More

Pinned by Jamie Brightmore

View this pin on Pinterest »

comments 4

repins 198

198

Reflection Nebula vdB1. Every book has a first page and every catalog a first entry. And so this lovely blue cosmic cloud begins the van den Bergh Catalog (vdB) of stars surrounded by reflection nebulae. Interstellar dust clouds reflecting the light of the nearby stars, the nebulae usually appear blue because scattering by the dust grains is more effective at shorter (bluer) wavelengths. The same type of scattering gives planet Earth its blue daytime skies.Jamie Brightmore

Add a Comment:

ADVERTISEMENT

Even more popular pins from the Science & Nature Pinterest Category

Mint colored Mason jar bouquets on tables

19,840 Repins
2,967 Likes
10 CommentsMint colored Mason jar bouquets on tables

Apartment Gardening Ideas: Pallet Herb Garden

18,115 Repins
1,470 Likes
8 CommentsApartment Gardening Ideas: Pallet Herb Garden

 

View All Popular Pins