posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:35 PM
The Hubble Space Telescope is gem. It is a shame that it may never be updated or fixed when broken again. But until those days come, let us enjoy the
discoveries it continues to make:
Hubble Offers a Dazzling Necklace
- A giant cosmic necklace
glows brightly in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image. The object, aptly named the Necklace Nebula, is a recently discovered planetary nebula, the
glowing remains of an ordinary, Sun-like star. The nebula consists of a bright ring, measuring 12 trillion miles wide, dotted with dense, bright knots
of gas that resemble diamonds in a necklace. A pair of stars orbiting close together produced the nebula, also called PN G054.2-03.4. About 10,000
years ago one of the aging stars ballooned to the point where it engulfed its companion star.
I always loved this telescope.
to its continuing missions. Fun note: The 'necklace' is almost as big as the US National Debt.
11-8-2011 by DragonFire1024 because: typo
edit on 11-8-2011 by DragonFire1024 because: add