Wednesday, February 14, 2007

132)Vivacious Valentine's Day Vista.

Even the folks at NASA's 'Astronomy Picture of the Day' have a sense of humour and propriety. For the romantic in us and to commemorate Valentine's Day, today's February 14th 2007 picture is of the Rosette Nebula with its resemblance to a red rose:

On a more serious note, the central cluster of bright young stars was formed 'only' 4 million years ago and the ultraviolet radiation these stars emit is what gives the the surrounding nebula its red glow and rose-like appearance.

A fitting picture to send to one's valentine especially if he or she is inclined to gaze up at the night sky.


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