[Orion Nebula (Hubble & Spitzer). via Mr Physics]
At the end of a week of tasks , one can finally look up and breathe.
Or not breathe.
One can just be, for a moment, for a period, instead of a continuous doing and completing and moving on.
Look at things around, and especially above, and feel how refreshing it is to not have to think up lines. All there is to be done is just feel, deeply.
Located 1,500 light-years away from Earth, the Orion nebula is the brightest spot in the sword of the Orion, or the “Hunter” constellation. The cosmic cloud is also our closest massive star-formation factory, and astronomers believe it contains more than 1,000 young stars.
The Orion constellation is a familiar sight in the fall and winter night sky in the northern hemisphere.
[?. via Una Bella Vita]
[ Galaxy M33 (Chandra, 27jan09). via NASA on flickr]
[ ‘feedback’ (Chandra, 24jun09)]
“We’re seeing signs that the galaxies and black holes inside these blobs (immense reservoirs of hydrogen gas) are coming of age and are now pushing back on the infalling gas to prevent further growth,” said Bret Lehmer of Durham. “Massive galaxies must go through a stage like this or they would form too many stars and so end up ridiculously large by the present day.”