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Sword Of Orion
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A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals nearly 2,300 stars with planet-forming disks in the Orion cloud complex, a collection of turbulent star-forming clouds that includes the well-known Orion nebula.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

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&kjh000
08/15/06 9:27 PM GMT
These images are always a welcome addition to my growing collection of kewl pieces on my HD. Thanks for posting.
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&philcUK
08/15/06 9:32 PM GMT
The Orion cloud complex is one of the most well known astronomical areas and is full of mind boggling statistics. This giant ‘nursery’ creates and nurtures thousands of star systems, it occupies roughly 1,440 trillion cubic miles of space and this new image you see here shows events that happened around the time that ancient Rome was sacked by the Visigoths.
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A smart bomb is only as clever as the idiot that tells it what to do……
::phasmid
08/15/06 11:11 PM GMT
Amazing
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"Art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass." Walter Pater
::Zyrogerg
08/16/06 7:46 AM GMT
Thanks for another dose of astro-perspective and an incredible image.
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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams
::third_eye
08/17/06 1:18 AM GMT
this is incredible..thanks for posting it...by the way has anyone noticed the face at the top of the plume at the upper center of the frame?
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I saw a peanut stand, heard a rubber band, I saw a needle that winked its eye. But I think I will have seen everything When I see an elephant fly. MY GALLERY
&nmsmith
08/17/06 3:53 AM GMT
New in the voting gallery this had to be a NASA image. What an awesome desktop wallpaper, though. Thanks for sharing it.
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::ghostknife
08/19/06 8:50 AM GMT
Beautifull Phil , Orion is one of my favs , Thanx for sharing .
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