Tag Archives: Taurus

Star Birth in the Bull

Image credit & copyright: Adam Block/Mt. Lemmon Sky Center. Roughly 500 light years away in the northern constellation Taurus “The Bull” is this incredible reflection nebula cataloged as Sharpless 2-239, which itself is imbedded in the Taurus Molecular Cloud. What … Continue reading

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When the Seven Sisters Rise, Summer Falls

Image credit & copyright: Marco Lorenzi. If you’ve been looking, this striking, easily observable open star cluster has been rising heliacally (before the Sun) in the east within their home constellation of Taurus the Bull. For those of us here in … Continue reading

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Frozen Skies

Image Credit & Copyright: Me.  Feel free to use at will with proper credit. Sometimes it’s not the destination or the achievement, but it’s often the experience of the journey that serves to make a moment memorable to someone. Here’s … Continue reading

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THE UNIVERSE COMES TO LIFE

Image Credit & Copyright: Petr Horalek. I find this image from Petr Horalek simply astounding and even a little painful. If our eyes could collect photons into a long exposure before sending them off to the brain, it’s very likely … Continue reading

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THE MIGHTY ALMA MAKES ITS BIGGEST FIND TO DATE

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Here’s what will likely go down as one of the most if not THE most amazing image of 2014. What you’re looking at here is an actual … Continue reading

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MILKY WAY OVER YUNNAN ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY

MILKY WAY OVER YUNNAN ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY Photo Credit: Jeff Dai: CLICK for larger image or see below for links and info. This is a beautiful capture of the arc of the Winter Milky Way over the 2.4 meter Yunnan Astronomical … Continue reading

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MATTERHORN STANDING TALL IN THE SWITZERLAND SKIES

MATTERHORN STANDING TALL IN THE SWITZERLAND SKIES Photo Credit: CoolBieRe: CLICK for larger photo and look below for links and information. Taken on February 27, 2012 CoolBieRe captures beautifully the imposing Matterhorn and the night sky above with a proper … Continue reading

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