Furioser horse head mist

FurioSer horse head mist


Hubble and Herschel have made impressive pictures of the cosmic attraction

The horse head knuck located in the constellation Orion, about 1.500 light years removed from the earth, one of the most impressive cosmic structures has been shown and since its discovery 100 years ago decreased male. Also with the Space Telescope Hubble have already made some pictures.

The latest recording represents the fog differently than usual, namely in the infrared area. The otherwise in the optical light gray fog now appears transparent and lifts clearly from the background of the stars of the milk strain and the distant galaxies. Like a huge wave, the fog is clouded, which is interpreted as a horse head.

The gas clouds around the horse head have dissolved, the NASA writes, but at the top of the sailla is still a higher density on dust mixed hydrogen and helium. That’s why nothing can show here. In five million years, the fog should have succeeded.

The Space Telescope Herschel of ESA has once again made the horse head mist, but shows this in its surroundings. The picture shows the wavelength 70 microns resp. Micron in blue, 160 microns in Grun and 250 microns in red. The horse head gets over the gas and the dust on the far right in the picture. The radiation outstanding from new stars heats dust and gas and is shown in the picture woman and purple. On the left of the horse head you can see the Orion fog NGC 2068 and NGC 2071 in which stars are created.

FurioSer horse head mist

Image: ESA / Herschel / Pacs, Spire / N. Tailor, pH. Andre, V. Konyves (CEA Saclay, France) from "Gould Belt Survey"

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