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Celestial Impasto

Celestial Impasto - nebulae, taurus, dust, ldn 1551, clouds, stars, sh2-239, spae
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The cosmic brush of star formation composed this alluring mix of dust and dark nebulae. Cataloged as Sh2-239 and LDN 1551, the region lies near the southern end of the Taurus molecular cloud complex some 450 light-years distant. Stretching for nearly 3 light-years, the canvas abounds with signs of embedded young stellar objects driving dynamic outflows into the surrounding medium. Included near the center of the frame, a compact, tell-tale red jet of shocked hydrogen gas is near the position of infrared source IRS5, known to be a system of protostars surrounded by dust disks. Just below it are the broader, brighter wings of HH 102, one of the region's many Herbig-Haro objects, nebulosities associated with newly born stars. Estimates indicate that the star forming LDN 1551 region contains a total amount of material equivalent to about 50 times the mass of the Sun.
lara Uploaded by lara on . Celestial Impasto - Desktop Nexus Space Download free wallpapers and background images: Celestial Impasto. Desktop Nexus Space background ID 899201. The cosmic brush of star formation composed this alluring mix of dust and dark nebulae. Cataloged as Sh2-239 and LDN 1551, the region lies near the southern end of the Taurus molecular cloud complex some 450 light-years distant. Stretching for nearly 3 light-years, the canvas abounds with signs of embedded young stellar objects driving dynamic outflows into the surrounding medium. Included near the center of the frame, a compact, tell-tale red jet of shocked hydrogen gas is near the position of infrared source IRS5, known to be a system of protostars surrounded by dust disks. Just below it are the broader, brighter wings of HH 102, one of the region's many Herbig-Haro objects, nebulosities associated with newly born stars. Estimates indicate that the star forming LDN 1551 region contains a total amount of material equivalent to about 50 times the mass of the Sun. Rating: 4.1

Wallpaper Comments (2)

Talana
Posted by Talana on 12/14/11 at 01:50 PM
Wonderful, Larissa :) :) :)
vann614
Posted by vann614 on 12/09/11 at 12:04 PM
amazing image love it thank you faved+1
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Total Downloads: 322
Times Favorited: 4
Uploaded By: lara
Date Uploaded: December 09, 2011
Filename: sh2_239block-.jpg
Original Resolution: 2416x2393
File Size: 1.72MB
Category: Other

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