Friday, July 8, 2011

Another view of the Crab Nebula

Another view of the Crab Nebula

Crab Nebula:  a Dead Star Creates Celestial Havoc

The Crab Nebula

The crab nebula, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Just because.
"In 1054 AD, Chinese astronomers were startled by the appearance of a new star, so bright it could be seen in broad daylight for several weeks. Today, the Crab Nebula is what's left of the supernova explosion they witnessed." --From NASA

The Heart of the Crab Nebula

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sunset moods

This is a test of the "blog this" function, and a getting-my-feet-wet post in Geezewords. I want to try blathering on for a few minutes in the monring, when my noggin usually feels it's spryest. The photo is from the Oregon coast, near Yachats, June 2011. We saw gray whales there, spouting and carrying on.
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