Merope’s Reflection Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Leonardo Orazi
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Infrared telescopes show planet Jupiter is also equipped with as ring around its waist.
Source Flickr / ytoropin
Gulf of Mexico
With parts of two Russian spacecraft docked to the International Space Station in the foreground, this image from the orbital outpost shows the Gulf of Mexico and parts of Texas and Mexico. One of the Expedition 30 crew members took the photograph on Dec. 29, 2011. The two spacecraft are a Soyuz in the foreground, and a Progress, partially visible at top right.Source spaceflight.nasa.gov
- Camera: Nikon D3s
- • Aperture: f/5.6
- • Exposure: 1/2500th
- • Focal Length: 24mm
AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula
Credit & Copyright: Jorge Garcia
An Anomalous SETI Signal
Credit & Copyright: SETI League
No one knows for sure what caused this signal. There is a slight possibility that it just might originate from an extraterrestrial intelligence.
The bright colors on the blue background indicate that an anomalous signal was received here on Earth by a radio telescope involved in a Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). A search for these signals is ongoing by several groups including volunteer members of the SETI League. Time labels the vertical axis of the above plot, and frequency marks the horizontal axis.
Although this strong signal was never positively identified, astronomers have identified in it many attributes characteristic of a more mundane and ultimately terrestrial origin. In this case, a leading possibility is that the signal originates from an unusual modulation between a GPS satellite and an unidentified Earth-based source.
Many unusual signals from space remain unidentified. No signal has yet been strong enough or run long enough to be unambiguously identified as originating from an extraterrestrial intelligence.
One of our favorite photos from 2011: Colliding galaxies form exclamation point in space! The collision provides a model for how the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will merge billions of years from now.Source mothernaturenetwork
Image courtesy: SDO/NASA
Huge loops of plasma—superheated, charged gas—rise from an active region on the sun in a newly released picture from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Each loop is as tall as several Earths stacked on top of each other.
- Camera: Nikon D3s
- • Aperture: f/2.8
- • Exposure: 1/6400th
- • Focal Length: 16mm
NGC 1579: Trifid of the North
Credit & Copyright: Don Goldman
(via infinity-imagined)Source infinity-imagined
- Camera: Nikon D2xs
- • Aperture: f/5
- • Exposure: 1/500th
- • Focal Length: 12mm
NASA spacecraft detects ‘alien’ matter from beyond our solar system
The ‘interstellar material’ is the leftovers of older stars that have ended their lives in a supernova.
(via scinerds)Source mothernaturenetwork
NGC 2174: Stars Versus Mountains
Credit: ESA, Hubble, NASA
Mars by Rosetta
On February 24, 2007, the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft passed by Mars, the second of four planetary gravity-assist flybys on its long way to a 2014 rendezvous with comet Churyumov-Gerasimenkoy, getting close enough to take some very detailed pictures. That data wasn’t initially released by the mission leader, but they were finally made available late last year, including this frame-filling photo of Mars that Rosetta took as it approached the planet, using its main science camera, OSIRIS.Source planetary.org