APOD: The Horsehead and Flame Nebulas (2021 Nov 03)

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APOD: The Horsehead and Flame Nebulas (2021 Nov 03)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:06 am

Image The Horsehead and Flame Nebulas

Explanation: The Horsehead Nebula is one of the most famous nebulae on the sky. It is visible as the dark indentation to the orange emission nebula at the far right of the featured picture. The horse-head feature is dark because it is really an opaque dust cloud that lies in front of the bright emission nebula. Like clouds in Earth's atmosphere, this cosmic cloud has assumed a recognizable shape by chance. After many thousands of years, the internal motions of the cloud will surely alter its appearance. The emission nebula's orange color is caused by electrons recombining with protons to form hydrogen atoms. Toward the lower left of the image is the Flame Nebula, an orange-tinged nebula that also contains intricate filaments of dark dust. Two prominent reflection nebulas are visible: round IC 432 on the far left, and blue NGC 2023 just to the lower left of the Horsehead nebula. Each glows primarily by reflecting the light of their central star.

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Seahorsehead Nebula

Post by XgeoX » Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:23 am

I always thought the Horsehead looked more like a seahorse head…

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I think the resemblance is quite striking!

Anybody else agree or disagree?

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Re: APOD: The Horsehead and Flame Nebulas (2021 Nov 03)

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:21 pm

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Ah, The Horse head; one of my favorite nebula! 8-)
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Re: Seahorsehead Nebula

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:25 pm

XgeoX wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:23 am
I always thought the Horsehead looked more like a seahorse head…

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I think the resemblance is quite striking!

Anybody else agree or disagree?

Eric
It is clearly a horse's backside!
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Re: APOD: The Horsehead and Flame Nebulas (2021 Nov 03)

Post by neufer » Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:52 pm

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Revelation 6:5–6: And when hee had opened the third seale, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and loe, a blacke horse: and hee that sate on him had a paire of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the foure beastes say, A measure of wheate for a penie, and three measures of barley for a penie, and see thou hurt not the oyle and the wine.
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Re: APOD: The Horsehead and Flame Nebulas (2021 Nov 03)

Post by VictorBorun » Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:08 pm

A spooky coincidence:

on Novemer 2nd, an SF story was posted starting with a mention of the Horsehead Nebula:

Never Lock Your Door
by A. F. Borun
Anboulia (from Ancient Greek ἀνβουλία meaning "without a will, council or state in any form") is a conscient-inhabited planet of the Invisible star (the one behind the Horsehead Nebula and twice as distant) where aborigens are reluctant to contact yet drew xenologists' interest for their social structure. The name of the planet was changed from temp. Terra 511 as a result of such research. (Wiki).
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Re: APOD: The Horsehead and Flame Nebulas (2021 Nov 03)

Post by neufer » Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:25 pm

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VictorBorun wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:08 pm

A spooky coincidence:

on Novemer 2nd, an SF story was posted starting with a mention of the Horsehead Nebula:

Never Lock Your Door by A. F. Borun

Anboulia (from Ancient Greek ἀνβουλία meaning "without a will, council or state in any form") is a conscient-inhabited planet of the Invisible star (the one behind the Horsehead Nebula and twice as distant) where aborigens are reluctant to contact yet drew xenologists' interest for their social structure. The name of the planet was changed from temp. Terra 511 as a result of such research. (Wiki).
  • A relative :?:
[Note: The Horsehead Nebula gets referenced in an APOD caption about twice a year on average.]
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Re: APOD: The Horsehead and Flame Nebulas (2021 Nov 03)

Post by VictorBorun » Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:31 pm

neufer wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:25 pm
VictorBorun wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:08 pm
A spooky coincidence:

on Novemer 2nd, an SF story was posted starting with a mention of the Horsehead Nebula:

Never Lock Your Door by A. F. Borun

Anboulia (from Ancient Greek ἀνβουλία meaning "without a will, council or state in any form") is a conscient-inhabited planet of the Invisible star (the one behind the Horsehead Nebula and twice as distant) where aborigens are reluctant to contact yet drew xenologists' interest for their social structure. The name of the planet was changed from temp. Terra 511 as a result of such research. (Wiki).
  • A relative :?:
[Note: The Horsehead Nebula gets referenced in an APOD caption about twice a year on average.]
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Re: APOD: The Horsehead and Flame Nebulas (2021 Nov 03)

Post by neufer » Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:06 pm

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