Tag Archives: Space

Horsehead Nebula

9 Dec

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The Horsehead Nebula, located approximately 1,300 to 1,500 lightyears from Earth in the constellation of Orion, is making buzz in the space news circuit after researchers at the Institute for Millimetric Radio Astronomy detected an unusually dense presence of hydrocarbon molecule C3H+—one of the smallest molecules that compose petroleum and natural gas—estimated to be 200 times more than the total amount of water on Earth.

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Dreaming of Space.

4 Oct

 

 

We love everything about space and that includes this amazing nebula pillow by Rachel Barry on Whimsy Box.

Whirlpool Galaxy

21 Sep

 This is M51, the “Whirlpool Galaxy.”

The image is by Martin Pugh who won the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012.