The Dark River (Barnard 44)

Pretty patterns of gas and dust.
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Christopher K.
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The Dark River (Barnard 44)

Post by Christopher K. » April 11th, 2015, 7:28 pm

I've never heard of this molecular gas band stretching outward from Antares. It lies 500 light-years away and apparently spans a good five degrees of sky.

The Dark River was the subject of the 22 February APOD...
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150222.html

Look at this neat, old annotated plate...
http://www.library.gatech.edu/Barnard_P ... hart13.jpg

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