Mostly Mute Monday: The Cat’s-Eye Nebula (Synopsis)

“I lie on the floor, washed by nothing and hanging on. I cry at night. I am afraid of hearing voices, or a voice. I have come to the edge, of the land. I could get pushed over.” –Margaret Atwood

We had a great run with Messier Monday, followed by a fun mini-series on Mini-Movie Monday, but now it’s time to shake things up.

Image credit: Nordic Optical Telescope and Romano Corradi (Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Spain), via http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0414b/.
Image credit: Nordic Optical Telescope and Romano Corradi (Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Spain), via http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0414b/.

Starting today, I present to you a new, ongoing series: Mostly Mute Monday. The rules are as follows:

  • I pick one object or phenomenon to focus on.
  • The story is told entirely in visuals: images and/or silent videos. (Credits do not count.)
  • The visuals showcase as much information about the object(s) as possible.
  • At the end, I have a maximum of 200 words to explain what we’ve seen.
Image credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), via http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_211.html.
Image credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), via http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_211.html.

Come enjoy the very first one — on the Cat’s Eye Nebula — over on Medium.