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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Cygnus Wall of Star Formation
NASA ^ | January 22, 2013 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 01/22/2013 9:02:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv

Explanation: The North America nebula on the sky can do what the North America continent on Earth cannot -- form stars. Specifically, in analogy to the Earth-confined continent, the bright part that appears as Central America and Mexico is actually a hot bed of gas, dust, and newly formed stars known as the Cygnus Wall. The above image shows the star forming wall lit and eroded by bright young stars, and partly hidden by the dark dust they have created. The part of the North America nebula (NGC 7000) shown spans about 15 light years and lies about 1,500 light years away toward the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus).

January 22, 2013

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; cygnus; science
[Credit & Copyright: Nick Pavelchak]

1 posted on 01/22/2013 9:02:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 01/22/2013 9:04:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The Stars Like Dust-Azimov!


3 posted on 01/22/2013 9:05:00 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

My favorite was “Pebble in the Sky” — although I can’t help but wonder what it would have been like had Asimov not changed it in midstream from “Pablo in the Sky”, a science fiction novel about a time-traveling cello player.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 9:06:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

How much fact is involved with the idea that new stars are created? What is the proof?


5 posted on 01/22/2013 9:07:20 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

I wish someone like Peter King could do the Foundation Trilogy!


6 posted on 01/22/2013 9:07:27 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Somewhere in there lurks a mysterious force.


7 posted on 01/22/2013 9:09:03 PM PST by deadrock
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To: DEADROCK
"Somewhere in there lurks a mysterious force."

Parallax?


8 posted on 01/22/2013 9:19:46 PM PST by FortWorthPatriot ("If this be treason, make the most of it." - Patrick Henry, 30 May 1765)
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To: SunkenCiv

Cygnus... ain’t that ducky.


9 posted on 01/22/2013 9:23:42 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Bellflower

There isn’t any. Nor is there proof that they “die”.


10 posted on 01/22/2013 9:28:41 PM PST by youngidiot (God help us.)
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To: Bellflower

>> “How much fact is involved with the idea that new stars are created? What is the proof?” <<

.
LOL!

You’re not supposed to ask questions like that; its disrespectful of your betters.


11 posted on 01/22/2013 9:38:37 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SunkenCiv

12 posted on 01/22/2013 9:39:28 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: DEADROCK

The red thing is creepy!

Looks like a giant lobster coming for me!


13 posted on 01/22/2013 10:12:38 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Bellflower

The proof is hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, hydrogen make everything happen. It’s said matter can’t created or destroyed just as God had no beginning and will have no end.If God were an element he’d be hydrogen. When an old star dies it releases every element in it, carbon, helium, calcium ,every element on the Periodic Table. The energy from the star disturbs a cloud of dust and hydrogen and as it begins to co-lase from it’s own gravity until that dense cloud of matter forms a nuclear core and when it reaches critical mass and temperature, and then BAM! another star is born and on and on it goes like life it’s self. The eternal beginning and ending.


14 posted on 01/22/2013 10:15:10 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

;’)


15 posted on 01/23/2013 4:07:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: jmacusa
I thought Einstein had proven that hydrogen is the second most common element in the universe.

After stupidity.

16 posted on 01/23/2013 9:18:47 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
''Against every great and noble idea are a million mediocre minds''.- Einstein. And just you are you aiming you barb at?
17 posted on 01/23/2013 10:00:31 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

typo meant to say ‘’who’’


18 posted on 01/23/2013 10:02:13 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

It was not a barb against anyone. The mention of hydrogen made me think of a quotation from Einstein about hydrogen and stupidity...I don’t recall exactly how it goes but it was something along the lines of “hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, after studipity.” Or maybe he had hydrogen first and stupidity second.


19 posted on 01/23/2013 12:26:03 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: SunkenCiv

That looks like a California wild fire seen from an airplane. Your thumbnail even shows plenty of smoke rising off the fire and blowing toward the left.

Great job, Mr. Civilizations! ;-)


20 posted on 01/23/2013 5:18:52 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Verginius Rufus

“The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity’’. Actually it wasn’t Einstein who said this. It was the writer Harlan Ellison.


21 posted on 01/23/2013 11:20:27 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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