NASA astronomy pictures of the day – 5

Heavy Black Hole Jets in 4U1630-47

Heavy Black Hole Jets in 4U1630-47

The Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism

The Eskimo Nebula from Hubble and Chandra

The Eskimo Nebula from Hubble and Chandra

Star Size Comparisons

Saturn Hurricane

Saturn Hurricane

Gravitational Tractor

Gravitational Tractor

Saturn from Above

Saturn from Above

M2-9: Wings of a Butterfly Nebula

M2-9: Wings of a Butterfly Nebula

Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars

Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars

Orion Launch 05.12.14

Orion Launch 05.12.14

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Image sources: 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th/9th/10th

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

    • Hi Kristin, that’s a very interesting point. As I spend so much time collecting and posting these images I ask myself why I am doing this – anyone can go to the NASA site and see them (plus many more) for themselves and I have no doubt the NASA website is very popular.

      I think these images (particularly one immediately after the other, in an unbroken sequence) have the potential to ‘cut us down to size’ but in a very positive and creative way. Their scale ‘cuts us down’ as a species (I think that is necessary) while their wonder and beauty draw us out, and above the petty. Phil

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