The burning red intensity of the nebulae at the bottom of the picture illuminates wisps of gas and dark dust, each spanning many light-years. Moving up and across, bright stars become visible as sparse specks of light, giving the impression of pin-pricks in a cosmic cloak. Looking for and at low-mass stars can help us to understand how stars behave when they are in the early stages of formation, and can give us an idea of how the Sun might have looked billions of years ago.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Gouliermis (University of Heidelberg)
#hubble #hst #nasa #science #astronomy #galaxy #stars
Image Credit & Copyright: Laurie Hatch
Only two days past full, February's moon shines through thin clouds, rising on the left in this fisheye night skyscape. The moonlight illuminates a weathered, rounded foreground in the Alabama Hills, conveniently located east of Mt. Whitney along the Sierra Nevada range in California, USA, planet Earth. Orion the Hunter stands at the right, a familiar northern winter constellation. Bright Jupiter, the solar system's ruling gas giant, is near center at the top of the frame. Below Jupiter, Sirius, alpha star of the Big Dog, poses above a bowed and twisted landform known as Möbius Arch, its curve reminiscent of the mathematically famous surface with only one side. Of course, instead of using rock, wind, and weather, a Möbius strip is easier to make with paper, scissors, and tape.
Murray Ridge is part of the western rim of Endeavour Crater, an impact scar that is billions of years old and about 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
#mars #science #nasa #space #hirise #mro #opportunity #crater
More here: http://bit.ly/1bMMQj9
(Image: NASA / JPL / SSI / chart by Emily Lakdawalla)
Explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by scientists! Family Science Days are free and open to all.
This free community science showcase features hands-on demos, shows, and other activities appropriate for K-12 children and their families. The event features a broad range of educators and scientists promoting an interest in science among the general public.
More information here: http://meetings.aaas.org/public/family-science-days/
Thank you for this great event.
PS: I was in Chicago last year with my friend Mark. I dared him to wear a San Jose Sharks hockey jersey the day before the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup rally. It was so much fun! ;-)
#FamSciDays #STEM #Chicago
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