Category: astronomy

“This X-ray nebula appears to look like a human hand. The ghostly shape comes courtesy of a pulsar star called PSR B1509-58 (B1509 for short) that is just 12 miles or 19 kilometers in diameter. The nebula itself is 150 light-years across. Image taken by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.” (Universe Today)

SPACE DEMON – The Veil Nebula looks like a planet-chomping mega-monster in this spooktacular view from Ken Crawford and Rancho Del Sol Observatory.

(NASA)

Where Galactic Snakes Live

Behold star-forming region DR 6. For this season, it’s a planet-consuming space ghoul.

(S. Carey (Caltech), JPL-Caltech, NASA)

The spooktacular Witch Head Nebula, IC 2118, a reflection nebula in the constellation Eridanus, roughly 900 light-years from Earth.

Lovely Neptune, observed by NASA’s Voyager 2 probe on August 17, 1989.

Glorious Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe on September 11, 2016.

How is your view?

James Dean at the Griffith Park Observatory in a publicity still for Rebel Without a Cause.

High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1.