8-micron green

Messier 81 – the Green Monster of the universe. Or is it the Green Lantern of the universe? Green oasis? Green party? Other green things?

Ok, seriously now. You probably know that I am not the greatest fan of these kind of analogies. This is the false-colour image, taken at 8 micron’s wavelength, of an assembly of several hundred billion suns, many of them being the center of their own little solar system.

How’s that for a story?

Dream, my friends. Realise what this image is, marvel at the fact that we can build instruments which extend our vision to these wavelengths.

Then dream!

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Image credits: NASA

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