and how it’ll show you “anything you desire”? like how far does that go? like what would happen if belle was just like “show me Victor Hugo’s most embarrassing moment as a teenage boy”? or like “i wanna see me some dinosaurs in space suits” like what are the limits?
Young suns still lie
within dusty NGC 7129, some
3,000 light-years away toward the royal constellation
While these stars
are at a relatively tender age, only a few million years old, it is
likely that our own Sun formed in a similar stellar nursery some
five billion years ago.
Most noticeable in
the sharp image are the lovely bluish dust clouds
that reflect the youthful starlight.
But the compact, deep red crescent shapes are also markers
of energetic, young stellar objects.
their shape and color is characteristic of glowing hydrogen gas
jets streaming away from newborn stars.
Paler, extended filaments of
mingling with the bluish
clouds are caused by dust grains effectively converting the
invisible ultraviolet starlight to visible red light through
Ultimately the natal gas and dust in the region
will be dispersed, the
drifting apart as the loose
cluster orbits the center of the Galaxy.
The processing of this remarkable composite image has revealed
the faint red strands of emission at the upper right.
They are recently recognized as a likely
and are currently being analyzed by Bo Reipurth (Univ. Hawaii) who
obtained the image data at the Subaru telescope.
At the estimated distance of NGC 7129, this telescopic view spans
over 40 light-years.