Does the image above look familiar? It shouldn’t, because it’s brand new. But the subject should certainly ring a bell for any space buff — it’s the same vast nebula that became one of the most beloved, coffee-table-booked, computer-wallpapered images in astronomical history. This new image of the Eagle Nebula shows the value of having space observatories that span the light spectrum.
Scientists say black holes may pepper the universe with the stuff of stars.
By Andrew FazekasPosted 07.02.2003 at 1:12 pm 0 Comments
"We are all made of star stuff," said Carl Sagan, describing how dead stars birthed the building blocks of life. Astronomers have theorized that titanic star explosions create carbon, oxygen and other elements, then eject them into nearby interstellar space. Now researchers say a newly observed dispersal mechanism likened to a galactic sprinkler system may be strong enough to hurl the "star stuff" far beyond local galaxies, seeding the universe with the ingredients of life.