Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day
Posted on 04/03/2010 5:34:17 AM PDT by sig226
Explanation: Near the outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy some 200 thousand light-years distant, lies 5 million year young star cluster NGC 602. Surrounded by natal gas and dust, NGC 602 is featured in this stunning Hubble image of the region. Fantastic ridges and swept back shapes strongly suggest that energetic radiation and shock waves from NGC 602's massive young stars have eroded the dusty material and triggered a progression of star formation moving away from the cluster's center. At the estimated distance of the Small Magellanic Cloud, the picture spans about 200 light-years, but a tantalizing assortment of background galaxies are also visible in the sharp Hubble view. The background galaxies are hundreds of millions of light-years or more beyond NGC 602.
Beautiful. One more pic for my desktop background,
That's a long, long way.......You can't convince me that there isn't life out there somewhere. I just hope I live long enough till it's discovered.
I love this picture it’s my wall paper for my desk top. When my son comes home he puts new backgrounds from the Hubble on...
Maybe Life has already been discovered! Maybe they are living amongst Us right now!I think there is a good possibility that the Toad living at the White House right now came in on a Spaceship from some distant screwedup place. That could explain why he has spent over two Million Dollars hiding the Birth Certificate and GOD only knows how much more bribing people to make his past Invisible to Us mere Humans.....:-)
Beautiful picture! Thanks.
Does anyone have more information on the “event” that will be or as been happening but will be at its “height” tomorrow, Easter Sunday - re: Mercury and Venus being close together?
Need to know what time will this “event” be best seen and where in the sky? ( I think I read to the WEST ).
Thanks in advance.
I switch these pictures from Hubble every week or so. And its amazing what Hubble has done for science. It has surpassed the expectations of everyone.
(Prolly the best 'investment' (spending) the gubmint ever made. Next to the Apollo program, IMO)
The mars rovers have been a pretty fair investment as well.
Can you see the baby’s face towards the right side of the picture? Very cool!
How do you do that?
I think so...I had the horsehead nebula up for a long time.
You know, my son Nate saved it for me and I think he copied it and saved it on my desktop and then went into control panel and somehow pasted it in there. I will talk to him today and ask him how it did it and get back to you.
Yeah, you're right. I forgot about those. NASA did good with our money there.
Any picture you navigate to can become a background image. Simply right click on the photo and a context-sensitive menu will come up. Select “Set as background”.
Any picture you navigate to can become a background image. Simply right click on the photo and a context-sensitive menu will come up. Select Set as background.
I don’t know if you saw this but here’s how to make it your wall paper.
I just hope they don't think we are tasty, with a little Hot Tabasco...
I usually judge Vast distances by the distance Voyager had to travel from the Delta quadrant back home to the Alpha quadrant.
I think it was 70,000 light years.
At Warp 9 that was like 70 years of travel.
Half the distance across the Milky Way.
70 years at Warp 9, and thats only 70,000 ly.......
Too bad we couldn’t recover the Hubble and bring it back for the Smithsonian.
I’d pick the higher res picture from the actual website then right click on it and pick “Set As Backround”
you might also have to choose “Stretch” in Desktop properties to get a picture to completely fill the screen.
I was thinking maybe a tattoo that says "I taste like worms" but then I would be forever having to explain it..........
Did it work??
I find myself just looking at it and all the little things that represent galaxies ........and the knowledge that those little galaxies are literally trillions and trillions of miles away from us.........
It makes me feel so insignificant.......
They are already here and I expect our public masters to reveal their existence soon, so you may get your wish.
How fast is warp nine?
You could be right, someone already sent me a letter wanting to know how many people live in my house.........
Could assimilation be in my future? Makes one want to say Hmmmm.............
“...How fast is warp nine?...”
A little slower than my old ‘69 Camero was.
1.63 Trillion Kilometers per hour. +/-
Please remove me from your APOD list.
I love it and appreciate the effort you put into it but will search via keyword/title from now on. Thanks!
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