Sagittarius Arm by J.J. Losada

The Carina–Sagittarius Arm (also known as Sagittarius Arm or Sagittarius–Carina Arm, labeled -I) is generally thought to be a minor spiral arm of our home galaxy, the Milky Way.

Each spiral arm is a long, diffuse curving streamer of stars that radiates out from the galactic center. These gigantic structures are often composed of billions of stars and thousands of gas clouds. [**]

NGC 3567

NGC 3567 is an HII region located about 9,000 light years away towards the constellation Carina, not far in the sky from Eta Carinae, in the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way. It spans about 100 light years and is illuminated by gas ionized by young stars created by episodes of star formation in the region.

HII regions are regions where hydrogen gas clouds condense and trigger intense star formation. The young, massive stars these areas contain emit huge amounts of ultraviolet radiation, ionizing the surrounding hydrogen and giving the regions their name. NGC 3567 is very dense, demonstrated by the dark, opaque dust in the center of this image. This can make it difficult for astronomers to see the young star clusters. So far, not enough star clusters have been found to explain the nebula’s brightness.

Image from ESO, information from NASA and Chandra.

Sagittarius NASA/CXC/Penn State/L.Townsley et al, Optical: ESO/2.2m telescope

This is the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way galaxy, shown mostly with optical data from the European Southern Observatory. The x-rays Chandra detected, shown here in blue, likely arose from wind blowing from young stars, according to NASA. This image comes from 2005 and shows objects about 9,100 light-years away.


The signs as jewelry
  • Aries:huge gold Egyptian style cuffs
  • Taurus:statement necklaces
  • Gemini:bangles because they can't stay quiet
  • Cancer:silver anklet with a tiny charm
  • Leo:bold gold hoop earrings
  • Virgo:a nice dainty necklace that's still feirce
  • Libra:rings, lots of them
  • Scorpio:multiple necklaces with different lengths
  • Sagittarius:upper arm band that looks like a snake
  • Capricorn:a simple dainty necklace
  • Aquarius:body chains and fake peircings because they're "original"
  • Pisces:a headdress with some precious stone in the middle
The signs as Fall Out Boy songs

Aries: Just One Yesterday

Taurus: My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark

Gemini: Immortals

Cancer: Centuries

Leo: Where Did The Party Go

Virgo: Sugar We’re Goin Down

Libra: Thnks Fr Th Mmris

Scorpio: This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race

Sagittarius: Rat a Tat

Capricorn: Uma Thurman

Aquarius: I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me

Pisces: Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued

M8 and M20, the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae, appear here in stunning false-color before the stellar background that is the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way galaxy. The Trifid nebula, the smaller, circular pocket of ionized gas toward the top right, is some 25 light-years across (larger than our entire solar system). M8, the much larger Lagoon nebula, dominates a region in space approximately 75 light-years in width, 3 times the size of its companion.
Image Credit : NASA
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