100 Planetary Nebulas, all in one place. (Up to scale) - Ring Nebula (top-right) is 2.6 light years or 25 trillion km across. 🌌 🔭 My 2nd Page @TheOurDeepSpace Our YouTube Channel. Link in Bio @TheOurSpace A planetary nebula forms when a star can no longer support itself by fusion reactions in its center. The gravity from the material in the outer part of the star takes its inevitable toll on the structure of the star, and forces the inner parts to condense and heat up. The high temperature central regions drive the outer half of the star away in a brisk stellar wind, lasting a few thousand years. When the process is complete, the remaining core remnant is uncovered and heats the now distant gases and causes them to glow. 🌌 Do you love Planetary Nebulas ❤ Are you ready to explore Space 🔭 @theourspace Image credit: Judy Schmidt NASA
Without the moon, you might not be here. Its gravitational tug creates tides (with the help of the sun), and one theory holds that life originated in tidal regions. Another suggests tides may have set up conditions for sea creatures to transition and become the first land animals ⠀ Photo by @A_Guy_Named_Eric: “This was done in two shots with my 100-400mm lens.” #universe_dope
#hubbleclassic Resembling a crimson holiday ornament, this sphere of gas is the result of gas being shocked by the blast wave from a supernova explosion. Named SNR 0509-67.5, this bubble floats 160,000 light-years away in a nearby galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud. For more information on Hubble, follow the link in our bio. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Acknowledgment: J. Hughes (Rutgers University) #nasa#hubble#space#science#astronomy#universe#telescope#cosmos#ornament#supernova#explosion
Thoughts about the Deep Ocean? ⠀ Dancing at a depth of 1,600 meters, the @NautilusLive team spotted this elegant octopus billowing its arms like a circus tent while exploring southwest of Baker Island in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Experts believe the cephalopod belongs to Cirroteuthidae, a family of cirrate octopuses, but the exact species is unknown. Little is known about Cirroteuthid octopuses, other than that they often swim or drift near the seabed at depths of over 2,000m where light does not penetrate the cold waters. #universe_dope ⠀ Produced by @Universe_Dope Music by @Not_theKing Follow for more @nowspacetime🌌 My second page @deepspacetime🚀
A placebo is a pharmacologically inert substance that is used as a control in clinical trials. Placebos range from working anywhere between 10% to 100%. The placebo is capable of causing positive health effects on certain sick individuals—especially if they do not know that they are receiving an inert substance (eg. water, sugar) and believe it is a real medication. This has long been known to the medical community, but Ted Kaptchuk, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and one of the leading researchers on the placebo effect, wanted to take his research one step further. He thought, what if instead of deceiving people to the fact that they were taking a medicine, he actually told them the truth? And so he launched the first open-label placebo or so-called honest placebo trial. The first study was conducted on people with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). The result was that compared to the people who received no treatment, nearly twice as many people in the trial who knowingly received the placebo pills reported experiencing symptom relief. Also, the men and women who took the placebo doubled their rate of improvement, equaling the effects of 2 IBS medications commonly used. When it comes to taking placebos, a certain number of people will accept, believe, & surrender to the thought of being healed or feeling relief from their symptoms without any analysis. As they do this, they begin to program their autonomic nervous system to create the exact pharmacy of chemicals equal to the substance or treatment they think they are receiving. So Is it the inert substance that’s doing the healing? Or is it the body’s innate capacity to heal by thought alone? This research shows that people can knowingly take a placebo & experience positive effects without even thinking that it will or will not work. A certain number of people will simply respond to the inert substance with the knowing that there’s no active ingredient
The California Nebula (NGC 1499) is an emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus. It is so named because it appears to resemble the outline of the US State of California on long exposure photographs. Click the link in our bio for some really awesome space products! 🌌
Here’s a rare find, the mesmerising galaxy group known as Hickson 90 While Scanning the skies for galaxies, Canadian astronomer Paul Hickson and colleagues identified some 100 compact groups of galaxies, now appropriately called Hickson Compact Groups (HCGs). This sharp Hubble image shows one such galaxy group, HCG 90, in startling detail. Three galaxies -- two visible here -- are revealed to be strongly interacting: a dusty spiral galaxy stretched and distorted in the image center, and two large elliptical galaxies. The close encounter will trigger furious star formation. On a cosmic timescale, the gravitational tug of war will eventually result in the merger of the trio into a large single galaxy. The merger process is now understood to be a normal part of the evolution of galaxies, including our own Milky Way. HCG 90 lies about 100 million light-years away toward the constellation of the Southern Fish (Piscis Austrinus). This Hubble view spans about 40,000 light-years at that estimated distance. Of course, Hickson Compact Groups also make for rewarding viewing for Earth-bound astronomers with more modest sized telescopes. Image Credit: NASA; ESA, Hubble Legacy Archive Hubble Space Telescope, stunning 🙌🏻👽 #space#nasa#spacex#stars#milkyway#esa#planet#earth#saturn#elonmusk#nature#planetearth#physics#space#nasa#astronomy#astronaut#cosmos#hubble#galaxy#universe#science#astrophotography#saturn#solarsystem#planets#jupiter#moon#mars#spacex#iss#telescope#interstellar#milkyway
A galaxy by many names, NGC 253, Sculptor, Silver Coin, or Silver Dollar, this one has always been mainly known for its intense structures. With that in mind, I thought it would only be fitting to do my best to bring them out! Funnily enough, this is considered a starburst galaxy, meaning it is under going a period of intense star formation. However, it lacks a ton of huge HA areas that I am more accustom to seeing like in M82 and Cent A. Not quite sure what gives it that designation, but I'll trust the astronomers, and assume it is that structure obscuring all the awesome star forming regions!