NASA astronomy pictures of the day – 2

Dunhuang Star Atlas, the oldest complete star atlas known, dating from 649-684, discovered at  the Silk Road town of Dunhuang in 1907

Dunhuang Star Atlas, the oldest complete star atlas known, dating from 649-684, discovered at the Silk Road town of Dunhuang in 1907

SDO: The Extreme Ultraviolet Sun

SDO: The Extreme Ultraviolet Sun

The Cat’s Eye Nebula from Hubble

The Cat’s Eye Nebula from Hubble

SN 1006 Supernova Remnant

SN 1006 Supernova Remnant

M83: The Thousand-Ruby Galaxy

M83: The Thousand-Ruby Galaxy

Dust and the Helix Nebula

Dust and the Helix Nebula

A Spectre in the Eastern Veil

A Spectre in the Eastern Veil

Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturn’s Enceladus

Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturn’s Enceladus

 The Seahorse of the Large Magellanic Cloud

The Seahorse of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Ash and Lightning Above an Icelandic Volcano

Ash and Lightning Above an Icelandic Volcano

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5 thoughts on “NASA astronomy pictures of the day – 2

    • Hi Kristin, thanks for your comment. There’s a lot more where these came from. And I keep on thinking of how they bear on our species’ place in the universe – what they say about us. Imagine if we (as I believe we will) make contact with another ‘advanced’ form of life – possibly far more ‘advanced’ (that shouldn’t be too difficult). I saw one video on the universe which ended ‘You-are-not-the-centre-of-the-universe’. Excellent sentiments. Phil

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  1. They look so beautiful and calm, i especially have always admired the Seahorse, but everytime i look at these I wonder, what is it that lies in their depth and behind that silence? I hope we’re able to make it there someday and know what effect they bear on our being!

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