Tagged: space

Zeta Oph: Runaway Star

Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Spitzer Space TelescopeExplanation: Like a ship plowing through cosmic seas, runaway star Zeta Ophiuchi produces the arcing interstellar bow wave or bow shock seen in this stunning infrared portrait. In the false-color view, bluish Zeta Oph, a...

Doomed Star Eta Carinae

Image Credit: J. Morse (Arizona State U.), K. Davidson (U. Minnesota) et al., WFPC2, HST, NASAExplanation: Eta Carinae may be about to explode. But no one knows when – it may be next year, it may be one million years...

15 Surreal Satellite Images of Earth.

Aral Sea The Aral Sea, once the 4th largest lake in the world, continues to shrink and is now 10% of its original size. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently called the drying up...

Saturn’s Rings from the Dark Side

Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASAExplanation: What do Saturn’s rings look like from the dark side? From Earth, we usually see Saturn’s rings from the same side of the ring plane that the Sun illuminates them —...

Ancient Visitor

Copy Credit : John Goldsmith Giza – Egypt April 1997 The Moon and stars of Taurus (with the Pleiades) and Perseus accompany the spectacular view of Comet Hale-Bopp above the Great Pyramids of Giza...