Boom

Here’s a picture of a supernova by what’s thought to be a white dwarf star, as taken by Chandra’s X-ray observatory (Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/R.Margutti et al):

m82_1

Sorry, that’s my thumb

Here’s the Sun being partially eclipsed by the Moon as taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (Credit: NASA):

304-171-blend_0

NGC 1433

Lazy. Picture (Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgements: D. Calzetti (UMass) and the LEGUS Team):

A galaxy with a glowing heart

Storm cell

This is a pretty impressive cloud (you can read about it more here; image credit: NASA / Stu Broce):

dsc_2303_0

The plane, the ER-2, that took the picture is pretty impressive also–the plane can fly as high as 70,000 feet and is the civilian version of the old U-2 (Credit: NASA/ Tony Landis):

510147main_ED10-0383-037_full_full

When galaxies attract

This was a spiral galaxy but has been distorted by a nearby galaxy (Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Kathy van Pelt):

potw1419a

Stars aborning

Below is the Flame nebula as a composite image from the Chandra and Spitzer telescopes. It shows that the stars at the edge of the nebula are older than the ones at the center (Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/K.Getman, E.Feigelson, M.Kuhn & the MYStIX team; Infrared:NASA/JPL-Caltech):

flame

Galaxies

Here’s what you get when you combine different takes on the same image (Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: Detlef Hartmann; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech):

proam

This is a combination of x-ray data from the Chandra telescope, infrared data from the Spitzer space telescope, and optical data from amateur astronomers Detlef Hartmann and Rolf Olsen–very nice everyone.

Previous Older Entries

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 146 other followers

%d bloggers like this: