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Images Dated 17th January 2000

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Hubble Reopens Eye on the Universe Featured 17 Jan 2000 Print

Hubble Reopens Eye on the Universe

In its first glimpse of the heavens following the successful December 1999 servicing mission, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a majestic view of a planetary nebula, the glowing remains of a dying, Sun-like star. This stellar relic, first spied by William Herschel in 1787, is nicknamed the "Eskimo" Nebula (NGC 2392) because, when viewed through ground-based telescopes, it resembles a face surrounded by a fur parka. In this Hubble telescope image, the "parka" is really a disk of material embellished with a ring of comet-shaped objects, with their tails streaming away from the central, dying star. The Eskimo's "face" also contains some fascinating details. Although this bright central region resembles a ball of twine, it is, in reality, a bubble of material being blown into space by the central star's intense "wind" of high-speed material. In this photo, one bubble lies in front of the other, obscuring part of the second lobe. Scientists believe that a ring of dense material around the star's equator, ejected during its red giant phase, created the nebula's shape. The bubbles are not smooth like balloons but have filaments of denser matter. Each bubble is about 1 light-year long and about half a light-year wide. Scientists are still puzzled about the origin of the comet-shaped features in the "parka." One possible explanation is that these objects formed from a collision of slow-and fast-moving gases. The Eskimo Nebula is about 5, 000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Gemini. The picture was taken Jan. 10 and 11, 2000, with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. The nebula's glowing gases produce the colors in this image: nitrogen (red), hydrogen (green), oxygen (blue), and helium (violet)


Tse Bighanilini Slot Canyon (Upper Antelope Canyon) Featured 17 Jan 2000 Print

Tse Bighanilini Slot Canyon (Upper Antelope Canyon)

Tse Bighanilini Slot Canyon (Upper Antelope Canyon), carved sandstone formations, Antelope Canyon, Arizona, United States of America, North America

© Robert Harding 2008 - All Rights Reserved

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View from Fort Napoleon Featured 17 Jan 2000 Print

View from Fort Napoleon

View from Fort Napoleon, Terre-de-Haut, Les Saintes, off Guadeloupe, French Antilles, West Indies, Central America

© Robert Harding 2008 - All Rights Reserved

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