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Thursday, December 19, 2013

By combining observations from several instruments, we can see an initial solar eruption and the ensuing, large cloud of particles that blasted into space over a 10-hour period (Feb. 9-10, 2012). A close look at the orange-colored Sun image in extreme UV light shows a filament that broke away from the Sun to the right. Credit: NASA/GSFC/STEREO

A map of our galaxy the Milky Way, showing pulsars (red), planetary nebulae (blue), globular clusters (yellow), and the orbits of several stars.
A map of our galaxy the Milky Way, showing pulsars (red), planetary nebulae (blue), globular clusters (yellow), and the orbits of several stars.

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By combining observations from several instruments, we can see an initial solar eruption and the ensuing, large cloud of particles that blasted into space over a 10-hour period (Feb. 9-10, 2012). A close look at the orange-colored Sun image in extreme UV light shows a filament that broke away from the Sun to the right. Credit: NASA/GSFC/STEREO
By combining observations from several instruments, we can see an initial solar eruption and the ensuing, large cloud of particles that blasted into space over a 10-hour period (Feb. 9-10, 2012). A close look at the orange-colored Sun image in extreme UV light shows a filament that broke away from the Sun to the right.   Credit: NASA/GSFC/STEREO

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Anthony Mattox ~ Particle Sphere 0633 (mandala)
Anthony Mattox ~ Particle Sphere 0633 (mandala)

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Turquoise - Bamboo
Turquoise - Bamboo

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Supergiant star Gamma Cygni lies at the center of the Northern Cross, a famous asterism in the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus). Known by the proper name Sadr, the bright star also lies at the center of this gorgeous skyscape, featuring a complex of stars, dust clouds, and glowing nebulae along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy.
Supergiant star Gamma Cygni lies at the center of the Northern Cross, a famous asterism in the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus). Known by the proper name Sadr, the bright star also lies at the center of this gorgeous skyscape, featuring a complex of stars, dust clouds, and glowing nebulae along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy.

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