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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Messier's Eleven
NASA ^ | July 12, 2013 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 07/12/2013 3:59:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Explanation: This fifteen degree wide field of view stretches across the crowded starfields of Sagittarius toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy. In fact, the center of the galaxy lies near the right edge of the rich starscape and eleven bright star clusters and nebulae fall near the center of the frame. All eleven are numbered entries in the catalog compiled by 18th century cosmic tourist Charles Messier. Gaining celebrity status with skygazers, M8 (Lagoon), M16 (Eagle), M17 (Omega), and M20 (Trifid) show off the telltale reddish hues of emission nebulae associated with star forming regions. But also eye-catching in small telescopes are star clusters in the crowded region; M18, M21, M22, M23, M25, and M28. Broader in extent than the star clusters themselves, M24 is actually a cloud of the Milky Way's stars thousands of light-years long, seen through a break in the galaxy's veil of obscuring dust. You can put your cursor over the image (or click here) for help identifying Messier's eleven.

July 12, 2013

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; charlesmessier; eagle; lagoon; m16; m17; m18; m20; m21; m22; m23; m24; m25; m28; m8; messier; messierobject; messierobjects; messierseleven; milkyway; omega; science; trifid
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1 posted on 07/12/2013 3:59:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

“The thing’s hollow — it goes on forever — and — oh my God — it’s full of stars!”


2 posted on 07/12/2013 4:01:05 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: SunkenCiv

This series starts in Monaco instead of Las Vegas?


3 posted on 07/12/2013 4:01:22 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: bigheadfred

Ok, that sounds familure but I can’t place it. Where did that come from?


4 posted on 07/12/2013 4:02:26 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: null and void; bigheadfred

;’)


5 posted on 07/12/2013 4:02:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: taxcontrol

a space odyssey


6 posted on 07/12/2013 4:02:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
The Big One

7 posted on 07/12/2013 4:02:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: taxcontrol

:’) It’s associated with the past, circa twelve years ago, and also circa 35 years ago...


8 posted on 07/12/2013 4:04:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: bigheadfred

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d8933Mli98
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSFDp6DT7l0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8ak8VXIi8I


9 posted on 07/12/2013 4:06:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: taxcontrol
2001: A Space Odyssey

The last message from Dr. David Bowman.

10 posted on 07/12/2013 4:06:52 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: SunkenCiv

HAWHAWHAW


11 posted on 07/12/2013 4:10:48 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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12 posted on 07/12/2013 5:18:00 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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