Friday, December 29, 2006

92)Three scintillating blue supergiant stars make their appearance again.

I blogged earlier about these three stars, that seem to be strung like a pearl necklace, which make up the belt of the Orion constellation in our Milky Way galaxy(Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka).

These three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much more massive than our Sun, signifying that they are also much further advanced in the life cycle of a star than our Sun is. This scintillating picture of the three stars was the Astronomy picture of the day for today, December 29th 2006 on the NASA website, and I chose to include it on my blogsite again, even though my post no. 83 talks about them in some detail. The three stars are 15 thousand trillion kilometers away from planet earth. Their Arabic names speak to a long gone era of dominance in scientific endeavour in the Muslim world (over a millenium ago):


Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation:Aga Khan 4.
The God of the Quran is the One whose Ayats(Signs) are the Universe in which we live, move and have our being:Aga Khan 3