Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Focus on the Tarantula Nebula

Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series

Here's the next of my colour remixes of some of the best shots from Hubble/NASA/ESA.

In the original images, the teams at the various space centres assign colour to structures identified in x-ray, visible light, ultraviolet and infrared - as well as the signatures of various elements like hydrogen, helium and others. What I've done is to re-assign the colours, sometimes making them richer, sometimes adjusting the hue and sometimes 'dodging and burning' various parts to emphasise the visual beauty.

This one shows the Tarantula Nebula - click the image and see just how many stars flood this area.

Tarantula Nebula of the Large Magellanic Cloud

This Hubble image shows old stars from the distant past and rich, interstellar gas clouds feeding the formation of new ones. The most massive and hottest stars are intense, high-energy radiation sources and this pushes away what remains of the gas and dust, compressing and sculpting it. As the whorls and eddies clump and stretch it, gravity takes over and the birth of the next generation of new stars is triggered.

On gear in my Zazzle store

From greetings cards to phone cases, iPad Mini shells to poster prints and canvases, you're sure to find a gift to suit. Click the image below to see the skinit phone case from different angles

See more phone and iPad cases using this image
See more items in the Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series

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