Monday, March 09, 2009

I love the pictures of stars and space I get with the National Geographic magazine and this one is spectacular.
Like a blue eye, the Helix planetary nebula is a mere 700 light years away out of the constellation Aquarius.
This is a spectacular photo of what is called 'a last gasp' of a sunlike star before it becomes a dwarf. That means it will die out completely.
The white dots around the inside of the star are still a mystery, but in fact, each white 'dot' is in fact as large as our solar system.
But what a fantastic picture of the 'blue eye.'


Constable said...

Annie, got it wrong and deleted one of your posts in error. Sorry had one too many and meant to delete one of my own. Please don't take offence.

J x

Annette said...

Thats o.k. Please don't worry.

Sage said...

Hope you are feeling better..