APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2017 Dec 06)

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APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2017 Dec 06)

Postby APOD Robot » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:08 am

Image HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet

Explanation: To some, it may look like a beehive harboring an evil bee. In reality, the featured Hubble image captures a cosmic pillar of dust, two-light years long, inside of which is Herbig-Haro 666 -- a young star emitting powerful jets. The structure lies within one of our galaxy's largest star forming regions, the Carina Nebula, shining in southern skies at a distance of about 7,500 light-years. The pillar's layered outline are shaped by the winds and radiation of Carina's young, hot, massive stars, some of which are still forming inside the nebula. A dust-penetrating view in infrared light better shows the two, narrow, energetic jets blasting outward from a still hidden infant star.

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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2017 Dec 06)

Postby cavaleon1956@gmail.com » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:40 am

I'm sorry if this offends anyone, but to me this looks like Zeus giving Apollo the finger!

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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2017 Dec 06)

Postby Boomer12k » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:30 am

Terrific image...

An Easter Island Moai, wanting to PHONE HOME...

OR...a Pokemon = SlowKing...he has the crown shell on his head...it even has the JEWEL in the middle...

https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Slowking_(Pok%C3%A9mon)

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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2017 Dec 06)

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:20 am

that looks like an angry elephant w/ a short trunk

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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2017 Dec 06)

Postby buras » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:47 pm

that processing is just completely terrible. look at how colors just cuts off, come on!

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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2017 Dec 06)

Postby roger.allen@empire.ca » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:04 pm

So why is a hot young star jetting?

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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2017 Dec 06)

Postby roger.allen@empire.ca » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:09 pm

I believe the answer is because it is still a protostar with an accretion disk. The text says young star so I thought it no longer had an accretion disk.

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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2017 Dec 06)

Postby neufer » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:37 pm

roger.allen@empire.ca wrote:
So why is a hot young star jetting?

Gravitational collapse of a rotating equatorial plasma disk
results in a hot plasma with strong twisted ("Archimedes")
corkscrew magnetic lines spewing plasma out the poles.
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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2017 Dec 06)

Postby DaveBeck » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:38 pm

It looks like to me the right profile of Marie Antoinette in her bewigged glory, giving the finger to the peasant mob!

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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2017 Dec 06)

Postby Chris Peterson » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:48 pm

DaveBeck wrote:It looks like to me the right profile of Marie Antoinette in her bewigged glory, giving the finger to the peasant mob!

Given the coloration used I might have gone with a more contemporary head of government.
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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2017 Dec 06)

Postby Fred the Cat » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:16 pm

An evil bee describes him well. Oh - I meant angry bird; drives me cuckoo :!: Nice job Domingo! I like your photography very much. :thumb_up: Science, art and politics sewn up in one nice package :clap:
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