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There's A Cat In The Omega Nebula (You won't believe this)
Dark Roasted Blend ^ | January 2012 | Avi Abrams

Posted on 07/08/2012 1:15:21 PM PDT by Windflier

Find the bright star in the (upper) blue portion of the nebula. Look straight down and you can see the tip of the cat's left ear.

Look down and to the left, and you can see two perfectly symmetrical eyes, with a perfectly formed feline nose between them, exactly where you'd expect it to be.

It gets even weirder. Look above the cat's right eye and you can faintly see its right ear sticking up. If you can now clearly see the face of the cat, look to your right and you will see its entire body.



Even spookier....I can even see the spotted markings on the cat's face, and whiskers.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Astronomy
KEYWORDS: catnebula; ceilingcat; kittynebula; kittyping; megameow; nebula; photography; space; xplanets
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I know that some may have a hard time seeing the cat, but it stood right out the first time I looked at this image. It's so clear and perfect, that my first thought was, that another image must have somehow been superimposed on the photo of the nebula.
1 posted on 07/08/2012 1:15:27 PM PDT by Windflier
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To: Windflier

Looks like a orange tabby.


2 posted on 07/08/2012 1:18:03 PM PDT by lysie
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To: Windflier

I don’t know... I see 12 small elves doing the whole Irish Riverdance thing - maybe, Lord of the Dance.


3 posted on 07/08/2012 1:19:18 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: Windflier
Human brains find patterns in random things. It's a well known phenomenon.

But yeah... I see the cat.

/johnny

4 posted on 07/08/2012 1:19:49 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: lysie

a = an


5 posted on 07/08/2012 1:22:00 PM PDT by lysie
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To: Windflier
i see it.


6 posted on 07/08/2012 1:23:46 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A Dalmation was spotted wagging its tail.)
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To: Windflier; Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag

Well I don’t know about the cat part, but I can see the Madonna. And a pancreas.


7 posted on 07/08/2012 1:24:15 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Human brains find patterns in random things. It's a well known phenomenon. But yeah... I see the cat.

I know the phenomena well, and spent many boyhood afternoons finding patterns in clouds. This, though, is a whole 'nother level of 'pattern'. Unbelievable.

8 posted on 07/08/2012 1:26:23 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: lysie
Looks like a orange tabby.

Looks more like a cheetah, or some other big cat to me.

9 posted on 07/08/2012 1:27:17 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Nah...I can’t see any of that. But I also can’t see the pictures within pictures that you stare at for 15 minutes in the mall.


10 posted on 07/08/2012 1:27:30 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Windflier

It jumps straight out at you, once you find the star and follow the directions. Spooky!


11 posted on 07/08/2012 1:27:46 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Windflier

looks more like a wolf .. it has a long snout a cat doesn’t


12 posted on 07/08/2012 1:28:52 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: ransomnote
Nah...I can’t see any of that.

Look closer. It's really there.

13 posted on 07/08/2012 1:29:17 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

As my Siamese says: No surprise, cats rule the universe.....


14 posted on 07/08/2012 1:29:33 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Windflier

I can see the cat’s face. :)=^..^=


15 posted on 07/08/2012 1:30:00 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Windflier

Jumps right out at you. I’m going with orange tabby too.


16 posted on 07/08/2012 1:30:25 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Windflier

I must be right brained because I don’t see a cat...with your instructions I guess you can say it’s a cat...but to me it would be anything...


17 posted on 07/08/2012 1:30:25 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Windflier

I must be right brained because I don’t see a cat...with your instructions I guess you can say it’s a cat...but to me it could be anything...


18 posted on 07/08/2012 1:30:53 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: the invisib1e hand
i see it.

Amazing, isn't it?

19 posted on 07/08/2012 1:31:26 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Of Monsters and Men
20 posted on 07/08/2012 1:31:26 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Windflier; Slings and Arrows

Enjoy Slings And Arrows!:)=^..^=


21 posted on 07/08/2012 1:32:03 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Windflier

22 posted on 07/08/2012 1:32:21 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2
looks more like a wolf ..

I know what you're talking about. You've got to use a little imagination to see the wolf. It's fuzzier than the cat, which jumps out at you when you finally spot it.

23 posted on 07/08/2012 1:33:44 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Cool—Also look just next to the cats right ear. Looks like the face of a dog—German Shepherd-like.


24 posted on 07/08/2012 1:34:19 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: PA Engineer
I’m going with orange tabby too.

