Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Onwards and Upwards

Second post, whoo!
Did you like the first post?
Was it not a magnificent piece of succinct and clever prose? No?
Yeah, I know -- the picture was pretty cool though, yes?

It's a pic Hubble took of the Red Spider Nebula -- click to biggify.
It contains one of the hottest stars known and is located in the constellation Sagittarius. The spider shape is formed by the stellar wind generated by its central white dwarf star -- the delicate "waves" of gas are 100 billion kilometres high. Pretty cool. er, hot that is.

"It is sometimes said that scientists are unromantic, that their passion to figure out robs the world of beauty and mystery."
-- Carl Sagan

In the Beginning

There was a blank page -- The first blank page.
It wanted for words, for introduction, explanation.
A Picture says many words, and far more elegantly then I ever could.
So, a picture: