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Fraser
2008-Jan-24, 03:50 PM
This picture is too gorgeous not to share it. A new Chandra X-ray telescope image shows a beautiful, dense region of massive stars in the Centaurus constellation. It almost appears as though someone threw a handful of colored candies out into space. Known as Westerlund 2, this star cluster has been a [...]

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Noclevername
2008-Jan-24, 04:03 PM
Taste the rainbow!

01101001
2008-Jan-24, 04:15 PM
Taste the rainbow!

Chandra (http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2008/wd2/): Color Code Red (0.3-1.0 keV); Green (1.0-2.0 keV); Blue (2.0-10.0 keV)

Yum.

mahesh
2008-Jan-24, 04:40 PM
This is simply exquisite!

Really.

the words just fail me.

Swift
2008-Jan-24, 07:13 PM
It doesn't look real (and I don't mean the false colors). But there is some quality of it that reminds me of the animation in 1950s educational cartoons.