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SXP 1062 is a young pulsar in a supernova remnant of some 744 light years across, located in the Wing of the Small Magellanic Cloud (a small satellite galaxy to our Milky Way), about 180,000 light-years away in the southern constellation of Tucana. The Wing of the Small Magellanic Cloud is a peripheral region of this small galaxy. The Wing is part of the tidal feature that connects the Small Magellanic Cloud to its neighbour, the Large Magellanic Cloud. The bubble-shaped feature on the right-hand side of the image is the supernova remnant that encloses the pulsar (the bright white source in the center). The diffuse blue glow at the center represents X-ray emission from both the pulsar and the hot gas that fills the remnant of the supernova. Optical images show that SXP 1062 is part of a binary system, and that it accretes mass from this stellar companion, a massive, hot, blue star. On the left side in this image (seen in optical light) is a spectacular formation of gas and dust in a star-forming region. (Can someone tell me its name?) A supernova occurs when a star explodes at the end of its life. After some supernova explosions, when the star collapses and becomes so dense that protons and electrons squish together to form neutrons, there remains a small, ultra-dense neutron star. Rapidly rotating, highly magnetized neutron stars are called pulsars. (After other supernova explosions, a black hole may be left behind.) The explosion throws a large, roughly spherical cloud of dust and hot gas into space surrounding the neutron star (or black hole). When this slams into the existing interstellar medium, it heats up so much it glows in X-rays. #nasa #jpl #science #space #astronomy #physics #interstellar #education #universe #multiverse #galaxies #pulsars #neutronstars #supernova #stars #milkyway #andromedagalaxy #cosmos #nebulas #ScienceOfTheUniverse Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al & ESA/XMM-Newton; Optical: AURA/NOAO/CTIO/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al

an hour ago

Navajo's Doing Big Things! Aaron Yazzie. Dińe. Mechanical Engineer. Last month I photographed this cool dude at JPL NASA in Pasadena for a project called 'Natives In STEM'. He is engineering the Drill Bits that will be on the next Mars rover to collect samples. This image will be on posters being distributed at Native schools across the nation and at the national AISES conference in Denver. The goal is to inspire young natives to pursue a career in STEM. #NASA #NativesInStem #JPL #Epscor #SandiaNationalLabs #AISES #iLoveBeingNavajo #dreamBig @yazziesees

2 hours ago

Earlier this summer we worked with Deborah Lawrence on her Colors of Lake Tahoe series. This is a collaboration between Deborah and the Tahoe Environmental Research Center at UC Davis. The graphite and oil drawings are also original and are overlaid on pigment based archival digital prints on Hahnemuhle Ultrasmooth cotton rag paper (48” x 48”). From the artist's statement: "The color circles are created by data taken by the TERC scientists with instruments located on a buoy owned by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, anchored 500 meters deep in Lake Tahoe. The prints serve to visually document the varying colors of Lake Tahoe and are time-stamped with year, month, date, and 24-hour time from the moment the measurement was made. No measurement from a particular recording will be printed more than once." Thank you, @deborah_lawrence_schafer_art!

2 hours ago

Janus is a potato-shaped moon. Janus is extensively cratered with several craters larger than 19 miles (30 km). Janus' prominent craters are named Castor, Phoebe, Idas and Lynceus. Radius: 89.5 KMs Orbital Distance: 151,000 KMs Orbit Velocity: 57,052.8 km/h Orbit Period: 17 hours Surface Temperature: -195°C Discovered on: 15 December 1966 Discovered by: Audouin Dollfus Janus orbits in the gap between the F and G rings, but it doesn't do this alone. It actually shares its orbit with a sister moon named Epimetheus, in what is called a co-orbital condition or 1:1 resonance. Janus and Epimetheus may have formed by the break-up of one moon. If so, it would have happened early in the life of the Saturn system since both moons have ancient cratered surfaces, many with soft edges because of dust. They also have some grooves (similar to grooves on the Martian moon Phobos) suggesting some glancing blows from other bodies. Together, the moons trail enough particles to generate a faint ring. Janus is phase locked with their parent so one side always faces toward Saturn. Janus has dark and smoother areas along with brighter areas of terrain. One interpretation of this is that the darker material evidently moves down slopes, leaving shinier material such as water ice on the walls of fractures. Janus and Epimetheus share their orbits with a faint dust ring around Saturn, now called the Janus/Epimetheus Ring. This ring may be made of particles blasted off their surfaces by meteoroid impacts. References: EarthArchives/NASA Solar System #space #science #nasa #nasajpl #jpl #caltech #moons #saturn #janus #janusmoon #moonofsaturn #solarsystem #amazing #creation #OurSolarSystem #InsideMoons

