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the-telescope-times: “ Solved: One of the mysteries of globular clusters A study shows that the most massive stars in the last stages of their lives are those which contaminate the interstellar medium with new chemical elements, giving rise to...

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The Triangulum Emission Nebula - NGC 604Located 2.7 million light-years away in the constellation Triangulum lies the massive nebula known as NGC 604. Though such nebulae are common in galaxies, this one is particularly large, nearly 1,500 light-years across, and it dominates a portion of galaxy M33’s spiral arm. Nebula NGC 604 is also an area of intense star formation. At the heart of the nebula there are over 200 hot stars, most are more massive than our Sun with the largest being up...

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Sword Of Orion: Orion constellation is known for 3 stars in short straight row called Orion’s Belt. A curved line of stars hangs from the three BELT stars; they're called Orion’s Sword as if a weapon with armor. The Orion Nebula is about midway down in the Sword of Orion, aka M42, a stellar nursery where new stars are being born. #DdO:) - https://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/universe-lights/ - UNIVERSE LIGHTS. Pinned via freyboss ASTRONOMY board from futuristicnews. Link= easy map.

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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2015 August 28 Puppis A Supernova Remnant Driven by the explosion of a massive star, supernova remnant Puppis A is blasting into the surrounding interstellar medium...

If you could travel at 99.9% the speed of light, how long would it take you to get to the Moon? Mars? The nearest star? Hop aboard our interstellar starship and find out! http://futurism.com/images/traveling-near-the-speed-of-light-infographic/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=Futurism&utm_content=Traveling%20Near%20The%20Speed%20Of%20Light%20%5BInfographic%5D

If you could travel at 99.9% the speed of light, how long would it take you to get to the Moon? Mars? The nearest star? Hop aboard our interstellar starship and find out! http://futurism.com/images/traveling-near-the-speed-of-light-infographic/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=Futurism&utm_content=Traveling%20Near%20The%20Speed%20Of%20Light%20%5BInfographic%5D

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the golden record images -Famous "Voyager 1" spacecraft was launched by NASA on September 5, 1977. Despite its primary missions (to study the outer Solar System and interstellar medium) the spacecraft had another – to send a message to other life forms in the universe.

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from io9

These Are the Starships of Our Dreams

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The Smile Nebula (NGC 3199) is a bright emission nebula of about 75 light-years across, located some 11,736 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina. It is created by the Wolf-Rayet star 18 (also known as HD 89358), blowing a strong stellar wind into the surrounding interstellar medium. Wolf-Rayet stars... Continue reading on: http://annesastronomynews.com/annes-picture-of-the-day-the-smile-nebula/

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Friday, May 30, 2014: Stars form within nebula NGC 2170, which lie in the constellation of Monoceros (The Unicorn). A dark nebula, such as this one, provides raw material for the star formation going on inside them. The newly formed, massive blue stars seen here continue to push away traces of the dust that previously hid them from view. The material that remains will eventually disperse in the interstellar medium. ©2014 Tom Chao

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The Smile Nebula (NGC 3199) is a bright emission nebula of about 75 light-years across, located some 11,736 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina. It is created by the Wolf-Rayet star 18 (also known as HD 89358), blowing a strong stellar wind into the surrounding interstellar medium.

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