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Messier 16 in Infrared

This shows a zoom into the centre of ESO Press Photo eso0142a, with the infrared view of the columns and their immediate surroundings in more detail. The pillars or columns are numbered 1 to 3 from left to right (east to west). The pillars themselves are less prominent than on the Hubble visible-light image of this region - this because near-infrared light penetrates the thinner parts of the gas and dust clouds and only the heads remain opaque. A number of red objects can be seen associated with the pillars : some of these are just background sources seen through the dust, but some are probably real young stars embedded in the pillars. The purple arc near the bottom of the picture is Herbig-Haro object 216, a fast-moving clump of heated gas emanating from a young star.

Credit: ESO/M.McCaughrean & M.Andersen (AIP)


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Infrared Photography shots of Kiev. If you are a techoengineer (not a person who engineers techno music xD, but that maybe is just called an engineer???…I dunno this is way too long too be in a parentheses I’m so sorry I probably should stop typing!) I will give you my money personally if you could make glasses that let you see things this way. Like seriously I would give you all my money which is a net worth of 30 dollars and 6 cents.

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Looking out over Roque Nublo, Tejada, on Gran Canaria. Infra red film inside my battered Holga camera.

A Stellar Storm in NGC 3603

This infrared image taken by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows a star-forming cloud teeming with gas, dust and massive newborn stars. The inset reveals the very center of the cloud, a cluster of stars called NGC 3603. It was taken in visible light by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

WISE, which is surveying the whole sky in infrared light, is particularly sensitive to the warm dust that permeates star-forming clouds like this one. In this way, WISE complements visible-light observations.

The mission also complements Hubble and other telescopes by showing the ‘big picture,” providing context for more detailed observations. For example, the WISE picture here is 2,500 times larger than the Hubble inset. While the Hubble view shows the details of the hot young star cluster, the WISE picture shows the effects that this stellar powerhouse has on its neighborhood.

Credit: NASA/JPL


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Infrared Iceland

These eerily stunning images taken using infrared lighting reveal the landscapes of Iceland in all their natural glory. Andy Lee, 45, uses a special technique which blocks out light from some visible wavelengths and picks up light from others invisible to the naked eye.

The results left Lee, who works as a creative director, with a collection of breathtaking pictures of the elements pouring over the snow-covered mountain ranges. Lee said he witnessed dramatic changes in weather conditions in the space of a few hours. (Caters News)

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