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More about Tadpoles

I did post about Tadpoles in general and about proplyds and proplyd-like objects in detail.
Here I want to write about the different pattern of Tadpoles and their connection to different regions. 597 more words

Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galactic systems

Edwin Powell Hubble was an American astronomer who played a crucial role in establishing the field of extragalactic astronomy and is generally regarded as one of the most important observational cosmologists of the 20th century. 243 more words

This Day In History

Pillars of Creation

The Eagle Nebula is a large structure called “pillars”. Those massive piles of gas and dust did not get swept away by the stellar wind and radiation of the cluster Messier 16 in the centre of the structure. 58 more words

Is there a lurker in the Solar System?

The Solar System is much bigger than we learned in school, with a more complicated history.

This famous photograph shows a portion of the Eagle Nebula, about 7,000 lightyears away from us but still within the Milky Way Galaxy.  678 more words

Eagle Nebula

Similar to the famous pictured, pillars of creation, this picture is in the same Eagle Nebula. In fact, if you look closely at the center of the photo you can see them. 17 more words


Herschel's View of the Eagle Nebula

The famous Hubble Space Telescope image of the Pillars of Creation,the light-years long star forming columns of cold gas and dust inside the Eagle Nebula is inset on the left. 46 more words