Monday, January 16, 2006

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL STAR FIELD

I couldn't resist this one. It's called the Iris Nebula. I'm not sure if it is the shape or the color. It doesn't exactly look like an iris but we've got some in our yard that are close to that color. The nebula is in the constellation Cepheus which is visible towards the northwest this time of year.

Had my nose stuck in a couple of books on English history over the weekend. Just getting reminded that is much as we'd like to think it, there is very little new under the sun when it comes to political hanky panky. Somehow Americans have had the idea that we're immune to that sort of thing. Sorry guys, there is truly nothing new under the sun. Doesn't make it any better, just more understandble. Too bad those who refuse to learn from history will turn around repeating it.

 

 

3 comments:

toonguykc said...

I see pictures like this and I just want to dive into the stellar mist and float!  Beautiful!

Russ

lisaram1955 said...

Just poking around in our own history of 100 or 150 years ago, I see that there is very little that has not been seen or done before.  More's the pity.  Guess that means we never learn...  Lisa  :-]

tenyearnap said...

It may not look exactly like an iris, but it is flowery! For a photo of the "Rosette Nebula"--which certainly does look like a rose--go here: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap010214.html

I wonder if there are more "flowers" out there?