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Comic 845 - Ep. 13, Page 114

10th Sep 2011, 2:18 AM in Episode 13 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 10th Sep 2011, 2:18 AM edit delete
smbhax
Detail of a star-forming region from yesterday's panorama of the Carina Nebula:



Those white wisps coming off the top "peaks" of the gas and dust columns there are caused by jets of material shooting out of the poles of the baby stars forming within.

More Carina Nebula detail photos in the blog on the main A* site, here.

Comments:

vwyler 10th Sep 2011, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
vwyler
Ben, gonna have to vote for you in the King of the Science comics competition. 0_0

Are you an astronomer, or just kibitzing?
smbhax 12th Sep 2011, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
If wandering around the internet and finding interesting space things to talk about is kibitzing, then yes that is what I am doing! :D