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Tethys and Saturnian Rings

Tethys and Saturnian Rings

While browsing some images online I came across a site that reworks images from space and produces visually stunning and vibrate results. The integrity of the images remain. Take a look at this one. You can see more on wanderingspace.net

Enceladus – Cryovolcanism in Motion

Enceladus – Cryovolcanism in Motion

On Oct. 5, 2008, just after coming within 25 kilometers (15.6 miles) of the surface of Enceladus, NASA’s Cassini captured this stunning mosaic of this geologically active moon of Saturn. By active I mean that it experiences cryovolcanism, where water and other volatiles are the materials erupted instead of silicate rock. It is believed that [...]

Top 10 Images of 2009

Top 10 Images of 2009

Happy New Year, to remind you of just how amazing 2009 was I decided to post my favourite top 10 images. I'm overwhelmed with the number of new images generated by Astronomy each year. Here are my selection for 2009. It was a hard choice there was lots of choice! #1 Star Cluster R136 Bursts Out In the center of star-forming region 30 [...]

Orions Belt in gorgeous detail

Orions Belt in gorgeous detail

Explanation: Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, are the bright bluish stars from east to west (left to right) along the diagonal in this gorgeous cosmic vista. Otherwise known as the Belt of Orion, these three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much more massive than the Sun. They lie about 1,500 light-years away, born of Orion's well-studied [...]

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