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Antares Rho Ophiuchi Region

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The clouds surrounding the star system Rho Ophiuchi compose one of the closest star forming regions. Rho Ophiuchi itself is a binary star system visible in the light-colored region on the image right. The star system, located only 400 light years away, is distinguished by itscolorful surroundings, which include a red emission nebula and numerous light and dark brown dust lanes. Near the upper right of the Rho Ophiuchi molecular cloud system is the yellow star Antares, while a distant but coincidently-superposed globular cluster of stars, M4, is visible between Antares and the red emission nebula

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Grosvenor’s Arch in Southern Utah.

Here’s the front side of Grosvenors Arch. I’m going to include a link to a 1/3 sized image so you can cruise around in it. Please like the page and comment especially if you see something that needs correcting. Here’s the link. 1/3 resolution of Grosvenor’s Arch

Take the time to load the big image full and then click on the milky way to see some crazy detail.

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