Running Chicken Nebula: Telescope Images from the ESO

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by IRChicken, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. IRChicken

    IRChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicken related news:

    The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a stunning new image of the colorfully named "Running Chicken Nebula," a.k.a. IC 2944, or the Lambda Centauri Nebula. Like most nebulae, it's a big clump of glowing gas and dust, and somewhere deep within its gassy depths, new stars are being born.

    As the dust and gas swirls around the nebula, massive knots start to form, until the gas and dust start to collapse under the gravitational attraction. This causes the material at the center to heat up into a "protostar," which starts gathering up even more dust and gas.

    Can You See the Funky Chicken in This Nebula? - Discovery News
     
  2. Nitrostreak

    Nitrostreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like t think I have a good imagination, and I enjoy finding shapes and things in the clouds.... but I can NOT see he chicken. D:
     
  3. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    I think I see the chicken... [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Me too, but then again - I could spot a chicken just about anywhere. [​IMG]
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    How fun. I think I see it.

    Imp
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I see two things that could be potential chickens... but I can't exactly explain where, now can I? [​IMG] No, seriously, I can see 2.
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Here's what I see, what else do you see?

    & excuse my ineptitude, obviously Rembrant I am not. [​IMG]

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    If you turn it on it's side, counter clockwise, I can now see a sitting hen too. Lol
     
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  8. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can see a chicken in that!

    (that is...I can see a Silkie. 'Cause Silkies are just poof balls, right? [​IMG])

    ETA: No, I actually can. The two bright dots are eyes, and the red swirl underneath is the beak.
     
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  9. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    I... wait... yes... no... yes, maybe I do see a chicken it looks like the one that did not make it across the road. I really do not see a chicken.
     
  10. Nitrostreak

    Nitrostreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    This is what I see... but going on it being called the "running chicken nebula" I assumed I was wrong xD
     

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