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NASA Emission Nebula

“A Nebula By Any Other Name

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The image is an emission nebula as compared to a reflection nebula that reflects light from other stars. This type contains at least one bright star in its midst that provides the infrared light that makes it especially visible to the “WISE Explorer Observatory” that produced this image. For those interested in the specifics, the  infrared emissions from this nebula measured in microns in the 3.4 to 4.6 microns range indicates that the light is from within the nebula whereas infrared light in the 12 and 22 micron range is light reflected off of the dust within the nebula. Nebulae consist of dust and gas that are eventually used up in star formation if it is in a star forming  region. Otherwise the dust and gas are eventually dispersed by solar winds and radiation from stars that are relatively nearby.

NASA Released this Image of a Super-Massive Black Hole, M84 Galaxy

NASA Released  this single image of a super-massive black hole taken by the imaging spectrograph aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The super-massive black hole is large enough for 300 million of our suns, which is called 300 million solar masses, to fit within the black hole and is in the the galaxy called M84 which is part of the Virgo cluster of galaxies.  The M84 black hole is about 26 light years from the center of its galaxy and about 50 million light years from Earth. This same super-massive black hole is moving at 880,000 miles per hour. The relatively close by galaxy called M87 also has a super-massive black hole relatively near its galaxy’s center.

The heavens truly declare the Glory of GOD and this is regularly confirmed by the Hubble telescope as well as others both in orbit and on the ground. The Bible is confirmed by scientific data such as this.  More and more scientists are at least secretly acknowledging  the fact that creation is the only possible conclusion available but might lose their tenure or their job altogether, if they speak their minds. May GOD be glorified through His wonderful creation day by day even in this secular society. May the LORD be glorified.