The Swan Glowing in Flight
May 14th, 2012
10:29 AM ET

The Swan Glowing in Flight

"Best known as a swan winging its way across the night, the constellation Cygnus is easily seen in the northern hemisphere's summertime sky. This new view of the Cygnus-X star-forming region by the Herschel Telescope highlights chaotic networks of dust and gas that point to sites of massive star formation. This image combines far-infrared data acquired at 70 micron (corresponding to the blue channel); 160 micron (corresponding to the green channel); and 250 micron (corresponding to the red channel). The observations were made on May 24, 2010, and Dec. 18, 2010.

Herschel is a European Space Agency cornerstone mission, with science instruments provided by consortia of European institutes and with important participation by NASA."

Source: NASA

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. riordajo

    proof of life in space

    May 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
    • Ray d.

      something is in motion

      May 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
  2. Ray d.

    If you could just sit back // check out the Blown-up pic ' Brain Nutron" and find that the two combined are the same.

    The very begining of how life????????

    May 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm |

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