Profile cover photo
Profile photo
kevin Paul Jeater
15,295 followers -
Kevin Paul Jeater living in Port Talbot with my family.
Kevin Paul Jeater living in Port Talbot with my family.

15,295 followers
About
Posts

Post has shared content
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
Hubble Captures Stunning View Of Dazzling Lagoon Nebula

Hubble Space Telescopa celebrates 28th anniversary in style with stunning view of Lagoon Nebula.
At the center of the photo, a monster young star 200,000 times brighter than our Sun is blasting powerful ultraviolet radiation and hurricane-like stellar winds, carving out a fantasy landscape of ridges, cavities, and mountains of gas and dust.

This mayhem is all happening at the heart of the Lagoon Nebula, a vast stellar nursery located 4,000 light-years away and visible in binoculars simply as a smudge of light with a bright core.

The giant star, called Herschel 36, is bursting out of its natal cocoon of material, unleashing blistering radiation and torrential stellar winds (streams of subatomic particles) that push dust away in curtain-like sheets. This action resembles the Sun bursting through the clouds at the end of an afternoon thunderstorm that showers sheets of rainfall.

Herschel 36’s violent activity has blasted holes in the bubble-shaped cloud, allowing astronomers to study this action-packed stellar breeding ground.

The hefty star is 32 times more massive and eight times hotter than our Sun. It is nearly nine times our Sun’s diameter. Herschel 36 is still very active because it is young by a star’s standards, only 1 million years old. Based on its mass, it will live for another 5 million years. In comparison, our smaller Sun is 5 billion years old and will live another 5 billion years.

This region epitomizes a typical, raucous stellar nursery full of birth and destruction. The clouds may look majestic and peaceful, but they are in a constant state of flux from the star’s torrent of searing radiation and high-speed particles from stellar winds. As the monster star throws off its natal cocoon of material with its powerful energy, it is suppressing star formation around it.

However, at the dark edges of this dynamic bubble-shaped ecosystem, stars are forming within dense clouds of gas and dust. Dark, elephant-like “trunks” of material represent dense pieces of the cocoon that are resistant to erosion by the searing ultraviolet light and serve as incubators for fledgling stars. They are analogous to desert buttes that resist weather erosion.

Hubble Space Telescope
Read more here:
http://hubblesite.org/news_release/news/2018-21

Clips, images credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI

Music credit: YouTube Audio Library
Add a comment...

Post has shared content

Post has shared content
Devils Punchbowl Waterfall, New Zealand
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
Southern end of the Gold Coast ~ Australia
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
April ... a dawn of fantasy.
Photo

Post has shared content
"Springtime Blues"
Wisconsin Horizons By Phil Koch.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
TONIGHT I'm not going to the beach, I won't be on a boat, heck i won't even be out of my town. I will be at the Tri Leisure Center watching NELLY!!!! HAHAA I had Nelly's first cd back in 2000 or something, and tonight he comes to Spruce Grove :D
.
Here is a place Nelly won't be tonight.
.
#Tofino #Uclulet #Travel #ExploreBC #HelloBC #TravelBC #Britishcolumbia #Canada #WestCoast #Sunset #Ocean #Landscape #longexposure #Sunset #seascape
.
#BTPLandscapePro+BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape
#photomaniacanada +Photo Mania Canada
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Dorma Wiggin
#jessemartineau
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has shared content

STUNNING APOD!! NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team - Reprocessing by Maksim Kakitsev https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180419.html
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
APOD: 2018 April 18 - Milky Way over Deadvlei in Namibia

Image Credit & Copyright: Stefan Liebermann

What planet is this? It is the only planet currently known to have trees. The trees in Deadvlei, though, have been dead for over 500 years. Located in Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia (Earth), saplings grew after rainfall caused a local river to overflow, but died after sand dunes shifted to section off the river. High above and far in the distance, the band of our Milky Way Galaxy forms an arch over a large stalk in this well-timed composite image, taken last month. The soil of white clay appears to glow by reflected starlight. Rising on the left, under the Milky Way's arch, is a band of zodiacal light -- sunlight reflected by dust orbiting in the inner Solar System. On the right, just above one of Earth's larger sand dunes, an astute eye can find the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our galaxy. Finding the Small Magellanic Cloud in the featured image, though, is perhaps too hard.

Larger image: https://buff.ly/2H7Ylqx
Photo
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded