photo of the star cluster Pismis 24 that lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357

Post A Quote Challenge: Day 3

Today is the third and last day of my Post A Quote Challenge. As I have done for the past few days, I am extending an “open tag” for any bloggers out there to take on this challenge.

The following quote is by a Chinese philosopher named Lao Tzu:

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”

Source: BrainyQuote

photo of the star cluster Pismis 24 that lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357
EmissionNebula NGC6357.jpg
By NASA, ESA and Jesœs Ma­z Apellÿniz (Instituto de astrof­sica de Andaluc­a, Spain). Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 that extends one degree on the sky in the direction of the Scorpius constellation. Part of the nebula is ionised by the youngest (bluest) heavy stars in Pismis 24. The intense ultraviolet radiation from the blazing stars heats the gas surrounding the cluster and creates a bubble in NGC 6357. The presence of these surrounding gas clouds makes probing into the region even harder.
19 December 2006
Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/html/heic0619a.html

 

I hope that you enjoyed reading these quotes over the past three days and learned something from them. 🙂

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