The Bubble Nebula

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The Bubble Nebula

Post by harry » Sat Nov 19, 2005 3:25 am

NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula 2005 November 7
Credit & Copyright: Russell Croman
Explanation: It's the bubble versus the cloud. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible above to the lower right. At this place in space, an irresistible force meets an immovable object in an interesting way. The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas, but gets blasted by the hot radiation from the bubble's central star. The radiation heats up dense regions of the molecular cloud causing it to glow. The Bubble Nebula, pictured above in scientifically mapped colors to bring up contrast, is about 10 light-years across and part of a much larger complex of stars and shells. The Bubble Nebula can be seen with a small telescope towards the constellation of Cassiopeia.

Response to the above picture of the day:
I see the structure not as a bubble but as an hour glass formation. Its structure hidden behind.
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Post by l3p3r » Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:10 pm

possible, but that would be significantly more difficult to explain

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Post by harry » Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:33 am

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Post by makc » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:14 pm