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WISE (telescope) Photographs the Universe: (many awesome pics)

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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 01:42 PM

Flaming Star Nebula, taken in infrared light by NASA's WISE space telescope.

NASA's WISE telescope took this infrared image of a star-forming cloud called the Lambda Centauri Nebula, also known as the Running Chicken Nebula. The nebula is about 5,800 light-years from Earth, and it's home to a new cluster of stars born nearly 8 million years ago.

This mosaic image taken by NASA’s WISE space telescope features three nebulas--the Flame Nebula, the Horsehead Nebula and NGC 2023--that are part of the giant Orion Molecular Cloud.

The immense Andromeda galaxy, also known as Messier 31 or simply M31, is captured in full in this new image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

Dust speckles the Andromeda galaxy's spiral arms, as captured by the longest-wavelength infrared detectors on WISE (12-micron light has been color coded orange, and 22-micron light, red). The hot dust, which is being heated by newborn stars, traces the spidery arms all the way to the center of the galaxy. Telltale signs of young stars can also be seen in the centers of Andromeda's smaller companion galaxies, M32 and M110.


More of the stuff I love to see. More tagiable evidence the Gov't actually does spend some of our money on some good stuff. Truly amazing pics and info.

Makes life enjoyable to see this stuff coming in week after week from the varying craft and land bases we have-all looking into the sky-searching.

Still now signs of life that is like us Humans.

After hearing the crime report for the Christmas weekend, it makes me sad to think that we humans maybe the most intelligent beings in the universe. Very sad....

Anyway, Enjoy the pics.

posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 02:54 PM
Must be a slow Monday today.

Not one comment on such awesome pics of some of Gods most beautiful creations.....

Or not....

posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 03:08 PM

Always like new pictures from space. Would be neat to find another friendly planet.... although I'm sure we would just attack them and take their resources.

posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:04 PM
reply to post by NWtoHide

LOL that's a positive way to be looking at things.

The truth of the matter is we need things to survive. That is primary and comes first. Lets be honest.

So, I guess you could be correct-depending on the circumstances.

posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 07:10 PM
The shot of Andromeda is amazing. Thanks for the Post

posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 08:39 PM
reply to post by Hellsmight

Glad you liked them. I think every shot is awesome.

Spread the word.

The more the merrier to find out about what is out there.

posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 04:26 AM
what i realized is these only look like this from FAR away!

if you were on some planet in the andromeda, it would look like here, and you would be saying, 'wow look how cool the milky way looks!'

if you had a space ship, i wonder how close you would get before it started to look like stars, instead of cool space galaxies.

posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 05:46 AM
Thanks for sharing! S & F!! I always find myself completely lost when I look at pics like these. They're so amazing!

posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 06:01 AM
reply to post by anon72

I would pay money to work in the "NASA galaxy-naming department"!!!

The running chicken galaxy?? I'm not seeing the chicken....maybe after a few beers.

Love the Andromeda pic!!

Thanks for those images.


posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 08:04 AM
reply to post by operation mindcrime

I would pay money to work in the "NASA galaxy-naming department"!!! The running chicken galaxy?? I'm not seeing the chicken....maybe after a few beers.

I hear what you are saying.

I was like how in the hell did they come up with that one????

I didn't think about having a few beers before looking at them. I like that idea... Cheers

posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 10:59 PM
reply to post by anon72

They're named by the discoverer. Most institutions just assign a letter/number name. With a name like the running chicken maybe it was discovered by an "amateur". I use amateur in quotes b/c anyone who is going to take the time to photograph and make sure a galaxy hasn't been documented before is hardly an "amateur" in my book.


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