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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- NGC 6334: The Cat's Paw Nebula
| June 18, 2014
| (see photo credit)
Posted on 06/18/2014 7:07:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Nebulas are perhaps as famous for being identified with familiar shapes as perhaps cats are for getting into trouble. Still, no known cat could have created the vast Cat's Paw Nebula visible in Scorpius. At 5,500 light years distant, Cat's Paw is an emission nebula with a red color that originates from an abundance of ionized hydrogen atoms. Alternatively known as the Bear Claw Nebula or NGC 6334, stars nearly ten times the mass of our Sun have been born there in only the past few million years. Pictured above is a deep field image of the Cat's Paw nebula.
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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; bearclawnebula; catspawnebula; kittyping; nebula; ngc6334; science; scorpius
[Credit & Copyright: Roberto Colombari and SONEAR Obs.; Color data: Robert Gendler & Ryan Hannahoe]
posted on 06/18/2014 7:07:22 PM PDT
To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; dayglored; ...
posted on 06/18/2014 7:08:23 PM PDT
I see a Horse (head, black ear) galloping at 11-o'clock from the center of the paw
with it's front hoofs just at 7-o'clock
Also at 1-o'clock from the blue center I see a Viking Cat with shades on it's head.
posted on 06/18/2014 7:20:42 PM PDT
(Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
I see Michelle O. in The Sky With Lobsters!
Picture yourself on a boat in a river.
You need cosmic claw clippers for that one.
posted on 06/18/2014 7:33:21 PM PDT
by HiTech RedNeck
(Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
I see that and at 10:00 from the blue center I see Miss Piggy.
posted on 06/18/2014 8:00:34 PM PDT
by Rennes Templar
(If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
Here's an overlay of the APOD, scaled and rotated about 90 degrees counterclockwise, onto a STARRY NIGHT background ( which does not depict the Nebula's appearance ) and marked with my "moonsize" FOV overlay.
posted on 06/18/2014 9:06:59 PM PDT
To: SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows
Good morning Ceiling Cat. Now I know what one of your mighty paws looks like.
posted on 06/18/2014 10:05:37 PM PDT
posted on 06/18/2014 10:09:46 PM PDT
(When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
To: Gefn; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...
It's trying to nom the Crab Nebula.
posted on 06/19/2014 12:25:25 AM PDT
by Slings and Arrows
(You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
posted on 06/19/2014 9:59:41 PM PDT
(Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
posted on 06/19/2014 10:04:10 PM PDT
by Jet Jaguar
(Resist in place.)
I have a feline we’re being watched.
posted on 06/21/2014 2:26:04 PM PDT
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