Friday, July 04, 2008

Cosmic Fireworks


This is SN 1006 Supernova Remnant, the brightest in recorded human history. It lit up the sky in the year 1006 AD, and it still lights up the skies in a great cosmic light show! HAPPY 4TH OF JULY, y'all! Hurray for the Red, White, and Blue!


Credit: X-ray--NASA/CXC/Rutgers/G,Cassam-Chenai/J. Hughes et al: Radio--NRAO/AUI/NSF/GBT/VLA/Dyer, Maddalena & Cornwell; Optical--Middlebury College/F. Winkler/NOAO/NSF/CTIO Schmidt & DSS
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11 comments:

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hello Joyce, Happened upon your blog. How lovely! Am a writer myself; primarily, a screenwriter. But while I read your blogs, you have the most calming tone. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit, and it was nice meeting you. Petra p.s. Do you mind if I include you on my blog list? The only way to remember you. I'd like to revisit.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hello again, Joyce. Thank you for stopping by. Have a Happy 4th! Petra

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

p.s. Hadn't looked at Ellen and Elijah that way; but there's truth in what you say! *laughing*

Jo said...

Cool picture Joyce, I love the red, white, and blue! Happy 4th! :)

Kay said...

That is some star all right!!!!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

I wonder what comments you'll make on the next pairing! I'll be writing min-scripts for, we, who are aging gracefully. :)) Petra

K.C. said...

Loved this. Have missed this one somehow. That is the ultimate red, white and blue! Kayce

Tammy said...

I hope you had a great 4th Joyce! I'm loving your book, thank you! XXOO

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Well, Joyce. It looks like we're going to die in all that youth and beauty! *laughing* Yup, they were the winners. Thank so for voting! Petra

slickdpdx said...

Cool!

January said...

Hope you had a great holiday!