Thursday, October 27, 2005

Helix Nebula

On 26 April 2005 I wrote about the Horsehead Nebula which is one of my favourite pictures of a celestial object. I also wrote about the Cat's Eye Nebula on 4 May 2005.

I love pictures from outerspace. Perhaps it is our collective feline memory of when we travelled to Earth from our home planet (heh heh heh...).

Anyway, another one which I have decided is also a favourite is the Helix Nebula, NGC 7293. It is 650 light years away in the Aquarius Constellation. It looks round, but is actually a really really long tunnel or cylinder of glowing gases. It is actually a dying star.

More information - HubbleSite

The picture is also doing the rounds of hoax emails dubbed as the "Eye of God" promising miracles if the email recipient passes the message on. What another crock! As it is forbidden to look upon the face of God, then no living soul is allowed to look at the real eye of God and live.

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


There were strange visitors early this morning. They came in and went to the back of the house with a ladder and a drill. Oh, they were electricians putting up a new back door light.

I spent most of the day on my mat on the deck outside (but not outdoors).

We finally watched the rest of Lost in Translation. It is a wonderful movie about being alone and lost in a place where you don't understand anything or anybody.



Blogger Keiser said...

The nebula should be called Felix. Thanks for that Cooper!

Friday, 28 October, 2005  
Anonymous Eye of God said...

anyway, why would the eye of God be necessarily blue? after all, His own Son was an Israelite.

Friday, 28 October, 2005  
Blogger Sara said...

I liked Lost in Translation. It's both light and deep at the same time, Scarlett and Bill are perfect in their roles.

And I appreciate the fact that meaningful things in life can dure only for a moment, or a day. Importance is not about length, it's about quality.

I love Sophia Coppola's first film, The Virgin Suicides which I saw for the first time at the Budapest Film Festifal 1999. It's a great film.

Ps. Visit Fatima's Eye for info about the blue eye.
I myself have two golden jewellery objects of Fatima's eyes.

Sara (Vieno's human)

Sunday, 30 October, 2005  
Blogger Keiser said...

Hello Sara and Vieno

My human has a Fatima's Hand from Tangier.

We'll have to watch the other Coppola film - thanks for the recommendation.

Monday, 31 October, 2005  

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