Monday, February 20, 2017

astro picture(s) of the day




Image Credit & Copyright: Ivan Eder

This picture has Cygnus X-1 - the first black hole discovered, in the 1970s. The blue bow shock is from the black hole's affect on the surrounding nebula.


Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, MAST; Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt


Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, SwRI, MSSS; Processing: Damian Peach

another great new picture of Jupiter from the Juno spacecraft


Image Credit: ESO, VLT Survey Telescope


Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; Reprocessing & Copyright: Raul Villaverde


Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; Reprocessing & Copyright: Raul Villaverde




Image Credit - NASA/ New Horizons

Image Credit - ALMA observatory - , ,


Image Credit - ALMA, , ,


A Dark Winter Sky over Monfragüe National Park in Spain
Image Credit & Copyright: José Luis Quiñones (Entre Encinas y Estrellas)

and for the craziest astronomical discovery possible, a moon of Saturn!


I shit you not!




Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; Reprocessing & Copyright: Jesús M.Vargas & Maritxu Poyal


UGC 12591: The Fastest Rotating Galaxy Known
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble


Image Credit & Copyright: Alyn Wallace Photography

One of the best Aurora pictures I've seen.



Credit:
NASA, ESA/Hubble . . . i'm not sure that these images are zoomable enough for my readers actually.  One should go to at least one source of my astro pictures - ESA/NASA Hubble Space Telescope and click some of the downloads on the right hand side.  Zoom up pretty close -just before you see pixels and roam around.  There's also a zoom movie at this link - > New Hubble image of Kleinmann-Low Nebula

Note further that the ESA/NASA Hubble Space Telescope webpage names this Kleinmann-Low Nebula, and not just Orion nebula.  The Orion Nebula has this Kleinman-Low part, and the Horseshoe nebula at another part.  You can see this viewing the zoom in movie at the link above.






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