Your Sunday Wow!

I found the incredible images below by following links in a couple of Universe Today posts. I’ve included links to their respective posts below each image.

Since it occurs to me that you might like a copy of this first image to use as wallpaper, as I did, I’ve set it up so that clicking on it will take you to the original Flickr page where you can download the size that best suits your needs:

Composite of 300 images of the sky during 45 minutes at sunset over Palmerston North, New Zealand. Credit and copyright: Manoj Kesavan.

Composite of 300 images of the sky during 45 minutes at sunset over Palmerston North, New Zealand. Credit and copyright: Manoj Kesavan.

Go to Astrophoto: Paint the Sky with Clouds for more.

I’ve done something a little different with this second image. Instead of taking you to the download page when you click on it, I’ve added that to the links below and made use of the really cool Zoom.it site, featured in Universe Today’s Zoom into the Moon with this Insanely High-Resolution Mosaic post, to provide you with what I think is one pretty spectacular visual experience:

The Horsehead Nebula is a cold, dark cloud of gas and dust, silhouetted against the bright nebula IC 434. The bright area at the top left edge is a young star still embedded in its nursery of gas and dust. Image Credit: NASA, NOAO, ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

The Horsehead Nebula is a cold, dark cloud of gas and dust, silhouetted against the bright nebula IC 434. The bright area at the top left edge is a young star still embedded in its nursery of gas and dust.
Image Credit: NASA, NOAO, ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Go to A New Look at the Horsehead Nebula for Hubble’s 23rd Anniversary for more.
Download your copy from Hubble Sees a Horsehead of a Different Color (04/19/2013).

Wow, I sure wish Zoom.it provided embed codes I could use here! 😀

I want ice water.

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8 thoughts on “Your Sunday Wow!

  1. Either I never realized or I had completely forgotten just how cratered the Moon’s surface is. It’s a wonder it didn’t just disintegrate under the pounding.

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    • Hell PT, if you believe the most widely accepted theory about the moon’s formation – that it coalesced out of the castoff from a collision between the primordial Earth and another Mars-sized planet – then it’s a near miracle that it exists at all! 😀

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