Psalm 19 Metal Prints – Orion Nebulae with Scripture
11X14 Metal Print (Other sizes are available)
FREE SHIPPING in the USA!
As our new astronomical observatory gets up and running at full speed, a once-in-a- lifetime, world-class gift from a friend of the ministry, many people have asked us for copies of the images, captured with the specialty cameras that enable us to enjoy God’s magnificent Universe. After some experimentation, we’ve decided to go with metal prints which are more expensive than traditional paper prints, but require no expensive framing. These images now fill the walls of Mondo’s office and our conference room with more to come. Mondo spends many late nights scanning the heavens, identifying far away galaxies and capturing the images we see in these metal prints.
The first print is the colorful Orion Nebulae, approximately 1,500 hundred light years away from Earth. Here is NASA’s description.
This dramatic image from January 2006 offers a peek inside a cavern of roiling dust and gas where thousands of stars are forming. The image, taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope, represents the sharpest view ever taken of this region until this time, called the Orion Nebula. More than 3,000 stars of various sizes appear in this image. Some of them have never been seen in visible light. These stars reside in a dramatic dust-and-gas landscape of plateaus, mountains, and valleys that are reminiscent of the Grand Canyon.
The Orion Nebula is a picture book of star formation, from the massive, young stars that are shaping the nebula to the pillars of dense gas that may be the homes of budding stars. The bright central region is the home of the four heftiest stars in the nebula. The stars are called the Trapezium because they are arranged in a trapezoid pattern. Ultraviolet light unleashed by these stars is carving a cavity in the nebula and disrupting the growth of hundreds of smaller stars. Located near the Trapezium stars are stars still young enough to have disks of material encircling them. These disks are called protoplanetary disks or “proplyds” and are too small to see clearly in this image. The disks are the building blocks of solar systems.
The bright glow at upper left is from M43, a small region being shaped by a massive, young star’s ultraviolet light. Astronomers call the region a miniature Orion Nebula because only one star is sculpting the landscape. The Orion Nebula has four such stars. Next to M43 are dense, dark pillars of dust and gas that point toward the Trapezium. These pillars are resisting erosion from the Trapezium’s intense ultraviolet light. The glowing region on the right reveals arcs and bubbles formed when stellar winds – streams of charged particles ejected from the Trapezium stars – collide with material.
The faint red stars near the bottom are the myriad brown dwarfs that Hubble spied for the first time in the nebula in visible light. Sometimes called “failed stars,” brown dwarfs are cool objects that are too small to be ordinary stars because they cannot sustain nuclear fusion in their cores the way our Sun does. The dark red column, below, left, shows an illuminated edge of the cavity wall.
The Orion Nebula is 1,500 light-years away, the nearest star-forming region to Earth. Astronomers used 520 Hubble images, taken in five colors, to make this picture. They also added ground-based photos to fill out the nebula. The ACS mosaic covers approximately the apparent angular size of the full Moon.
Why are we scanning the heavens and photographing God’s Creation? Here’s a link to Mondo’s original article on the Psalm 19 Project. Since them it’s given us an opportunity to refute Flat Earth teachings, discuss the real meaning of the Firmament, and give all the glory to God. We’ve asked ourselves what purpose God had in creating these glorious images. Mondo’s response? God is just showing off! FYI, the Scripture verse, Psalms 19:1 appears on the final print.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.