That's two votes for orange tabby. I'll have to look up a picture of one to see the resemblance. I keep seeing a cheetah or something similar.

25 posted on 07/08/2012 1:36:05 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Our brains are designed to interpret limited input into things which are recognizable. This leads to optical illusions but is a very handy survival tool when you only have a split second to react to a threat moving in your peripheral field of vision.

PS: There are TWO cats in the nebula. There is a bigger one to the left of the one you pointed out that is looking away to the left. Appears to be Siamese. And don't forget the puppy in the far upper left and the man's face outlined just below.

26 posted on 07/08/2012 1:36:41 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Windflier

for later


27 posted on 07/08/2012 1:37:45 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Popman
I must be right brained because I don’t see a cat...with your instructions I guess you can say it’s a cat...

When you spot it, it'll jump right out at you. The face is perfect. Nearly photographic. It's looking right at you.

28 posted on 07/08/2012 1:37:57 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I see many unusually-shaped noses... but no cat.


29 posted on 07/08/2012 1:38:02 PM PDT by ladyrustic (Get in the face of a liberal in honor of Breitbart.)
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To: Windflier

I can see him.

One of Bastet’s kittens?


30 posted on 07/08/2012 1:40:28 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: ransomnote

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Years ago, we got a bunch of those pictures you’re talking about to sell in our store. There was one with a hidden Jesus emerging from the tomb. I told my mother-in-law that only evil people weren’t able to see the Jesus in that picture. She never could see Jesus in that picture, though she tried. I think she half believed me. Only made her dislike me more, if that’s possible. :o)


31 posted on 07/08/2012 1:40:28 PM PDT by Twinkie (Isaiah 53)
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To: Windflier

Yep, I can see its whiskers as well.


32 posted on 07/08/2012 1:40:36 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Windflier

Bflr


33 posted on 07/08/2012 1:46:23 PM PDT by colinhester
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To: All
For those who are having a hard time spotting the cat:


34 posted on 07/08/2012 1:46:23 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

It’s like one of those 3D stereograms. Got to be cross-eyed to see them. First time I saw one of those in a shopping mall I spent a good hour straining to see what everyone else was seeing. But when you see it - wow!


35 posted on 07/08/2012 1:47:16 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Windflier

At mid lower left look for a white-like side profile of a horse with a 1880’s style bonnet on its head—no, not Camilla Parker Bowles or John Silky Pony Boy Edwards.


36 posted on 07/08/2012 1:47:16 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Windflier

Bflr


37 posted on 07/08/2012 1:47:25 PM PDT by colinhester
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To: Windflier

Looks like he’s got a bird in his mouth.


38 posted on 07/08/2012 1:50:42 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Windflier

CATS RULE!


39 posted on 07/08/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("All 57 states must stand together and defeat O-bozo!")
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To: Windflier
Me, I see nebulas (Nebulae) in clouds. I take a picture of clouds and do some photoshop work and I have a nebula.

Before

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40 posted on 07/08/2012 1:59:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Windflier

Is it’s name Skitter?


41 posted on 07/08/2012 2:00:47 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Windflier

I see KERMIT the FROG in the upper left area.


42 posted on 07/08/2012 2:12:38 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Windflier
Is this what you see?


43 posted on 07/08/2012 2:19:41 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Windflier

I see the cat you describe, and another one’s head/ear to the left. And there’s my ex!

I need some more ‘shrooms...


44 posted on 07/08/2012 2:19:57 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: righttackle44
No....it's a Tigger!!
45 posted on 07/08/2012 2:20:19 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: Windflier

I couldn’t see the cat without help, but now that I do, there’s a Walmart associate just left of him...big beefy guy in navy shirt?...about to punch cat in the nose.


46 posted on 07/08/2012 2:24:36 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (Don't confuse me with my horse.)
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To: Windflier

Looks more like Wile E. Cayote to me.


47 posted on 07/08/2012 2:28:59 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: Windflier

I don’t see it...

All I see is a brown mass I call the Obama after I go take a dump in the toilet..


48 posted on 07/08/2012 2:29:40 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks Windflier, it’s an ‘extra, extra’ ping to the APoD list.


49 posted on 07/08/2012 2:30:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Windflier
That's just great. We now learn that the fate of several thousand years of mankind's accomplishments will eventually be wiped out after being eaten by the giant space cat. This is why the universe can't have nice things.
50 posted on 07/08/2012 2:33:39 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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