Space

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.

-Rick

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.

Quasar

8.5 billion years away

Sirius A & B

Andromeda series

Visible to x-ray and back

X-ray & IR

Black-hole in NGC 7052

Brown Dwarf candidates

Cats-eye nebula

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-

Eclipses:

As seen from Mir-

Hey- give me some lemon with my corona

Non-eclipse corona image-

Miscellany:

hubble-peekaboo_ganymede20071

(click below pic if it isn’t animated)

its-a-moon

tarantula_neb-xray

m81_1920catseye_1920-xraycrab_1920-xray

darkenergy_1920-abel85

m101-xraywhirl-ir

Planetary Nebula NGC 2818

Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars

moonmercuryjupitermars

Earthgrazer: fireball passes through atmosphere-

earthgrazer_ansmet

bencooperkeplerstreak

europa_galileo_big

Thors Helmet and other planetary nebula:

(remember to click for full size, okay?)

thor4andreo

lulin_tec_42

Tycho- Chandra pic, big:

tycho_chandra_big

m46n2438

Why is this called the Seagull Nebula?

seagullneb

tarantula2_hst_big

Why, it’s full of galaxies!

m39_noao_big

M101

m101_block_big-1

aprmoon_tanga

Oops! How did that get in here??

forbiddenplanet

Martian Dunes, Opportunity shadow- way cool:

dunes-mars_opportunity_big2

orcus_gemini_big

saturn-cool-ring-shadows

Martian mud volcano:

mudvolcano_hirise_big

arp274_hst_big

chandra_pulsar_hand

screen-coprateschasma-themis

ganymede-shrugged

Something from the orbiting new solar observatory-

More pictures later.

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2 responses to “Space

  1. Amazing… Great collection! 🙂

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