Small portion of the Veil Nebula as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope

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This 3-D visualization flies across a small portion of the Veil Nebula as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

This region is a small part of a huge expanding remnant from a star that exploded many thousands of years ago.

Hubble resolves tangled rope-like filaments of glowing gases. The 3-D model has been created for illustrative purposes and shows that that the giant bubble of gas has a thin, rippled surface.

It also highlights that the emission from different chemical elements arises from different layers of gas within the nebula. In the imagery, emission from hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen are shown in red, green, and blue, respectively. Credit: NASA, ESA, and F. Summers, G. Bacon, Z. Levay, and L. Frattare (Viz 3D Team, STScI)

Hubble’s unforgettable nebula pictures, the colors you see actually represent the stuff it’s made of. Here, red is hydrogen, green is sulfur, and blue is oxygen.

More infos on

https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/deep-space/a17506/veil-nebula-hubble-nasa/

 

THE PHOTON-BELT ENCOUNTER
(January, 1998)

By Noel Huntley, Ph.D.

By means of satellite instrumentation, astronomers in 1961 discovered what appeared to be an unusual nebula. We normally understand the nebula phenomenon as a vast cloud-like mass of gas or dust. This one, however, appeared to have anomalous properties and was named the Golden Nebula.

The public’s attention was not drawn to this unusual revelation until much later, presumably when it was realised that this nebula’s location was coincident with the projected orbit of our solar system. Around the early 1980s a radio announcement in the U.S. was made (heard by the author) that our solar system was, in fact, going to collide with an ‘electromagnetic cloud’ in the not too distant future.

This incredibly important statement of astronomical and historical significance was expressed in the usual casual and indifferent manner as though of little consequence…..

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The Photon Belt Encounter – By Noel Huntley, Ph.D.

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