APOD: IC 5067 in the Pelican Nebula (2016 May 26)

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APOD: IC 5067 in the Pelican Nebula (2016 May 26)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu May 26, 2016 4:06 am

Image IC 5067 in the Pelican Nebula

Explanation: The prominent ridge of emission featured in this sharp, colorful skyscape is cataloged as IC 5067. Part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive shape, popularly called The Pelican Nebula, the ridge spans about 10 light-years following the curve of the cosmic pelican's head and neck. This false-color view also translates the pervasive glow of narrow emission lines from atoms in the nebula to a color palette made popular in Hubble Space Telescope images of star forming regions. Fantastic, dark shapes inhabiting the 1/2 degree wide field are clouds of cool gas and dust sculpted by the winds and radiation from hot, massive stars. Close-ups of some of the sculpted clouds show clear signs of newly forming stars. The Pelican Nebula, itself cataloged as IC 5070, is about 2,000 light-years away. To find it, look northeast of bright star Deneb in the high flying constellation Cygnus.

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Re: APOD: IC 5067 in the Pelican Nebula (2016 May 26)

Post by heehaw » Thu May 26, 2016 1:25 pm

A remarkable bird is the pelican -
Its beak holds more than its belly can!

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Re: APOD: IC 5067 in the Pelican Nebula (2016 May 26)

Post by Fred the Cat » Thu May 26, 2016 2:05 pm

The features of newly forming stars in the Pelican Nebula were documented some time ago. The research must have progressed since the early 2000's as the trunk of knowledge starts to open. Could what triggers the process help us develop our own treasure trove of energy :?:

The people at Cold Fusion probably hope so. :thumb_up: That palladium does have some interesting properties. :yes: Put the two together and you might find a jewel box in that treasure trunk…
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Re: APOD: IC 5067 in the Pelican Nebula (2016 May 26)

Post by Geewhizzin » Thu May 26, 2016 3:54 pm

Fred the Cat wrote:The features of newly forming stars in the Pelican Nebula were documented some time ago. The research must have progressed since the early 2000's as the trunk of knowledge starts to open. Could what triggers the process help us develop our own treasure trove of energy :?:

The people at Cold Fusion probably hope so. :thumb_up: That palladium does have some interesting properties. :yes: Put the two together and you might find a jewel box in that treasure trunk…
Harness dark energy and/or perhaps dark matter as a conduit and the universe becomes the limit.

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Re: APOD: IC 5067 in the Pelican Nebula (2016 May 26)

Post by heehaw » Thu May 26, 2016 9:18 pm

heehaw wrote:A remarkable bird is the pelican -
Its beak holds more than its belly can!
A slow day! So: The pelican is not the winner, the winner is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_swallower

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Re: APOD: IC 5067 in the Pelican Nebula (2016 May 26)

Post by Boomer12k » Thu May 26, 2016 9:55 pm

Wow... bright colors... great pic.

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