Hubble's 20th anniversary image shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks. Wall Art, Mountains, Carina Nebula, Carina Mystic, Astronomy, Astronomi, Print, 20Th Anniversary, Mystic Mountain
NGC 6357: Cathedral to Massive Stars Image Credit: NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (IAA, Spain) Explanation: How massive can a normal star be? Estimates made from distance, brightness and standard solar models had given one star in the open cluster Pismis 24 over 200 times the mass of our Sun, nearly making it the record holder. Milkyway, Nebula, Sky, Diet, Star, Cloud, Cosmos, Sun, Galaxi
Cathedral Of Stars
The Red Spider Nebula: Huge waves are sculpted in this two-lobed nebula some 3000 light-years away in the constellation of Sagittarius. This warm planetary nebula harbours one of the hottest stars known and its powerful stellar winds generate waves 100 billion kilometres high. The waves are caused by supersonic shocks, formed when the local gas is compressed and heated in front of the rapidly expanding lobes.
This new Hubble telescope image comprises one of the largest mosaics ever assembled from Hubble photos and includes observations taken by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys released by NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore in celebration of Hubble's 22nd anniversary on April 17, 2012 Clouds, Galaxies, Univers, Nebulas, Stars, Space, Astronomi, Scienc, Tarantula Nebula
Hubble - Crab Nebula
Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud by chance has assumed this recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is some 1,500 light-years distant, embedded in the vast Orion cloud complex. About five light-years "tall", the dark cloud is cataloged as Barnard 33 and is visible only because its obscuring dust is silhouetted against the glowing red emission nebula IC 434. Stars are forming within the dark cloud. Contrasting blue reflection nebu Clouds, Horsehead Nebula, Horses, Univers, Nebulas, Stars, Cosmos, Space, Light
An aurora borealis seen from the International Space Station
Nebula - a massive interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases.
NASA's data shows that a 60-meter asteroid, spotted by Spanish stargazers in February, will whistle by Earth in 11 months. Its trajectory will bring it within a hair’s breadth of our planet, raising fears of a possible collision. The asteroid, known as DA14, will pass by our planet in February 2013 at a distance of under 27,000 km (16,700 miles). This is closer than the geosynchronous orbit of some satellites. Februari 2013, Planet, Hit Earth, News Stori, Wtf News, Danger Asteroid, Space, Scienc, Da14
NASA's data shows that a 60-meter asteroid, spotted by Spanish stargazers in February, will whistle by Earth in 11 months. Its trajectory will bring it within a hair’s breadth of our planet, raising fears of a possible collision. The asteroid, known as DA14, will pass by our planet in February 2013 at a distance of under 27,000 km (16,700 miles). This is closer than the geosynchronous orbit of some satellites.
sunrise at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point
Here is the picture of Saturn taken by the Hubble telescope in ultraviolet light. The glowing, swirling material at Saturn's poles is its auroral "curtains," rising more than a thousand miles above the cloud tops. Saturn's auroral displays are caused by an energetic wind from the Sun that sweeps over the planet, much like Earth's aurora, which is occasionally seen in the nighttime sky. The process that triggers these auroras is similar to the phenomenon that causes fluorescent lamps to glow. Planet
Hubble Provides Clear Images of Saturn's Aurora
NASA's Kepler mission finds odd planetary duo with the closest orbits between two planets ever confirmed.
View of Aurora Australis from space
More from the shores of the Mackenzie River in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories.photo by Dave Brosha