Could spoil the entire afternoon ....

Wednesday, January 04, 2006



Hubble: Images of V838 Mon

(Update: definitely follow the link: this was originally an animated GIF showing the expanding plasma shell. I dunno why it doesn't work on Blogger.)

6 comments:

terrye said...

Beautiful.

Peter UK said...

Should I use sunblock?

Anonymous said...

SPF 6,000,000 should be about right.

Fred

Eric Blair said...

Yowza. I have read some commentary that posits that life in the universe, while common, never gets particularly far, because all sorts of natural disasters keep pruning it.

Look at the Permian extinction(s) to see how close Earth came to losing it.

tony said...

All the reason we'ev gotta get out of this solar system,asap!

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

Tony's right. That's what it's all about.

BTW, I linked to the image but I kept getting distracted by the image to the right of it.