Cosmic Christmas   5 comments


 


The Tree At The Top Of The Stars!


Cosmic Christmas


 


 




 


Dramatic new images of a cluster of stars known as the “Christmas Tree” in the constellation of Monoceros the Unicorn, not far from the more familiar constellation “Orion-The Hunter” have been captured by astronomers. Dr Robert Massey from the Royal Astronomical Society says “This is a genuinely stunning object.” 


 




 

     


                                                                                     


These sparkling blue stars look like christmas tree baubles and are located 2,600 light years from Earth. (Somewhat further than your local pub!) To see the tree it is necessary to view the image lying on your side!?! (sorry about this!).  The cosmic christmas decorations are located in an area of Monoceros known by astronomers as NGC 2264.


 



     


                                                                                     


These sparkling blue stars look like christmas tree baubles and are located 2,600 light years from Earth. (Somewhat further than your local pub!) To see the tree it is necessary to view the image lying on your side!?! (sorry about this!).  The cosmic christmas decorations are located in an area of Monoceros known by astronomers as NGC 2264.


 




Posted December 19, 2008 by europasicewolf in Astronomy

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5 responses to “Cosmic Christmas

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  1. Hi IWE…thats cool..I shall have to give that a look tonight if the weathers ok ..but if not I shall Stella. it. That’s an interesting constellation map with the unicorn on …you must share with me from whence it came🙂.Did you know per chance that in your picture thingy …that you have a couple of feathers in your ear ‘ole…they are not pheasant feathers are they..’cos I know from experience that those buggers get everywhere..;) You TC .LABW LABW xx

  2. labw. is sooooo funny, i nearly chuckled.

  3. You really did have a good Christmas, not recovered yet I see.PS You are too early for April 1st.luv R

  4. Lying on my side right now…. and still enjoying my hula hoop crisps😀

  5. lol…..careful you don’t choke on them Katie!…lol….;))x

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