Astronomy Photo of the Day (APotD): 9/01/14 — Peculiarities In Orion
This image, which was taken using the Green Bank Telescope (in West Virginia), showcases the complexities of the Great Orion nebula. Astronomers have long known that this stellar nursery is home to many peculiar features, which include “ribbons” of gas and evidence of a black hole lurking in the shadows. Now, astronomers captured the best image yet of one little know filamentary region within the nebula; a place pervaded by cool dust that’s just a few degrees above absolute zero.
Learn more about this region here: http://bit.ly/1zZMfAy
Image Credit: S. Schnee, et al.; B. Saxton, B. Kent (NRAO/AUI/NSF); Acknowledgements: NASA’s SkyView Facility & The Goddard Space Flight Center