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Hubble's Most Mind Expanding Photos of the Universe. The just-turned-21 Hubble Space Telescope has spent its entire life taking photographs of such enormous, otherworldly things that words stop working.

Hubble's Most Mind Expanding Photos of the Universe

And the events in its photographs happened so long ago, notions of time stop working too. But don’t speak, and forget about the time. Here, in no particular order, are nine pretty big reminders that you are tiny, insignificant, and yet part of an awesome network of particles and forces that we’re only beginning to understand. Good thing we’ve had you Hubble, to help us think about this—and, of course, spruce up our computer desktop backgrounds. 1 — The Red Spider Nebula The powerful stellar winds of this nebula, located in the constellation of Sagittarius, generate waves 100 billion kilometers high.

Source. 2 — The Omega Nebula Here, a bubbly ocean of glowing hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur gas mingle in the extremely massive and luminous molecular nebula Messier 17. Source. 3 — The Pleiades Source. 4— Saturn Source. 5 — Two Spiral Galaxies. Earthlights2_dmsp_big.jpg (2400×1200) Incredible Space Pics from ISS by NASA astronaut Wheelock. Go Discovery!

Incredible Space Pics from ISS by NASA astronaut Wheelock

It was October 23, 2007 at 11:40am EST when I had my first ride to space on Discovery. She’s beautiful… just sad that this will be her last voyage. Looking forward to climbing aboard the flight deck when Discovery arrives at the Space Station in November. (9-23-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: Larry Tanner, NASA. Special thanks: Bethbeck’s blog On September 22, 2010, with the departure of the Expedition 23 crew, Colonel Douglas H. We thought that we should put some of the space photos together as a tribute to him and the whole ISS crew. The following space photos are all visible on Astro_Wheels’ twitpic account, and we are eternally grateful to him for sharing these space photos with the world.

Incredible Photos from Space: ‘Earthshine’… The Space Station basking in blue Earthshine as the rising sun pierces our razor-thin atmosphere to cover the Space Station with blue light. NASA astronaut Douglas H. 15 Mind-Blowing Featured Images by NASA. The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the United States’ largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe. They are also home to some of the most amazing images, visualizations and videos NASA has to offer! Please do yourself a favour and check out their incredible Flickr page which has thousands of images with wonderfully detailed descriptions.

Below is a collection of 15 mind-blowing featured images from NASA. Enjoy! 1. The STEREO (Ahead) spacecraft caught this spectacular eruptive prominence in extreme UV light as it blasted away from the Sun (Apr. 12-13, 2010). 2. This is a mosaic image, one of the largest ever taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebula, a six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star’s supernova explosion. The orange filaments are the tattered remains of the star and consist mostly of hydrogen. 3. 4. Systemesolaire2.jpg (30000×1000)