Imaginary journey to the horsehead nebula

Space – the final frontier

It has delighted and amazed us, freed our imaginations and inspired us.

Take a journey with me now to a spectacular place. We can use our imaginations to get there but this little clip 145589__lukesharples__warp-speed might spur things along.

We are on route to the Horsehead Nebula in the constellation of Orion – approximately 1300 light years away. The first recorded observation of it was in 1888 so it’s been around for a long time.

Why did I pick such an out of the way place to blog about? Good question.
I first saw an image of the Horsehead Nebula during a visit to the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and was fascinated by it then and still continue to be to this day.
We made it! It’s time to awaken from our state of suspended animation and admire the view. Take a peek outside –
orion nebula

Doesn’t that look like a horse’s head to you? Amazing. The colors are various gases and a nebula is analogous to a nursery where new stars are formed. I thought some music might be good about now – how about this piece?11 Higher Ground

Now it’s time to return to planet Earth.

I sincerely hope you enjoyed the brief excursion into space.

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