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This stardust melody is the Antennae galaxies, two separate galaxies that began to collide a few hundred million years ago. The two bright circles in the upper
right and lower left areas are the old galaxy cores. The brilliant bright spots are new stars forming, while the pink areas surrounding them are hydrogen gas.
The brown areas are old stars surrounded by dust from stars.
LH 95, a group of infant stars within the Large Magellanic Cloud, will be further analyzed for each star's age and mass with help from the
Hubble's high-resolution cameras. Generating high ultraviolet radiation levels and powerful stellar winds, the largest stars within this group are
estimated to be about three times the mass of the Sun.
nightflight wrote:I just chose this one for my wallpaper on my computer. Such spectacular images, there are no words to adequately describe them.Except perhaps "the mighty light of ten thousand suns challenges infinity and is soon gone". Thank you for the amazing photographs, Jill. Absolutely breathtaking.And Happy Memorial Day, everybody.
nightflight wrote:There really IS something about looking up into the heavens that evokes a feeling of awe and wonder, I think. Human beings have been doing that since the dawn of our own realization that there is something greater or at least something else out there besides ourselves.
Thank you for featuring this again Jill. It is well worth another visit. I especially love the NASA footage set to the songs from TOCCC, but it is all gorgeous!
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