Top 1000 Space Pictures

ISS over the Southern Lights. Stunning.

just had a physics lecture about this today… there are charged particles emitted by the sun that enter the earths magnetic field and begin to spiral towards the poles. this motion is a helix that runs parallel to the magnetic field lines. when the

Space Man? By Scott McCook

Not necessarily. HDR processes would combine images with different exposures to neutralize differences in shadows and highlights. In this case, both the Milky Way and the foreground would be considered to be left shifted on the histogram. HDR requires data on the middle and

NGC 5189: An unusually complex planetary nebula

Planetary nebulas occur when low mass stars shed their outerlayer RELATIVELY calmly. They are considerably smaller, a few light years across or so. ~~Nebulas (Dark, Reflection and Emission) occur after super novae and hyper novae events from extremely massive stars and are much, much,

The Porpoise Galaxy from Hubble

I see a Narwhal. [Huffington thinks it looks like a penguin or a hummingbird.](http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/21/space-penguin-photo-hubble-arp-142_n_3478880.html) [Here’s an informative video about the colliding galaxies.](http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1311a/)

Hand of God

Hand of God, indeed. That spinning, bleeding pulsar would be located in [Destot’s Space](http://www.catholicplanet.com/MHT/space-of-Destot-line.gif). Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”

Spectacular reflections of the Aurora Borealis over the frozen waters of Flakstadøya island in the Lofoten archipelago

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The Milky Way from Pyrenes, France

This is not the entire thing. This is looking towards the center or “core” of the galaxy. The core has the highest density of stars (compared to looking out towards the edge), and thus we get this lovely light show if we look towards

one word…..AWESOME.

I used to live in Vero Beach, FL. It was close enough to see shuttle launches if the skies were clear. I saw the Challenger explode one early morning in my 5th grade class, we all watched the shuttle disintegrate while lined up outside

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship arrives at the International Space Station, September 23rd 2014. German astronaut Alexander Gerst used the space station’s robotic arm to grab the capsule with help from NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman

The Dragon capsule doesn’t burn up in the atmosphere ([it recovers under parachute in the Pacific ocean](http://i.imgur.com/KGSisXh.png)), so while it could be used for garbage disposal, it’s much more valuable to use it to return experiments/science safely back to Earth. In theory it could

NASA probe spies giant hurricane on Saturn

For the whole, 261000 miles, I agree it’s not that much, but the number is over 420000 KM. So to get under that, you need to mess up the conversion. I understand it doesn’t really mess up anything for this purpose, but how hard

Epic selfie from the ISS

It’s because of the size and how close you are to it. If you zoom in to a marble enough it’ll also look pretty much like it’s flat. Similarly, if you’re at ground level, the Earth’s curvature is very gradual and there’s so many

Up & away….

It’s not weird; thanks for doing so. It’s a bit hard to get the hang of, especially if you have a bad computer. The game requires a lot of power. The tutorials tell you how to do things, but at the end if it,

Cassini image of Saturn eclipsing the Sun

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/starsgalaxies/dotf-20061101.html Edit: Although it is a quote referencing a different picture, that taken by Voyager 1, this is a good time for my favorite Sagan quote… >From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s

The Milky Way as shot in Tasmania, Australia.

Cape Grim is in the northwest of Tas. They call it a “baseline monitoring station” because it provides the world’s baseline standard for clean air. Literally: the rest of the world defines “clean air” by what shows up at Cape Grim. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/climate/climate-outpost-of-cape-grim-a-breath-of-fresh-air-in-carbon-debate/story-e6frg6xf-1226296512907 Unsurprisingly, the

Pluto’s moon, Charon, at highest resolution yet and in color

Here’s some cool related stuff: * Here is the [**source**](http://www.nasa.gov/feature/pluto-s-big-moon-charon-reveals-a-colorful-and-violent-history), released earlier today * Here is an even higher-res [**close-up**](http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/nh-charon-detail-9-29-15.jpg) showing more detail across the center of the moon from end to end. * Although Charon here appears as bright as Pluto, this is