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    This Spectacular Video Shows What It Would Be Like to Fly Through The Orion Nebula (ARTICLE LINK)



    Image: NASA,ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team

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    We're not going to fly through a nebula, not in the lifetimes of anyone alive today. Possibly not ever in anyone's lifetime.

    But based on data from the Hubble and Spitzer telescopes, we now have a feel for what it may be like to fly through one of the most famous ones - the Orion nebula.

    The nearest bright nebula to us is around 695 light-years away, and the Orion nebula is much farther, around 1,344 light-years away. So even if we had light-speed travel, it would take many generations aboard a generation ship to get there.

    But by combining visible and infrared images of the giant nebula's star-forming heart, astronomers and visualisation specialists have created a 3D flythrough so that you can get a taste for what it might feel like to be a space explorer.


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    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time...

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    Default Re: This Spectacular Video Shows What It Would Be Like to Fly Through The Orion Nebul

    Thanks for that.
    We don't know how lucky we are....

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    Default Re: This Spectacular Video Shows What It Would Be Like to Fly Through The Orion Nebul

    I think I have learned too much about science recently. My first thought was that at the speed we were moving the colors should be shifted. My second thought was we were moving faster than the speed of light.

    The video was more entertaining than I expected.
    Life is complex.

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    Default Re: This Spectacular Video Shows What It Would Be Like to Fly Through The Orion Nebul

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    I think I have learned too much about science recently. My first thought was that at the speed we were moving the colors should be shifted. My second thought was we were moving faster than the speed of light.

    The video was more entertaining than I expected.
    Thats really funny.

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    Default Re: This Spectacular Video Shows What It Would Be Like to Fly Through The Orion Nebul

    HOLY TRAPezium!

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    Default Re: This Spectacular Video Shows What It Would Be Like to Fly Through The Orion Nebul

    Literally trippy.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: This Spectacular Video Shows What It Would Be Like to Fly Through The Orion Nebul

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    I think I have learned too much about science recently. My first thought was that at the speed we were moving the colors should be shifted. My second thought was we were moving faster than the speed of light.

    The video was more entertaining than I expected.
    same, wrt speed, except I haven’t learned enough.

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