The Heart of the Universe

January 18th, 2014
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Econintersect:  NASA has produced spectacular images of distant intergalactic space.  The image below is of the Helix nebula, but the shape caused us to ask the question:  Is this the heart of the universe?

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Follow up:

MSN has presented a 15 slide show of NASA nebula images which include the Helix nebula and the Horsehead nebula below:

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More than 1,300 spectacular images, many captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, can be viewed at NASA.  Five of those images are shown below:

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See also Astronomers Get a Clearer Look at Supermassive Black Holes at Galactic Centers (Ron Cowen and Nature Magazine, Scientific American) which is in today's "What We Read Today" article.

And also from today's posts:  Infographic of the Day: Dyson Spheres: How Advanced Alien Civilizations Would Conquer the Galaxy

John Lounsbury

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