Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thursday Thirteen -- Animals rule the nebulas!

Fur today's Thursday Thirteen, I would like to share wif all of you thirteen animal-shaped nebulas.

In case you are wondering what a nebula is, you can fink of it as a nursery fur baby stars. These stellar nurseries are furry beeoooteeful to look at. And they come in all sorts of colours and shapes.

(Some of the pikshurs are a little hard to figure out so you might haf to squint a little, frown a little, maybe efen pull your eyes into funny shapes.)

Let's start off wif my purrsonal favourite...

1) The Cat's Eye Nebula

2) The Owl Nebula

3) The Crab Nebula

4) The Horsehead Nebula

5) The Snake Nebula

6) The Ant Nebula

7) The Black Widow Nebula

8) The Butterfly Nebula

9) The Eagle Nebula

10) The Lion's Head Nebula

11) The Tarantula Nebula

12) The Seagull Nebula

13) The Stingray Nebula

And here are two more nebulas that I want to show you. The furst is the scariest, the spookiest, the absolute creepiest! It is...

The Witch's Head Nebula

Scary, huh?!

But I haf saved the purrtiest nebula fur the last. It is also the most romantic. So I would like to dedicate it to my purrty Bonnie. I present to you now...

The Rose Nebula

Do visit the NASA website if you are interested to learn more about nebulas. There are so many others! There is one that looks remarkably like a blue fairy and another that is heart-shaped. There is even a Rotten Egg Nebula. Eeeeyucks!

~Bombay (the astro-feezeecist)


Dragonheart said...

You are a very smart cat Bombay! Thank you for sharing these beautiful nebulas with us! The rose nebula is gorgeous. :)

Daisy said...

Those were very beautiful! I never knew about nebulas before. I like thinking of them as nurseries for baby stars. I was sciart of the Ant Nebula and the Black Widow Nebula.

pussreboots said...

Nice Thursday Thirteen. I've posted mine.

yao-lin said...

Hey those are so cool!!! I really really enjoyed those!!! From time to time i will visit the nasa website and i love it.


Forty Paws said...

Hi Bombay,

Nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by our blog. We like your blog. Whatcha going to Aus for 6 years for?

Luf, Us

Forty Paws said...

Oh. Wow. That's cool that your Foster Mom is going to be a V-E-T. Who is going to take care of you while she's in Aus?

Luf, Us

Forty Paws said...

Ok. Thanks for clearing that up for us.

Luf, Us

Bonnie Underfoot said...

Bombay! What a lovely gift! How many cats can say they've had a nebula dedicated to them? It's lovely! Purr, purr, purr!
I wasn't sure I could see the Lion's Head until I was looking at the Eagle and caught the Lion in my purrifural* vision - then it jumped out, like an optical illusion.
Purrs and nose kisses,

*for humans behind on catspeak: "peripheral" :-)

Faz the Cat said...

Hi Bombay, these nebulas are so beautiful. I had no idea. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. Have a happy weekend. FAZ

Victor Tabbycat said...

Wow, so now when Mom asks what I see outside at nite, I can say I'm watchin for sky aminals!

Derby said...

Nature has such beautiful natural art work. We need to appreciate it more.

Ann M said...

That is WAY too cool!