APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2021 Dec 14)

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APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2021 Dec 14)

Post by APOD Robot » Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:05 am

Image HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet

Explanation: To some, it may look like a beehive. In reality, the featured image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures a cosmic pillar of dust, over 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 (2021 Dec 14)

Post by XgeoX » Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:47 am

This will be a nice target for the Webb when it finally gets up there.

To me it looks like a tardigrade…

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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2021 Dec 14)

Post by Ann » Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:56 am

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Jet in HH 666. NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

There is a dark "cavity"(?) in HH 666 that looks like an "evil eye" to me. That is suitable for a Herbig-Haro object the carries the number of the Beast! :wink: (There is the profile of a scowling man at right, too - never mind...)

So the "evil eye" marks the location of the hidden star that is emitting the jets, then? Why would the location of a hidden star be extra dark?

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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2021 Dec 14)

Post by wolfie138 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:38 am

that's like a big angry elephant.

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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2021 Dec 14)

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:01 pm

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Hmmm! Looks like a meanie giving us the bird! :mrgreen:
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I do see the beehive similarity though! :lol2:
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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2021 Dec 14)

Post by gq5817 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:21 pm

Looks like Big Bird :-)

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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2021 Dec 14)

Post by skknutson » Wed Dec 15, 2021 4:08 am

Elephant head nebula? There's a Hindu God who shares this likeness.

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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2021 Dec 14)

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:05 pm

orin stepanek wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:01 pm HH666_HubbleOzsarac_4347.jpg
Hmmm! Looks like a meanie giving us the bird! :mrgreen:
b553920e358c82d66e288fb339330614--natural-honey-honey-bees.jpg
I do see the beehive similarity though! :lol2:
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Re: APOD: HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet (2021 Dec 14)

Post by neufer » Wed Dec 15, 2021 4:16 pm

skknutson wrote: Wed Dec 15, 2021 4:08 am
Elephant head nebula? There's a Hindu God who shares this likeness.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesha wrote:
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<<Ganesha (Sanskrit: गणेश) is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia (Java and Bali), Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Bangladesh. Hindu denominations worship him regardless of affiliations. Ganesha may be portrayed standing, dancing, heroically taking action against demons, playing with his family as a boy, or sitting down on an elevated seat and is often shown riding on or attended by a mouse, shrew or rat. Ganesha is often described as red in colour. The Brahmanda Purana says that all the universes (i.e., cosmic eggs) of the past, present, and future are present in him. Although Ganesha has many attributes, he is readily identified by his elephant head. He is widely revered, more specifically, as the remover of obstacles and thought to bring good luck; the patron of arts and sciences; and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honored at the start of rites and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as a patron of letters and learning during writing sessions.>>
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