Category: astronomy

Near-infrared view of the Pillars of Creation,…

Near-infrared view of the Pillars of Creation, aka the Eagle Nebula, M16, observed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2014.

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The Flying Bat Nebula in the constellation Cep…

The Flying Bat Nebula in the constellation Cepheus. (via)

Halloween in Space: Behold the spooktacular Wi…

Halloween in Space: Behold the spooktacular Witch Head Nebula, IC 2118, a reflection nebula in the Eridanus constellation, roughly 900 light-years from Earth. (via)

Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on…

Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on October 15, 2004.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Amazing views of Earth cap…

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Amazing views of Earth captured from the orbiting Apollo 7 spacecraft on October 15, 1968. (NASA/ASU)

Astrological calendar from Le Sphere du Monde,…

Astrological calendar from Le Sphere du Monde, 1549, by Oronce Fine.

Carl Sagan discusses water on ancient Mars. Sc…

Carl Sagan discusses water on ancient Mars. Scene from The Search Begins, a 1974 NASA film directed by Lester Novros, who worked on 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The Great Red Spot of Jupiter, observed by Voy…

The Great Red Spot of Jupiter, observed by Voyager 1 on March 4, 1979.

December 25, 2011 – An infrared view of Comet …

December 25, 2011 – An infrared view of Comet Lovejoy, photographed from the International Space Station. (NASA)