Star blowing a giant cosmic soap bubble

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by Plazma Inferno!, Apr 25, 2016.

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    For the 26th birthday of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers are highlighting a Hubble image of an enormous bubble being blown into space by a super-hot, massive star. The Hubble image of the Bubble Nebula, or NGC 7635, was chosen to mark the 26th anniversary of the launch of Hubble into Earth orbit by the STS-31 space shuttle crew on April 24, 1990
    The Bubble Nebula is 7 light-years across—about one-and-a-half times the distance from our sun to its nearest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri, and resides 7,100 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cassiopeia.

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    http://phys.org/news/2016-04-hubble-star-inflating-giant.html
     
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    Nice, still my favourite Hubble image by a long way was what was labeled "The Pillars of Creation" or the Eagle Nebula.

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    and the Hubble Deep Field also had tingles running up and down my spine.....
     
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