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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- L Ori and the Orion Nebula
NASA ^ | February 03, 2013 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 02/02/2013 9:25:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv

Explanation: This esthetic close-up of cosmic clouds and stellar winds features LL Orionis, interacting with the Orion Nebula flow. Adrift in Orion's stellar nursery and still in its formative years, variable star LL Orionis produces a wind more energetic than the wind from our own middle-aged Sun. As the fast stellar wind runs into slow moving gas a shock front is formed, analogous to the bow wave of a boat moving through water or a plane traveling at supersonic speed. The small, arcing, graceful structure just above and left of center is LL Ori's cosmic bow shock, measuring about half a light-year across. The slower gas is flowing away from the Orion Nebula's hot central star cluster, the Trapezium, located off the upper left corner of the picture. In three dimensions, LL Ori's wrap-around shock front is shaped like a bowl that appears brightest when viewed along the "bottom" edge. The beautiful picture is part of a large mosaic view of the complex stellar nursery in Orion, filled with a myriad of fluid shapes associated with star formation.

February 03, 2013

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; llorionis; orion; orionnebula; science; trapezium
[Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team]

1 posted on 02/02/2013 9:25:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
This is pretty. The big version will make a dandy wallpaper.

2 posted on 02/02/2013 9:30:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

All these things will be revealed, to the faithful.

Psalm 8:4-6 (KJV)

4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:


3 posted on 02/02/2013 9:35:01 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: SunkenCiv

One of the coolest things to view in the night sky for n00b folks like me that use a Binocular. For the Orion Nebula, you don’t even need a binocular on some nights, if the skies are good and clear, ect. (still always best to use optics if ya got’em)


4 posted on 02/02/2013 9:58:30 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: One Name

What in the world(or Universe) does that have to do with this APOD? lol


5 posted on 02/02/2013 10:00:29 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn

It establishes your insignificance in the eyes of the LORD, my fellow traveller.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 10:06:45 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: One Name

Quit stalking me.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 10:24:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: KoRn

It’s big, Barney Fife big!


8 posted on 02/02/2013 10:29:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: KoRn

The Andromeda Galaxy is visible to the naked eye.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 11:03:16 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: One Name
It establishes your insignificance in the eyes of the LORD, my fellow traveller.

Sure, nothing makes me feel more insignificant than having dominion over the universe.

10 posted on 02/02/2013 11:40:53 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: jmacusa

Yes, but curiously, as I have read, there is no mention of it in ancient accounts of the sky. And while we’re at it, I might note that the SNOWFLAKE was never described or accurately depicted until the the time of Kepler and Robert Hooke.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 11:57:06 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: KoRn

My experience has always been that celestial objects designated as “naked eye” in the various literature were actually “easy binocular” objects. Of course, this is largely because of light pollution, but even allowing for that, it always seemed to me that they assumed a high standard of visual acuity. And yes, the Andromeda nebula is a case in point! I can convince myself I’m seeing it naked eye, but it’s a close thing.


12 posted on 02/03/2013 12:18:53 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: SunkenCiv

Hallowed are the Ori.

13 posted on 02/03/2013 5:45:06 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Flick Lives

I’ll take the Gua’ould over those jerks any day of the week! LOL!


14 posted on 02/03/2013 6:04:31 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site; Flick Lives

15 posted on 02/03/2013 6:07:57 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr

OMG! You got THAT right!

EEEEEKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 02/03/2013 6:17:55 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Sensational.
Thanks so much, SunkenCiv.


17 posted on 02/03/2013 8:17:04 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SunkenCiv

Choirs of angels.


18 posted on 02/03/2013 9:07:44 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

“Lori and the Orion Nebula” would be a good name for a band.


19 posted on 02/03/2013 9:56:48 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: dr_lew; jmacusa; Flick Lives; raybbr

Thanks!


20 posted on 02/03/2013 10:00:27 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: onyx

My pleasure!


21 posted on 02/03/2013 10:07:12 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ooooh! I didn’t think of that! You’re so clever, Mr. Civilizations. Well, obviously...


22 posted on 02/03/2013 10:11:44 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

When someone brings up music, I always have a measured response.

/rimshot!


23 posted on 02/03/2013 2:48:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Yes, you're quite good at ending on a high note.
24 posted on 02/03/2013 7:01:10 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: SunkenCiv

No problem Friend.

Nothing to get uncomfortable about. You have a good gig, and I won’t mess with it again. The universe is a big place. Take care.


25 posted on 02/07/2013 8:01:44 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: dr_lew

Well, then. You interpreted the verse correctly!

I guess you made my point. He does care about you and I and the sparrows in all the cosmos.

Pick the stick you wish to beat me with, or not. NBD..Peace, FRiend.


26 posted on 02/07/2013 8:09:45 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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