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Hubble Serves Up a Holiday Snow Angel

16 Dec 2011, 17:21 UTC
Hubble Serves Up a Holiday Snow Angel
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fyi: Be sure to check out the zoom in video from entire galaxy to HST shot. http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2011/38/video/b/ –Ben Hubble Serves Up a Holiday Snow Angel December 15, 2011: The bipolar star-forming region, called Sharpless 2-106, or S106 for short, looks like a soaring, celestial snow angel. The outstretched “wings” of the nebula record the contrasting [...]

fyi:
Be sure to check out the zoom in video from entire galaxy to HST shot.
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2011/38/video/b/
–Ben
Hubble Serves Up a Holiday Snow Angel
December 15, 2011: The bipolar star-forming region, called Sharpless 2-106, or S106 for short, looks like a soaring, celestial snow angel. The outstretched “wings” of the nebula record the contrasting imprint of heat and motion against the backdrop of a colder medium. Twin lobes of super-hot gas, glowing blue in this image, stretch outward from the central star. This hot gas creates the “wings” of our angel. A ring of dust and gas orbiting the star acts like a belt, cinching the expanding nebula into an “hourglass” shape.
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2011/38/

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