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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- In the Vicinity of the Cone Nebula
NASA ^ | August 06, 2013 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 08/06/2013 6:48:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Explanation: Strange shapes and textures can be found in neighborhood of the Cone Nebula. The unusual shapes originate from fine interstellar dust reacting in complex ways with the energetic light and hot gas being expelled by the young stars. The brightest star on the right of the above picture is S Mon, while the region just below it has been nicknamed the Fox Fur Nebula for its color and structure. The blue glow directly surrounding S Mon results from reflection, where neighboring dust reflects light from the bright star. The red glow that encompasses the whole region results not only from dust reflection but also emission from hydrogen gas ionized by starlight. S Mon is part of a young open cluster of stars named NGC 2264, located about 2500 light years away toward the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros). Even though it points right at S Mon, details of the origin of the mysterious geometric Cone Nebula, visible on the far left, remain a mystery.

August 06, 2013

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; conenebula; foxfurnebula; monoceros; nebula; ngc2264; science; smonocerotis; unicorn
[Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ) & DSS; Assembly and Processing: Robert Gendler]

1 posted on 08/06/2013 6:48:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
The Big One

2 posted on 08/06/2013 6:50:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I think it is a searchlight.


3 posted on 08/06/2013 6:52:52 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: SunkenCiv


Is that anywhere near france?
4 posted on 08/06/2013 6:53:09 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nice image but I don’t get the cone thing.


5 posted on 08/06/2013 7:11:58 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: henkster

It is a searchlight.


6 posted on 08/06/2013 7:14:43 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: bigheadfred

It could be a nebula specific to descendants of Aaron.


7 posted on 08/06/2013 7:26:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: bigheadfred

Then call it the Searchlight Nebula.


8 posted on 08/06/2013 7:28:07 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: SunkenCiv
LOL now that is funny lenny


9 posted on 08/06/2013 7:38:19 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: henkster; SunkenCiv

no Civ explained it all in post 7 LMAO


10 posted on 08/06/2013 7:39:43 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: henkster; bigheadfred

Isn’t that where Dingy Hairy Reid is from?


11 posted on 08/06/2013 7:40:17 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SgtBob

search me


12 posted on 08/06/2013 7:41:12 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: bigheadfred

meh, search me, searchlight...no big diff :-)


13 posted on 08/06/2013 7:43:46 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Always love your posts.


14 posted on 08/06/2013 9:07:13 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Looks like a star (or something) is cutting a pretty good wake through the dust, left side, slightly above center.
15 posted on 08/06/2013 9:19:17 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: left that other site

I knew they’d be making an appearance...


16 posted on 08/06/2013 9:30:30 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks...another new desktop


17 posted on 08/06/2013 11:29:57 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Yardstick

But of course! :-)


18 posted on 08/07/2013 5:13:37 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: SunkenCiv

Now THAT’S Funny! :-)


19 posted on 08/07/2013 5:14:21 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site

20 posted on 08/07/2013 5:23:10 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I see what you did!

Home Sweet Home!

hahahahahahahaha


21 posted on 08/07/2013 6:13:45 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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