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):


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):


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):


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):


When galaxies attract

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


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):



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):


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.

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