THE CORE OF OUR GALAXY, seen in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Blue light is from stars, green light is from polycyclic carbon molecules, yellow and red light is from the thermal glow of warm dust. This image spans approximately 1000 light years by 1600 light years. The galactic core is 26,000 light years away.
THE 2012 TRANSIT OF VENUS... AND THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE This transit of the HST (Hubble Space Telescope) was taken from Queensland, Australia, simultaneously with the 2012 transit of Venus on June 6th, at 01:42:25 UTC. Thanks to the continuous shooting mode of the Nikon D4 DSLR running at 10 fps, 9 images of the HST were recorded during its 0.9s transit (1/8000s, 100 iso, raw mode). Turbulence was moderate to high.