In our star formation group meeting this afternoon, one object that came up was the Polaris Flare. Up until now I’ve only heard of this object in passing, but it is going to be mapped by Herschel so I thought I’d take a closer look.
The image below shows how it looks in the far-infrared using
I'm Robert Simpson and I work at Google in London. I am the creator of <a href="http://dotastronomy.com">.Astronomy</a>. I am astrophysicist formerly of the <a href="http://zooniverse.org">Zooniverse</a> at the University of Oxford.