Look at this: [Orion](http://imgur.com/4oChkmv) The 3 stars circled individually right near the Earth’s surface are Orion’s belt. Orion is a warrior constellation dude. In this picture he is upside down with most of his body not in view. Here is a complete illustration of
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This was posted a while back, along with a 200 MB HUGE version… Which I cropped and scaled down to use as a wallpaper on my Nexus 10. [Here](http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire/pr2007016a/warn/hires/true/) is the page where you can find the whole resolution available, in both JPEG and
This is not necessarily a composite image. One can get a picture like this with a 30 second exposure in a [dark sky location](http://www.jshine.net/astronomy/dark_sky/). This picture was taken in the southern hemisphere as those are the large and small Magellanic Clouds (galaxies) and [comet
This is the [Aurora Australis.](http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/transcoded/f/f0/Aurora_Australis.ogv/Aurora_Australis.ogv.360p.webm) *Video of the aurora australis taken by the crew of Expedition 28 on board the International Space Station, its sequence of shots was taken 17 September 2011 from 17:22:27 to 17:45:12 GMT, on an ascending pass from south of
Sort of. [You shoot through three different filters and use that data as red, green, and blue channels, combining the light just like our eyes do](http://i.imgur.com/n4pRDhb.png). Our eyes wouldn’t combine these narrow transitions (hydrogen alpha, Oxygen III, and Sulphur II) as we see in
I’d also like to know the answers to both of these questions. I’ll be doing some googling, and I’ll edit this comment if I find anything. EDIT 1: I apologize for using a mobile site, but I’m on my phone, [this](http://mobile.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/05/27/triple_conjunction_jupiter_venus_and_mercury_in_the_west.html) site sent me
i follow [Neil deGrasse Tyson](https://twitter.com/neiltyson) & [Dr. Bruce Betts](https://twitter.com/RandomSpaceFact) on twitter and they usually keep me posted 🙂
Well sure, it certainly looks like a regular old green tree, but Christmas trees have decorations! That’s why NGC1333 looks more like a Christmas tree than NGC2264.
Pretty sure that’s not an actual picture. How the hell would a camera be able to capture both city lights, clouds, AND the sun glinting off of the oceans? Why are the clouds the same brightness both on the day side of Earth and
I read [here](https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/display.cfm?News_ID=23355) that they have done calculations of Mercury’s gravitational field using the messenger spacecraft. The image is also found in the [wiki page](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MESSENGER#Launch_and_trajectory) along with more details. Once the messenger probe was in orbit around Mercury, they used ground based telescopes (using
It’s actually not that dark when the sun’s down. The milky way is pretty bright in the night sky. On day it’s washed out by the sun’s light, and at night by our artificial lightning. In space though, just turn your back to the
See the link in DougBolivar’s comment for info about the colors. Many–most?–astronomical images are shown with colors chosen by somebody to indicate whatever is of interest; this also causes what would be a fairly colorless image to be amazingly beautiful. As for what you
Aren’t these pictures not what you would actually see, so it is “rendered”, which isn’t a bad thing though. The telescopes which fetch these images have a sensor which gets light just in the form of how much light each pixel gets, making that
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I remember the feeling I had first time I have seen these pictures. I have never been more fascinated about a picture ever. Venus always seemed more mysterious to me, since it looks impenetrable. And these soviet missions are not know as much as
Can someone explain to me why they change colors? I know they don’t in this picture but sometimes they are. I know that it’s the magnetosphere deflecting solar winds but why does it make different colors?
[All of the post-iron elements are formed in supernova explosions themselves. So much energy is released during a supernova explosion that the freed energy and copious free neutrons streaming from the collapsing core drive massive fusion reactions, long past the formation of iron. Sure,
Spoken like a true atheist. You have all the qualifications of one, only difference between you and me is that when I don’t know something, reach a place where I can’t figure something out or can’t understand it I don’t say ‘god did it’.
Calar Alto in Spain, El Leoncito in Argentina (and several other parts of the Andes), Mt Hopkins in Arizona. The southern sky is particularly striking (as in OP’s pictures) because the galactic center region rises very high and you can see the magellanic clouds
I’m pretty sure you’re being facetious, but on the off chance you’re not, I hope it was a typo. To say nothing of other solar systems, we have proof that there was life on Mars from Curiosity. There are planets in other systems that
>his NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the cluster Westerlund 2 and its surroundings has been released to celebrate Hubble’s 25th year in orbit and a quarter of a century of new discoveries, stunning images and outstanding science. >The image’s central region, containing the
This one was taken by the [Cassini](http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/spacecraft/instruments.html) spacecraft when it was in the shadow of Saturn. Venus was coincidentally behind the rings. They are real photographs. How it’s done depends on the specific picture, but the objects not always look like you’d see if
Not really. First, taking this with a large aperture would be impossible as you would get bokeh on either the tree or the sky. So a smallish was likely used. Also sky tracking is not likely as the stationary tree would not be there.
>A giant of a moon appears before a giant of a planet undergoing seasonal changes in this natural color view of Titan and Saturn from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. >Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, measures 3,200 miles, or 5,150 kilometers, across and is larger than the