Spitzer’s Orion

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Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech Spitzer’s Orion  Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning about 40 light-years across the region, this infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope was constructed from data intended to monitor the brightness of the nebula’s young stars, many still surrounded by […] Read more»



Shadowed Moon and Mountain

Shadowed Moon

Image Credit: Norbert Span   Shadowed Moon and Mountain On July 16th the Moon celebrated the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 with a lunar eclipse visible from much of planet Earth. In this view part of the lunar disk is immersed in Earth’s dark, reddened umbral shadow. Near the maximum eclipse […] Read more»



Saturn Titan Rings and Haze

Saturn Rings Titan

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, JPL, SSI, Cassini Imaging Team Saturn, Titan, Rings, and Haze This is not a solar eclipse. Pictured here is a busy vista of moons and rings taken at Saturn. The large circular object in the centre of the image is Titan, the largest moon of Saturn and one of the most intriguing objects in the […] Read more»





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