Mysterious ‘magic island’ appears on Saturn’s moon
In addition to revealing island-like icebergs of methane, scientists are hoping the summer solstice on Titan will stir up tropical cyclones for observation.
A few days ago NASA and the European Space Agency released the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) 2014 - the latest in a series of deep space images (see the other three here) captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. This image is “among the most colorful deep space images ever captured”.
The first time I saw the Hubble UDF image was the closest thing to a religious experience I’ve ever had. Take a moment to realize what exactly you’re looking at. This image captures nearly 10,000 galaxies, each containing millions to billions of stars in a section of sky roughly the size of a postage stamp held at arm’s length. Scary to some, but I find solace in understanding my own insignificance.
The Antennae galaxies in collision
Globules in the Running Chicken Nebula
Illuminated Code from Space - Macrocosm and Microcosm by Haari Tesla
An experiment with images of space with tilt shift which resulted in nebulae, galaxies, and supernovae transformed into microorganisms.
Macrocosm and microcosm is an ancient Greek Neo-Platonic schema of seeing the same patterns reproduced in all levels of the cosmos, from the largest all the way down to the smallest scale.
In the heart of the Rosette Nebula lies a bright open cluster of stars that lights up the nebula. The stars of NGC 2244 formed from the surrounding gas only a few million years ago. The above image taken in January using multiple exposures and very specific colors of Sulfur (shaded red), Hydrogen (green), and Oxygen (blue), captures the central region in tremendous detail. A hot wind of particles streams away from the cluster stars and contributes to an already complex menagerie of gas and dust filaments while slowly evacuating the cluster center. The Rosette Nebula’s center measures about 50 light-years across, lies about 4,500 light-years away, and is visible with binoculars towards the constellation of the Unicorn