I admit it. I left those plumes there when I created the universe.  :-) 

 From: "'Rick Archer' r...@searchsummit.com [FairfieldLife]" 
To: FairfieldLife <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> 
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:14 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Hubble Sees Turquoise-Tinted Plumes in Large 
Magellanic Cloud
I always knew TurquoiseB was an inter-galactic dude: 
Hubble Sees Turquoise-Tinted Plumes in Large Magellanic Cloud 
10/21/2014 12:00 PM EDT 
The brightly glowing plumes seen in this image are reminiscent of an underwater 
scene, with turquoise-tinted currents and nebulous strands reaching out into 
the surroundings. However, this is no ocean. This image actually shows part of 
the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small nearby galaxy that orbits our galaxy, 
the Milky Way, and appears as a blurred blob in our skies. The NASA/European 
Space Agency (ESA) Hubble Space Telescope has peeked many times into this 
galaxy, releasing stunning images of the whirling clouds of gas and sparkling 
stars (opo9944a, heic1301, potw1408a). This image shows part of the Tarantula 
Nebula's outskirts. This famously beautiful nebula, located within the LMC, is 
a frequent target for Hubble (heic1206, heic1402).  In most images of the LMC 
the color is completely different to that seen here. This is because, in this 
new image, a different set of filters was used. The customary R filter, which 
selects the red light, was
 replaced by a filter letting through the near-infrared light. In traditional 
images, the hydrogen gas appears pink because it shines most brightly in the 
red. Here however, other less prominent emission lines dominate in the blue and 
green filters. This data is part of the Archival Pure Parallel Project (APPP), 
a project that gathered together and processed over 1,000 images taken using 
Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, obtained in parallel with other Hubble 
instruments. Much of the data in the project could be used to study a wide 
range of astronomical topics, including gravitational lensing and cosmic shear, 
exploring distant star-forming galaxies, supplementing observations in other 
wavelength ranges with optical data, and examining star populations from 
stellar heavyweights all the way down to solar-mass stars. Image Credit: 
ESA/Hubble & NASA: acknowledgement: Josh Barrington Text: European Space Agency

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