distant-traveller:

In the center of the Lagoon Nebula

The center of the Lagoon Nebula is a whirlwind of spectacular star formation. Visible near the image center, at least two long funnel-shaped clouds, each roughly half a light-year long, have been formed by extreme stellar winds and intense energetic starlight. The tremendously bright nearby star, Herschel 36, lights the area. Walls of dust hide and redden other hot young stars. As energy from these stars pours into the cool dust and gas, large temperature differences in adjoining regions can be created generating shearing winds which may cause the funnels. This picture, spanning about 5 light years, combines images taken by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. The Lagoon Nebula, also known as M8, lies about 5,000 light years distant toward the constellation of Sagittarius.

Image credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA - Processing & Licence: Judy Schmidt

distant-traveller:

In the center of the Lagoon Nebula

The center of the Lagoon Nebula is a whirlwind of spectacular star formation. Visible near the image center, at least two long funnel-shaped clouds, each roughly half a light-year long, have been formed by extreme stellar winds and intense energetic starlight. The tremendously bright nearby star, Herschel 36, lights the area. Walls of dust hide and redden other hot young stars. As energy from these stars pours into the cool dust and gas, large temperature differences in adjoining regions can be created generating shearing winds which may cause the funnels. This picture, spanning about 5 light years, combines images taken by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. The Lagoon Nebula, also known as M8, lies about 5,000 light years distant toward the constellation of Sagittarius.

Image credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA - Processing & Licence: Judy Schmidt

sdzoo:

The large surface area of a toucan’s beak is one of this bird’s adaptations for staying cool.

sdzoo:

The large surface area of a toucan’s beak is one of this bird’s adaptations for staying cool.

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syflove:

cherries

syflove:

cherries

thelovelyseas:

Manatee (x)

thelovelyseas:

Manatee (x)

eatsleepdraw:

Graphic Artist Rose Skinner
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Graphic Artist Rose Skinner

Please visit her shop!       http://society6.com/rskinner1122

http://rskinner1122.tumblr.com

go4photos:

Rise Up by rifkysetya

go4photos:

Rise Up by rifkysetya

sapphire1707:

Tears by -dgs-

sapphire1707:

Tears by -dgs-

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