Scientists have proven the strange pink color is due to the presence of algae which is usually the cause of strange coloration.
Massive stars lie within NGC 6357, an expansive emission nebula complex some 6,500 light-years away toward the tail of the constellation Scorpius. In fact, positioned near center in this ground-based close-up of NGC 6357, star cluster Pismis 24 includes some of the most massive stars known in the galaxy, stars with nearly 100 times the mass of the Sun. The nebula’s bright central region also contains dusty pillars of molecular gas, likely hiding massive protostars from the prying eyes of optical instruments. Intricate shapes in the nebula are carved as interstellar winds and energetic radiation from the young and newly forming massive stars clear out the natal gas and dust and power the nebular glow. Enhancing the nebula’s cavernous appearance, narrowband image data was included in this composite color image in a Hubble palette scheme. Emission from sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms is shown in red green and blue hues. The alluring telescopic view spans about 50 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 6357.
Unbelievably cool lighting options are a
cornerstone of this era in technology and
ecological awareness. The good people at
Great Mushrooming, a Japanese
photography and design company, brings
attention to mushrooms. Mushrooms are
more than the topping you take off your
pizza. This underrated fungus is known to
help keep forests healthy and detoxify
polluted elements in nature safely.
These lights are made of handcrafted glass,
reclaimed wood and LED lights. These
features received a roaring international
welcome in 2010′s international art and
design event: Design Festa. I know the next
question you want answered is, ‘Where can I
buy one? ‘. Yukio Takano ( a.k.a Mr.
Mushroom) says that the works of art are
too delicate to be shipped.
Mr. Takano, the founder of Great
Mushrooming, admits this was meant only as
a side project to get attention. His
photography and ecological work takes
precedent. If you want one of these treasures
you’ll have to go to one of the design shows
and festivals that the lights are frequently
featured at. The scarcity certainly does
wonders for this projects publicity. There are
no current plans to up production or perfect