11 02, 2017

Brilliant Star Death in “Rotten Egg” Nebula: NASA Image of the Day

By |2017-02-11T14:09:00+00:00February 11th, 2017|Science & Space|

Goodnight Miss Calabash Nebula, wherever you are! (If you get that joke, congratulations! You're old). So here is another example of the universe being beautiful in the throws of death. I mean, if you're a sun and you're gonna die it might as well be spectacular right? Also, this particular "star [...]

7 05, 2015

Celestial Fireworks: NASA Image of the Day

By |2016-11-03T10:46:41+00:00May 7th, 2015|Science & Space|

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch on April 24, 1990. To capture this image, Hubble’s near-infrared Wide [...]

10 03, 2015

Dusty Galaxy, Home to an Exploding Star: NASA Image of the Day

By |2016-11-03T10:49:13+00:00March 10th, 2015|Science & Space|

Fun fact: Dusty Galaxy was actually my stripper name back in the 70s. I kid of course, I had a completely different stripper name. Anyhoo...space. I absolutely love these images. Exploding stars from long ago and galaxies that look like a giant crack in reality, this just confirms two things [...]

10 02, 2015

Hubble’s View of the Polar Ring of Arp 230: NASA Image of the Day

By |2016-11-03T10:51:09+00:00February 10th, 2015|Science & Space|

Here we have a clear and distinct image of the Star Child on his way from Europa. No, that's silly. It's really the cosmic cocoon of Adam Warlock obviously. Anyone can see that. In reality it is Arp 230 a galaxy of strange shape and part of the "Atlas of [...]

12 01, 2015

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

By |2016-11-03T10:52:23+00:00January 12th, 2015|Science & Space|

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. [...]

16 12, 2014

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

By |2016-11-03T10:54:07+00:00December 16th, 2014|Science & Space|

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 [...]