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Hubble Spots a Celestial Bauble
ScienceDaily (Dec. 15, 2010) — Hubble has spotted a festive bauble of gas in our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. Formed in the aftermath of a supernova explosion that took place four centuries ago, this sphere of gas has been snapped in a series of observations made between 2006 and 2010.
A bauble was originally a stick with a weight attached, used in weighing a child's toy, but especially the mock symbol of office carried by a court jester. This fool's bauble was a baton terminating in a figure of Folly with cap and bells, and sometimes having a bladder fastened to the other end. Subsequently it became a term for anything trivial or childishly folly. More recently the term means a virtually worthless decorative object.
Originally posted by spacedoubt
Inspiring enough to create Hubble Bubble Gum.
Originally posted by machines4200
i wish there was a way to properly man a telescope.. imagine being the one chosen to ride that thing and somehow had all the nessesities for years..lol..