Sunday, September 21, 2008

Take A Look At Pre-History

You are looking at an event that happened 10,000 years ago.  Before the dawn of recorded human history.  The picture was taken August 19th.

          

This is known as the "Witch's Broom" nebula.  You've seen pictures like this before, nebulas, which are expanding clouds of dust, gas and debris left over from an exploding star.  This one is truly ancient.  Isn't it exciting to be able to travel back in time simply by gazing into the vast universe of space time?  Yeah ..... 

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Image courtesy University of Arizona's Steward Observatory

7 comments:

swmpgrly said...

beautiful colors

mutualaide said...

I find these images just beautiful and mystifying ... makes one want to reach out and touch the colors.

tpiez4me said...

That is a beautiful, dramatic picture!

jmorancoyle said...

    That is really a beautiful photo. I see that, and I know that it has happened 10,000 years ago, I wonder what it looks like there now.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

sassydee50 said...

Hi there Luddie~How've you been? Cool photo! Dutch and I still think of you often~Sassy ;-)

gazker said...

I love reading your blog. What do you think of the Hedron collidor? (sp?)
Gaz x

queensw33tie said...

That is amazing and beautiful!

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