Monday, February 06, 2006

superbubble


The Eternal Saki from that Bowl has poured
Millions of Bubbles like us, and will pour.

--The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


What made this gigantic bubble? One possible answer is that the expanding shells of old supernovas have sculpted this unusual space cavern. Photo taken by the huge Gemini South telescope on Cerro Pachon in Chile.

2 comments:

slickdpdx said...

It looks like a heart!

pepektheassassin said...

Happy Valentine's Day!