Hubble’s Panoramic View of the Andromeda Galaxy: NASA Image of the Day

2016-11-03T10:52:23+00:00

This is gorgeous. Not much more to say about this other than that. Hubble is awesome. The largest NASA Hubble Space Telescope image ever assembled, this sweeping bird’s-eye view of a portion of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) is the sharpest large composite image ever taken of our galactic next-door neighbor. [...]

Hubble’s Panoramic View of the Andromeda Galaxy: NASA Image of the Day 2016-11-03T10:52:23+00:00

Hubble Sees an Ancient Globular Cluster: NASA Image of the Day

2016-11-03T10:52:34+00:00

Sometimes I think my life is an ancient globular cluster, but let's not get into that right now. This image is gorgeous and awe-inspiring and filled with wonder and unimaginable beauty. Of course the first thing I thought of is the opening of Doctor Who in the 1980s because that's [...]

Hubble Sees an Ancient Globular Cluster: NASA Image of the Day 2016-11-03T10:52:34+00:00

Holiday Lights on the Sun: NASA Image of the Day

2016-11-03T10:53:27+00:00

It's like a giant Christmas ornament in the sky! Not really. Still, pretty cool though. Be sure to watch the video at the bottom. Imagery of a Solar Flare The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 7:28 p.m. EST on Dec. 19, 2014. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which [...]

Holiday Lights on the Sun: NASA Image of the Day 2016-11-03T10:53:27+00:00

Hubble Sees Turquoise-Tinted Plumes in Large Magellanic Cloud:NASA Image of the Day

2016-11-03T10:54:07+00:00

The Hubble telescope, best invention ever. The brightly glowing plumes seen in this image are reminiscent of an underwater scene, with turquoise-tinted currents and nebulous strands reaching out into the surroundings. However, this is no ocean. This image actually shows part of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small nearby [...]

Hubble Sees Turquoise-Tinted Plumes in Large Magellanic Cloud:NASA Image of the Day 2016-11-03T10:54:07+00:00

Europa’s Stunning Surface: NASA Image of the Day

2016-11-03T10:54:36+00:00

Europa has been the focus of attention for the search for life outside the confines of Earth for quite a while. Simply read 2010: Odyssey Two for instance. Arthur C. Clarke was all over Europa way back in 1982. And, as Bill Nye explains below there are many reasons to [...]

Europa’s Stunning Surface: NASA Image of the Day 2016-11-03T10:54:36+00:00

Supercomputer Simulation of Magnetic Field Loops on the Sun: NASA IMAGE of the DAY

2016-11-03T10:54:46+00:00

This is a beautiful image. Nature makes wonderful art. And giant supercomputers. I think my favorite artist is nature filtered through a massive supercomputer. Not really. Still pretty cool though. Magnetic fields emerging from below the surface of the sun influence the solar wind—a stream of particles that blows continuously [...]

Supercomputer Simulation of Magnetic Field Loops on the Sun: NASA IMAGE of the DAY 2016-11-03T10:54:46+00:00

MSH 11-62 Supernova Remnant: NASA Image of the Day

2016-11-03T10:55:02+00:00

Another beautiful image courtesy of the folks at NASA. Also it reminds me of a rather underrated King Crimson album: Islands A long observation with Chandra of the supernova remnant MSH 11-62 reveals an irregular shell of hot gas, shown in red, surrounding an extended nebula of high energy X-rays, [...]

MSH 11-62 Supernova Remnant: NASA Image of the Day 2016-11-03T10:55:02+00:00
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