This takes some serious rigor to get shots like this. Titled “Tempest Milky Way”, Randy Halverson’s masterpiece won Best Overall at the 2011 Chronos Film Festival.
“Resembling a Fourth of July skyrocket, Herbig-Haro 110 is a geyser of hot gas from a newborn star that splashes up against and ricochets off the dense core of a cloud of molecular hydrogen,” Hubble scientists said in a statement today (July 3). “Although the plumes of gas look like whiffs of smoke, they are actually billions of times less dense than the smoke from a July 4 firework.”
Have a happy fourth of July everyone!
If you haven’t seen History Channel’s “The Universe” I highly recommend the first few episodes that cover the planets in our solar system. My personal favorite is the first episode about the sun. Here’s a clip to get you intrigued.
This “sunquake” was caused by a solar flare so massive that the opposing force of the discharged particles slapped the surface of the sun. Cooooool. I mean… Hotttttt.