Monday, October 15, 2007
The Beauty of the Universe
These are ice geysers on the Saturn moon Enceladus. How a frozen moon can have violent eruptions of ice is somewhat of a mystery, but I guess if the ice is, of course, 0 degrees and the rest of the moon is minus 200 degrees, the ice might be relatively hot. At least that's what the scientists are telling us. The image is in false color which is usually much more beautiful than real color.
The last is the Eight Burst Nebula (a planetary nebula, NGC 3132}. The squished shape of the nebula and the relatively straight lines of gas and dust clouds across the face are "not well understood." So mysterious and beautiful, like a women I know.
Labels: Universe. Beauty