Monday, February 28, 2005

O Canada

Look, before it erodes away - Manicouagan impact crater in Canada, from the Space Shuttle Columbia

Sunday, February 27, 2005


Just like the rainbow in the sky - the spectrum of the Sun, from Nigel Sharp at NOAO

Saturday, February 26, 2005

The Sky is Falling

I must see this in person someday - aurora over Alaska

Friday, February 25, 2005


A familiar sight through an unfamiliar perspective - trailing stars of Orion, by David Malin

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Wednesday, February 23, 2005


Imagine a world illuminated only by starlight - Cerro Tololo, by Roger Smith

Tuesday, February 22, 2005


Clouds upon clouds, illuminated by a low Sun - Saturn, from Cassini

Monday, February 21, 2005


Released about one year ago, this is the deepest optical view of the universe - the Ultra Deep Field, from Hubble

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Mystery Moon

Nobody is certain how a tiny moon ends up looking like this - Miranda, from Voyager 2

Saturday, February 19, 2005

True colors

Darkness and light...all the shades in between - Rho Ophiuchus

Friday, February 18, 2005

Seventy-five years later

And this is still our best view - Pluto, from Hubble

Thursday, February 17, 2005


Looks like the Southwest, but it isn't - the center of Valles Marineris, from Mars Express

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Happy Anniversary

In honor of our day, a new image showing great beauty, dynamicism and unexpected discoveries - Saturn and its aurora, from Hubble

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


In honor of Greg's Nebula nomination, the most beautiful nebula I know - the Horsehead nebula

Monday, February 14, 2005


A sweet symbol of love - NGC 7129, from Spitzer

Sunday, February 13, 2005

The Hat

The classic edge-on spiral - the Sombrero galaxy, from Hubble

Saturday, February 12, 2005


Seen side-by-side, one will destroy the other - Neptune and its largest moon (and future ring) Triton, from Voyager 2

Friday, February 11, 2005

Must go

Feeding my obsession to go there - aurora over Iceland

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Almost gone

A larger impact would have destroyed this amazing moon - Mimas, from Cassini

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


Bright light, dark clouds, serenity - dust clouds in IC 2944, from Hubble

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

The Blues

I don't know that I will ever get enough of these images - Saturn and Mimas in "true" color, from Cassini

Monday, February 07, 2005


I've always wanted to visit cooler climes, but now I'm obsessed - volcano and aurora in Iceland

Sunday, February 06, 2005


Like sapphires and topaz on black velvet - M103, from KPNO

Saturday, February 05, 2005


Ultraviolet Sun, as it looks now - latest images from SOHO

Friday, February 04, 2005


Looking homeward, from Mars - Earth and its moon, from Mars Global Surveyor

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Echoes of light

A burst of light from a star reveals its environment - V838 Mon, from Hubble

Wednesday, February 02, 2005


It just doesn't get much more lovely than this - the Eagle Nebula, from Kitt Peak National Observatory (NOAO)

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The one that started it all

I saw this image as a child and couldn't believe the universe held such wonders - the Vela supernova remnant, by David Malin