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Space Shades

Space Shades are Fotoshades that display space pictures from the NASA.gov web site and other sources including the Hubble Telescope.  NASA promotes the display of space pictures and you can go to this link http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/ to see pictures that the Hubble Telescope has taken.  NASA even makes it easy for everyone to print pictures from NASA.  Click on the link http://hubblesite.org/gallery/printshop/ which is the NASA printshop which will assit you in printing pictures.  If you would like to display these pictures on the Fotoshades lampshade just use Overhead Projector film instead of photo paper.  For instructions on how to print on Overhead Projector film please go to the bottom of the Home page or to the Custom Shades pages for more information.  Show your support for NASA and our space efforts and display these pictures.  See below for more information on the space shades offered on Fotoshades..

Moon Pan

    This is a panoramic picture of the surface of the moon taken on the 1972 space walk.  Eugene Cernan took a series of pictures of the moon surface to make a panoramic picture.  With today's technologu they were abe to stich the pictures together to make a seamless panoramic picture.  The picture is from the web site: http://www.panoramas.dk/moon/mission-apollo.html.  Please go to this web site for more information on the picture and the mission as well as other moon missions.  Thank you to http://moonpans.com/vr/ for making these pictures possible.  Please enjoy this beutiful picture.  The top of the picture is how it looks on the shade and bottom part is how it looks flat.
                         This picture shows where Apollo 17 landed on the moon.  So when you go out at night to look at the moon you will have an idea where the picture is taken.  Photo form: http://www.nasm.si.edu/collections/imagery/Apollo/FIGURES/LandingSitesMaps.jpg

         Below is information on the Blue Star Field picture from the web site:  http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/55/image/a/  

Star-Forming Region LH 95 in the Large Magellanic Cloud


Swirls of gas and dust reside in this ethereal-looking region of star formation imaged by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. This majestic view, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), reveals a region where low-mass, infant stars and their much more massive stellar neighbors reside. A shroud of blue haze gently lingers amid the stars.

Known as LH 95, this is just one of the hundreds of star-forming systems, called associations, located in the LMC some 160,000 light-years distant. Earlier ground-based observations of such systems had only allowed astronomers to study the bright blue giant stars present in these regions. With Hubble's resolution, the low-mass stars can now be analyzed, which will allow for a more accurate calculation of their ages and masses.

This detailed view of the star-forming association LH 95 was taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys and provides an extraordinarily rich sample of newly formed low-mass stars. The LMC is a galaxy with relatively small amounts of elements heavier than hydrogen, giving astronomers an insight into star formation in environments different than our Milky Way.

The largest stars within LH 95 - those with at least three times the mass of the Sun - generate strong stellar winds and high levels of ultraviolet radiation that heat the surrounding interstellar gas. The result is a bluish nebula of glowing hydrogen that continues to expand out into the molecular cloud that originally collapsed to form these massive stars.

Some dense parts of this star-forming region are intact despite the stellar winds, and can still be seen as dark dusty filaments in the picture. Such dust lanes absorb parts of the blue light from the stars behind them, making them appear redder. Other parts of the molecular cloud have already contracted to turn into glowing groups of infant stars, the fainter of which have a high tendency to cluster. This deep Hubble image also reveals several large spiral and distant galaxies decorating the background of LH 95.

This image of LH 95 is a composite of two filters that localize visible (V) and infrared (I) light. Because of the color assignments chosen, ionized hydrogen, which is visible within the V filter, appears bluish. The choice of color assignment helps to distinguish hot bright blue stars from cooler, less luminous red stars.