Friday, October 12, 2012

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Nebula

(This makes two old Pink Floyd references today -- the first was when I was talking about separation science in biochem lecture and showed the cover of Dark Side of the Moon as an example.)

Here is a very detailed 3-D reconstruction of what a nearby nebula located in the constellation of Cepheus looks like (probably). It's quite beautiful, and reminds me of the Doomsday Machine from the original Star Trek:

There's a whole site of these out there located here. And thanks to this post for alerting me to this work of art. Or is it science? Hard to tell.

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