Monday, February 25, 2013

400th post!

In getting this blog caught up, I've somehow reached another milestone!  So in honor of reaching my 400th post, I thought I'd look skyward.  Thinking about the number 400, I was curious what I would find if I were to travel out into space at the speed of light for 400 years.
Turns out, I'd reach the Pleiades (at the bottom of the picture). The Pleides are one of Earth's closest star clusters.  Apparently there are about 3000 stars in this cluster.  According to Wikipedia, The Pleiades are mentioned in the Bible three times.  The stars in the reddish area at the top are known as the California Nebula.
I think star pictures can be so beautiful and mysterious.

This photo comes from APOD.

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