Milky Way. Taken over the two small towns of Gerlach and Empire, Nevada. Stars of cluster, small yet enormous. Stars of cluster bright through darkness. Stars of cluster hidden and yet I can see your majesty and your wonder holds me still.
This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a ‘SKY PUNCH’. When people see these,they think it’s the end of the world. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds,then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloudcover.
Spinning through the skies: The cosmic ballet of the stars captured by an amateur photographer with a warm coat
Image reveals a pair of one-half light-year long interstellar 'twisters' - eerie funnels and twisted-rope structures - in the heart of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier which lies light-years away in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius.
Thought of this in my weird dream going into another galaxy underworld (pretty sure it was inspired by Stranger Things). I said in my dream a good idea for my birthday party could be a galaxy themed sleepover!
Picture of the Day: The Wispy Gas Clouds of a Supernova Remnant
Filigree and Shadow - Wispy tendrils of hot dust and gas glow brightly in this ultraviolet image of the Cygnus Loop Nebula, taken by NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The nebula lies about light-years away, and is a supernova remnant, left over from
The largest and farthest reservoir of water detected in the Universe. Equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the world's ocean! And it surrounds a black hole, called a quasar, more than 12 billion light-years away.