Sunday, January 29, 2012

Carina Nebula

Of all the sights in the universe, the Carina nebula is by far one of the most spectacular. This nebula, spanning 50 light years, lies a daunting 7,500 light years from earth. But even at this great distance, it continues to be a breathtaking phenomenon to behold.
This is a full image of the Carina nebula

The large bright spot near the middle of this image is Eta Carinae, a hypergiant star.

These pillars of gas and dust are resisting erosion from stellar winds.

The glowing "caterpillar" to the right is a globule of cold dust and gas that is illuminated by stellar radiation.

For more concerning the Carina nebula, I would recommend visiting and going to their image tour.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kepler 22-b: A Quick Look

I'd like everyone to check out this fascinating Youtube video about the exoplanet Kepler 22-b. I found it extremely encouraging, and I hope you will as well.

Monday, January 16, 2012

IC Robotics

Hey everyone, don't forget to check out the Iowa City FIRST Robotics club website. We've been doing a lot of hard work to create a competition ready robot, and you can keep up with us on this website while learning about our sponsors and what FIRST is.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

James Webb Space Telescope

I just thought I'd share this rather interesting video with everyone. It details the James Webb Space Telescope with some good animations. I wrote about it briefly prior to this, but I thought this video would be a nice follow up. Enjoy!