During the past decade, astrochemists have found that DNA molecules, the fundamental building blocks of life, find their origins not on Earth, but in the Cosmos. They are the languange of the Universe --the information they inherited comes from the...
The definitive visual guide to exploring all the marvels of the stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond. Chart the wonders of the cosmos in our own solar system and beyond with The Stars. Packed with 3-D artworks of each constellation and incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, ground-based observatories worldwide, and more, this awe-inspiring guide features the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering star-birth nebulae to supermassive black holes.
The Hubble Space Telescope image shown above is about the birth of new stars! Few Universe pictures have generated as much curiosity as the picture of a portion of the Eagle Nebula shown above. The Eagle Nebula is an interstellar region of gas, plasma and dust in which new stars are formed (hence the name, “Pillars of Creation”). The materials in this region continuously clump together to form larger and larger masses which ultimately become so big that they form stars.
Amazing!! The Boomerang Nebula is one of the Universe's peculiar places. In 1995, astronomers revealed that it is the coldest place in the Universe found so far. With a temperature of -272C, it is only 1 degree warmer than absolute zero (the lowest limit for all temperatures). Even the -270C background glow from the Big Bang is warmer than this nebula. It is the only object found so far that has a temperature lower than the background radiation. Hubble image.
The Helix Nebula - one of our most breath taking celestial wonders. Bite-sized, mind blowing space facts about the Universe and the cosmos. Whether you're new to astronomy / astrophysics or not, check us out @ https://www.instagram.com/thespacekiosk/ Image: NASA / Hubble Space Telescope