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Spartak
03-03-2005, 16:06:31
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0503/ngc2170_seip_f56.jpgIn this beautiful celestial still life composed with a cosmic brush, dusty nebula NGC 2170 shines at the upper left. Reflecting the light of nearby hot stars, NGC 2170 is joined by other bluish reflection nebulae and a compact red emission region against a backdrop of stars. Like the common household items still life painters often choose for their subjects, the clouds of gas, dust, and hot stars pictured here are also commonly found in this setting - a massive, star-forming molecular cloud in the constellation Monoceros. The giant molecular cloud, Mon R2, is impressively close, estimated to be only 2,400 light-years or so away. At that distance, this canvas would be about 15 light-years across.
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Drekkus
03-03-2005, 16:49:12
Bah, ain't no Bob Ross painting.

MoSe
03-03-2005, 16:50:17
backdrop?
aren't the visible stars in front of an opaque nebula?

miester gandertak
03-03-2005, 16:57:32
Originally posted by Drekkus
Bah, ain't no Bob Ross painting. i see several little happy stars

Japher
03-03-2005, 17:02:45
The one in the top left looks angry, maybe jealous at all the other stars.

miester gandertak
03-03-2005, 17:06:30
The one in the middle is a real slut star, she is sooooooo hot.