Update 5/21/10- I’m going to reorganize this page and bring in some newer pictures but it will happen on a day when I have time. This is not foreseen in the near future but keep watching. It will happen.
I’ve decided to make this page a collection of space pictures from many sources. Some are from space telescopes (like Hubble or Spitzer), some from earth based telescopes, like some are from probes (like Cassini or the ESA Mars Orbiter). Where possible I’ve included some info but many of the pictures I collected have their origin in the deep past and I’ve forgotten where they were from. In some cases the images are composites of Hubble, Spitzer and other sources showing material and?or energy not visible to the human eye.
Most of these pictures should be clicked for the full size version.
First some Hubble shots
The 10th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s Hubble Heritage Project is being celebrated with a ‘landscape’ image from the cosmos. Cutting across a nearby star-forming region are the “hills and valleys” of gas and dust displayed in intricate detail. Set amid a backdrop of soft, glowing blue light are wispy tendrils of gas as well as dark trunks of dust that are light-years in height.
8.5 billion years away
Sirius A & B
Visible to x-ray and back
X-ray & IR
Black-hole in NGC 7052
Brown Dwarf candidates
Here’s to Hubble!
More Hubble later-
Now some Cassini-Huygens-
Saturn hurricane- animated:
More Cassini later-
Chandra and/or Spitzer-
Enough Chandra/ Spitzer for today-
This needs a small “Sol Section-
As seen from Mir-
Hey- give me some lemon with my corona
Non-eclipse corona image-
(click below pic if it isn’t animated)
Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars
Earthgrazer: fireball passes through atmosphere-
Thors Helmet and other planetary nebula:
(remember to click for full size, okay?)
Tycho- Chandra pic, big:
Why is this called the Seagull Nebula?
Why, it’s full of galaxies!
Oops! How did that get in here??
Martian Dunes, Opportunity shadow- way cool:
Martian mud volcano:
Something from the orbiting new solar observatory-
More pictures later.