Originally posted by ALLis0NE
Originally posted by Charismagic
But that galaxy plus the mass of clouds surrounding it had no right to impersonate a boomerang shaped HUGE UFO!
Those are not clouds.... it's not smoke either...
Those are actually billions and trillions and zillions of stars and galaxies that come together to look like clouds.
Just like billions of molecules of water come together to make clouds, those are billions of stars that come together to make what looks like clouds.
Just in case you didn't know.
Originally posted by earth2
reply to post by sliceNodice
Is this unusual?
Isnt there a lot of galaxies colliding?
Originally posted by Copernicus
reply to post by xynephadyn
I think UFO's bigger than solar systems dont exist.
Do you realize the scale?
[edit on 15-8-2009 by Copernicus]
Originally posted by Majic
reply to post by adrenochrome
You're just saying that because you're part of the Great Coverup.
I, for one, welcome our new galaxy-sized overlords.
Resembling an interstellar Frisbee, this is a disk of dust seen edge-on around a newborn star in the Orion nebula, located 1,500 light-years away. Because the disk is edge-on, the star is largely hidden inside, in this striking Hubble Space Telescope picture. The disk may be an embryonic planetary system in the making. Our solar system probably formed out of just such a disk 4.5 billion years ago. At 17 times the diameter of our own solar system, this disk is the largest of several recently discovered in the Orion nebula.
Originally posted by xsmithiex
very nice pics, how did you get these?
second line safe
The entire width of the image, in angular size, is no bigger on the sky than the apparent width of your finger held at arm's length.
To astronomers, however, this seemingly small area is a big piece of celestial real estate. To cover even this much of the sky, Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys snapped more than 500 separate exposures, at 63 different pointings, spread out over the course of one year.