3 hours ago

The Jellyfish Nebula, also known by its official name IC 443, is the remnant of a supernova that lies 5,000 light years from Earth. New observations from Chandra show that the explosion that created the Jellyfish Nebula may have also formed a peculiar object located at the southern end of the remainder, called CXOU J061705.3 +222127, or J0617 for short. The object is probably a rapidly spinning, or pulsating, neutron star. When a massive star runs out of thermonuclear fuel, it implodes, forming a dense star nucleus called the neutron star. The outermost layers of the star collapse toward the neutron star then bounce out in a supernova explosion. A spinning neutron star that produces a beam of radiation is called a pulsar. The radiation per sweeps like a beacon of light from a headlamp and can be detected as pulses of radio waves and other types of radiation. This new composite image includes a wide field view of an astrophotographer showing the spectacular filamentary structure of IC 443. Inside the insert box, another optical image of the sky-scaled evaluation (red, green, orange, and cyan) was combined with Chandra X-ray data (blue). The insert shows a close-up view of the surrounding region J0617 🌙🌙Synthetic beautiful photos from space, solar system, galaxies, galaxy 🔻🔻Following @astronomy.insta if you like astronomy 🎯🎯Use #astronomy.insta for your chance to be featured 🖍🖍Like and comment 📷📷Post by @aboutspacee #planets #astronomy #astronomia #astronomer #space #nasa #asteroid #esa #jpl #moon #globe #science #oceanwords #discovery #mars #solarsystem #iss #stars #earch #universe #spacestation #fromspace #horizon #galaxy #meteorite

3 hours ago

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and is the second smallest planet in the solar system. Named after the Roman god of war, Mars is also often described as the “Red Planet” due to its reddish appearance. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere composed primarily of carbon dioxide. Equatorial Diameter: 6,792 km Polar Diameter: 6,752 km Mass: 6.42 x 10^23 kg (10.7% Earth) Moons: 2 (Phobos & Deimos) Orbit Distance: 227,943,824 km (1.52 AU) Orbit Period: 687 days (1.9 years) Surface Temperature: -153 to 20 °C Mars is home to the tallest mountain in the solar system. Olympus Mons, a shield volcano, is 21km high and 600km in diameter. Despite having formed over billions of years, evidence from volcanic lava flows is so recent many scientists believe it could still be active. Mars has the largest dust storms in the solar system. They can last for months and cover the entire planet. The seasons are extreme because its elliptical (oval-shaped) orbital path around the Sun is more elongated than most other planets in the solar system. Pieces of Mars have fallen to Earth. Scientists have found tiny traces of Martian atmosphere within meteorites violently ejected from Mars, then orbiting the solar system amongst galactic debris for millions of years, before crash landing on Earth. This allowed scientists to begin studying Mars prior to launching space missions. Credit: Karl Tate/ @spacedotcom/space-facts.com #space #science #nasa #nasajpl #jpl #caltech #planet #mars #planetmars #solarsystem #amazing #creation #OurSolarSystem #InsidePlanets

6 hours ago

에비수(yebisu)에 이어 기린의 상급 라인업이 수입됨 타 회사의 상급 라인업이 부드러움, 깊이감, 균형감에 집중했다면 그랜드 기린은 크래프트 색채가 가미된 인상이라 개인적으로 좋아함 JPL은 바삭한 맛에 틀이 잘 잡힌 몰티함이 중심을 잡아주는 모습이고 IPA는 색깔처럼 홉의 캐릭터를 살리고 그와 겨뤄내는 몰티함이 인상적 개인적인 의견으로 IPA는 현지에서 마신 것보다 홉향이 날아가서 아쉬움 #그랜드기린 #JPL #IPA #기린 #일본 #라거 #맥주

6 hours ago

¿Qué está pasando en el centro de esta galaxia espiral? Vista en conjunto, NGC 1512 parece una galaxia espiral barrada, una especie de espiral que tiene una barra recta de estrellas en el centro. Esta barra cruza un anillo exterior alrededor de la región, pero no se ve. La fotografía del Telescopio Espacial Hubble muestra el anillo interior que rodea el núcleo de la espiral. Los dos anillos están conectados por una barra de estrellas brillantes y por bandas oscuras de polvo. En el interior de este anillo, el polvo continúa en espiral hacia el centro donde, seguramente, hay un gran agujero negro. Los anillos brillan por las estrellas recién formadas que podrían haber resultado de la colisión de NGC 1512 con NGC 1510, su vecina galáctica. #hubble #nebula #space #milkyway #moon #nebulosa #vialactea #luna # #gravedad #sol #sun #gravity #amazing #wonderful #sky #cielo #astronomy #astronomia #telescopio #telescope #galaxia #galaxies #astrofisica #Wikipedia #bigbang #rocosmo @nasa #ESA #JPL #cosmos #vida