Night sky imaging a portion of the Milky Way Galaxy he Crux Constellation and Coalsack Dark Nebula can be seen near the bottom of the photograph. At the top of the photograph the Milky Way's galatic centre is captured in this view. Dave Young.
NASA's MESSENGER Satellite Captures Spectacular Color Mosaic of Mercury by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr ( I just have to say, we are so small in the grand scheme of things and so lucky to be a part of this world. I just would love for peace on Earth. And this picture is an amazing shot of what we have and what we have to lose.
Top 5 Habitable Alien Planets - once the students have an understanding of our planets, they can be introduced to the idea of possible life on other planets - not within our solar system. Opens up the idea that there are other planets and galaxies other than the milky way and life on other planets is possible.