Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hubble's Christmas Ornament

Supernova bubble "SNR 0509-67.5 (or SNR 0509 for short)", as the Hubblesite description reads - LOL - is 23 light-years across and is expanding at more than 11 million miles per hour (5,000 kilometers per second).

What a nice gift from the folks at Hubble.  
Stellar*, as usual.

*Ba dump bump.


Paulie said...

11 million mph. At that speed you could make almost 23 round trips to the Moon in one hour. Just to put a little perspective on it.

Cathy said...

I know! That's nuts!

N-V-T-S nuts.