posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 07:57 PM
This one is easy...
I too, have been watching this star, that twinkles with such deep arrays of scintilating color bands. While most speculate that the colors are derived
from lensing from Earth's atmosphere, the real reason this star is so much more than that is because it is more dynamic that most other (boring)
twinklers... Known as a Super Nova... Here's one that'll make you look twice!
Eye of God Planetary
This spectacular object, a dying star unraveling into space, is a favorite of amateur and professional astronomers alike. Spitzer has mapped the
expansive outer structure of the six-light-year-wide nebula, and probed the inner region around the central dead star to reveal what appears to be a
planetary system that survived the star's chaotic death throes.
I have always considered this nebula to be a real eye opener, and every time I am reminded of it it still blows my mind to see the exact replication
of the human eye as a planetary super nova that combines the coldness of the beauty of blue eyes with the shocking horror of the hunter-killer
efficiency of a Terminator... staring right at you!...
This image is a composite showing ionized H-alpha (green) and O III (blue) gases from the Hubble Space Telescope, and molecular hydrogen (red)
from Spitzer observations at 4.5 and 8.0 microns.
NOW you guys can say "Case Closed"...
edit on 23-8-2011 by Heyyo_yoyo because: (no reason given)