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Heidi Edwards
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student of geology, birdwatcher, skywatcher, gem hunter, gold prospector, astronomy enthusiast, knitter and crocheter, and I like to cook! Avid Tom Cruise fan!
student of geology, birdwatcher, skywatcher, gem hunter, gold prospector, astronomy enthusiast, knitter and crocheter, and I like to cook! Avid Tom Cruise fan!

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Building spring inventory for My Little Crochet Shop 😊
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1/30/17
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When Cosmic Winds Collide: LL Orionis Bow Shock
What created this great arc in space? This arcing, graceful structure is actually a bow shock about half a light-year across, created as the wind from young star LL Orionis collides with the Orion Nebula flow. Adrift in Orion's stellar nursery and still in its formative years, variable star LL Orionis produces a wind more energetic than the wind from our own middle-aged sun. As the fast stellar wind runs into slow moving gas a shock front is formed, analogous to the bow wave of a boat moving through water or a plane traveling at supersonic speed. The slower gas is flowing away from the Orion Nebula's hot central star cluster, the Trapezium, located off the lower right hand edge of the picture. In three dimensions, LL Ori's wrap-around shock front is shaped like a bowl that appears brightest when viewed along the "bottom" edge. The complex stellar nursery in Orion shows a myriad of similar fluid shapes associated with star formation, including the bow shock surrounding a faint star at the upper right. Part of a mosaic covering the Great Nebula in Orion, this composite color image was recorded in 1995 by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Image Credit: Hubble Heritage Team (AURA / STScI), C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt U.), NASA
Release Date: May 22, 2016

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+European Space Agency, ESA 
+NASA Goddard 
+Space Telescope Science Institute 
+Vanderbilt University 
+Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD) 

#NASA #Hubble #Astronomy #Space #Science #Star #LLOrionis #Nebula #Orion #Stellarwinds #Cosmos #Universe #Telescope #ESA #STScI #APoD
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A room with a view...

The Northern Lights over Canada

Credit: Adam Hill
Adam's website: www.AdamHillStudios.ca
Location: Northwest Territories, Canada
Date: September 9, 2015

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+Adam Hill 

#Astronomy #Space #Science #Aurora #Borealis #NorthernLights #Earth #Northwest #Territories #NWT #Canada #Astrophotography #Art #STEM 
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Highest Peak
World Heritage, New Zealand
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Life hacks? Replacing bull crap ideas that I've been programmed to believe about myself/the world that have been holding me back for nearly my whole life! Let's do this!
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Wine history is often intriguing
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