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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2014 at 4:11pm

Persistent Saturnian Auroras 
Image Credit: J. Clarke (Boston U.) & Z. Levay (STScI), ESANASA

Astronomy Picture of the Day

2014 June 22 
Comment by Lillie on May 16, 2013 at 7:53pm

The solar eruption is not as amazing as the fact they can take a picture like this of a solar eruption.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 9, 2013 at 12:38pm

NGC 3132: The Southern Ring Nebula

"It's the dim star, not the bright one, near the center of NGC 3132 that created this odd but beautiful planetary nebula. Nicknamed the Eight-Burst Nebula and the Southern Ring Nebula, the glowing gas originated in the outer layers of a star like our Sun. In this reprocessed color picture, the hot purplish pool of light seen surrounding this binary system is energized by the hot surface of the faint star. Although photographed to explore unusual symmetries, it's the asymmetries that help make this planetary nebula so intriguing. Neither the unusual shape of the surrounding cooler shell nor the structure and placements of the cool filamentary dust lanes running across NGC 3132 are well understood."

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 8, 2013 at 1:52am

A 3D View of the Veil Nebula - March 6, 2013

Finnish photographer J.P. Metsavainio has found a way to add the third dimension to his photography. "He developed an intriguing experimental technique to convert astrophotos into volumetric models of well-known nebulae, then use the models to create stunning 3D views of these objects."


Comment by Joan Denoo on September 21, 2012 at 8:52pm

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012

Thanks to Richard Lawrence for this splendid video. The images, the vastness of time and space, the wonder of the universe with all its diversity of colors, forms, textures, even in the sky; especially in the sky. When I see all of this and realize I am part of it all, that I have the opportunity to bear witness to such splendor, that even though small, I participate in its reality. 

Comment by Richard Lawrence on September 21, 2012 at 11:57am
Comment by Cane Kostovski on May 22, 2012 at 1:56am

Direct link to the weekly email archive of the Mon, May 21, 2012 email:

Comment by Cane Kostovski on May 22, 2012 at 1:53am

@ Joan : I subscribed to this newsletter (weekly email) and it was in the email from Mon, May 21, 2012

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2012 at 7:02pm


It is a cold and rainy day; your music fits the mood. Very nice. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2012 at 6:21pm

God, your "Magnifying the Universe" just sends goose bumps when I take the journey!. I love the concept of micro- to tele- scopic views. 

Where did you find the photo of Jupiter from that perspective? A great photo!


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