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Originally posted by anonymousproxy
ever thought it could be an eye looking in?
Originally posted by SneakAPeek
I would have to suggest that this hole was made by a gamma ray burst, it's nothing but light.
[edit on 13-5-2010 by SneakAPeek]
Technical facts about this news release:
About this Object
Object Name: NGC 1999
Object Description: Reflection Nebula in Orion
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 36m 25s
Dec. -06° 43' 05''
Distance: The distance to NGC 1999 is 460 pc (~1500 light-years).
Diameter: The diameter of the entire nebula is 0.9 light-years.
This image of a portion of the nebula around the central star is 75 arcseconds (roughly 0.55 light-years) along the horizontal side.
New stars are born out of vast clouds of cold gas and dust. As the collective gravity of the gas pulls inward, the whole collection starts to spin. As the star grows in the middle, it spins faster and faster, and a disk of planet-forming material forms around it. Powerful jets fire off from the top and bottom of the star to relieve its accumulating pressure. Eventually the envelope of material falls onto the spinning disk, and the jets halt.
Originally posted by fbipeeper
Oh what is is people. Do we wanna find it amazing when they are wrong, or should we be amazed when they are RIGHT!.. I vote for "when they are right" cuz so far, historically.......... science is goose eggs