NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day today is a real beaut!
"Sunspot Loops in Ultraviolet"
"...even during off days the Sun's surface is a busy place. Shown in ultraviolet light, the relatively cool dark regions have temperatures of thousands of degrees Celsius." -NASA
Image Credit: TRACE Project, NASA
Stunning pic today featured on Universe Today's article:
"Astronomy Without A Telescope – Our Unlikely Solar System"
"A circumstellar disk of debris around a matured stellar system may indicate that Earth-like planets lie within - since such a disk results from the collisional grinding of rocky planetesimals." -Universe Today
Image Credit; NASA
Earth Snapshot just released a photograph of the Florida, the Bahamas and Cuba. Just look at the color of that water!
"Florida, the Bahamas and Cuba"
"The southern part of the Florida Peninsula, USA, can be seen in the upper left quadrant of this image. Lake Okeechobee appears as a dark blue, circular area near the east coast, while the Everglades are visible along the southwest coast." -Earth Snapshot
Click to embiggen. This is my current computer wallpaper. Truly stunning.
Image Credit: Chelys srl
Last but not least, over on Hubble's site:
"The magnificent starburst galaxy Messier 82"
"This mosaic image of the magnificent starburst galaxy, Messier 82 (M82) is the sharpest wide-angle view ever obtained of M82. It is a galaxy remarkable for its webs of shredded clouds and flame-like plumes of glowing hydrogen blasting out from its central regions where young stars are being born 10 times faster than they are inside in our Milky Way Galaxy." -NASA/ESA
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA). Acknowledgment: J. Gallagher (University of Wisconsin), M. Mountain (STScI) and P. Puxley (NSF)
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