Sunday, October 01, 2006
In last week's Spaced out Sundays, Scout made a veiled request that I took to heart. She found last week's photo reminded her of a bracelet and wondered if necklaces and rings were next. Well Scout, I found you a necklace; a heart-shaped necklace surrounded by diamonds, courtesy of the constellation Corvus. In fact, the dust and gas clouds of two galaxies collided and triggered a furious birth of new stars. If you look at the very tip of the upper arc, you can just see the beginnings of a new galaxy, the offspring of the cosmic debris of the collision.
Here's to you Scout. Your very own galactic necklace.