NGC 896, uma nebulosa escura composta de gás e poeira, permitindo que a matéria-prima para o processo de formação de estrelas. Depois de tornar-se livre de seu nascimento mortalha, as estrelas mais massivas, azul e quente, emitem radiação causando o brilho vermelho do gás hidrogênio.
Gorgeous colored blanket of galaxy lights in the universe. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Contando as estrelas
2011 January 20: Andromeda M31. Two European space observatories teamed up to produce this image of the Andromeda Galaxy. The Herschel space telescope focused on rings of star formation in infrared light, shown here in shades of red and orange. The XMM-Newton probe registered the X-ray emissions from exploding stars, shown here in blue. M31 is the largest Galaxy of the Local Group, which consists of: Andromeda Galaxy, Milky Way Galaxy, Triangulum Galaxy, and at least 30 other smaller…
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Astronomers are watching a delayed broadcast of a spectacular outburst from the unstable, behemoth double-star system Eta Carinae, an event initially seen on Earth nearly 170 years ago. Dubbed the "Great Eruption," the outburst first caught the attention of sky watchers in 1837 and was observed through 1858.:
False color composite image of southern lights on Saturn.