Simon (Cornell U.)

Hubble 25th Anniversary Image: Westerlund 2
Source: Hubblesite.org

About This Image (above)
Hubble's 25th anniversary image features a giant, sparkling cluster of about 3,000 stars called Westerlund 2. The cluster resides in a raucous stellar breeding ground known as Gum 29, located 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Carina.
Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team

Star Birth in Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1808
Source: Hubblesite.org

About This Image (above)
Stars are being born in this close-up view of the center of NGC 1808. Yellow shows older stars, blue shows areas of star birth. NGC 1808 is called a barred spiral because of the straight lines of star formation on both sides of the bright nucleus.
Credit: Jim Flood (Amateur Astronomers Inc., Sperry Observatory), Max Mutchler (STScI)

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Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.

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