Thursday, March 31, 2005

Dust bunnies!

Dust just gets everywhere - NGC 1316, from Hubble

Wednesday, March 30, 2005


Beautiful and strange, a ring around a galaxy - NGC 4650A, from Hubble

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Not the center

This is how we knew Earth wasn't the center of the universe - Jupiter and its four largest moons

Monday, March 28, 2005

South Pole

A webcam from one of the most intriguing places on Earth - the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Never Enough

This planetary nebula is so spectacular, I never get tired of looking at it - NGC 2392, from Hubble

Saturday, March 26, 2005

This is why

People inclined to believe in conspiracies ask, "With Hubble, shouldn't there be images of the flag left on the Moon?" The answer is, "No." - the Moon, from Hubble

Friday, March 25, 2005


A tiny world seen in the ring-plane - Saturn's rings and moon Janus, from Cassini

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

View from Work

And my office doesn't even have a window - astronauts Grunsfeld and Linnehan with Hubble, from Columbia

Tuesday, March 22, 2005


Perspective on a different world - mountains on Io at sunset, from Galileo

Monday, March 21, 2005


Tumbling helplessly - Hyperion, from Cassini

Sunday, March 20, 2005


Possible past glacial activity - filled-in craters, from Mars Express

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Beyond Imagination

There are some objects out there that I would not have imagined - Hoag's Object, from Hubble

Friday, March 18, 2005


Something we don't have - Titan and Dione, from Cassini

Thursday, March 17, 2005


Fear, in color - Phobos, from Mars Express

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

So Much

It always amazes me how much can be learned from an image - Saturn's thin rings and two of its moons, from Cassini

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Dust Devils

Previously only seen from above - dust devils in Gusev Crater, from Spirit

Monday, March 14, 2005


For the same reason as the sky is blue - reflection nebulae and stars, the Pleiades, from Hubble

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Not so fiery

In myth, his breath formed the fires of Mt. Etna, but his is an icy world - Enceladus, from Cassini

Friday, March 11, 2005


I think that's what is so appealing about this image - roving on Mars, from Spirit


It is said that this place gets hit by more lightning strikes each year than anywhere else in the United States - nature's wrath at Kitt Peak National Observatory, by Adam Block

Thursday, March 10, 2005

A Dark Place

It is difficult to imagine such a dark place, able to obscure the brightness from around it. But those dark places exist - Barnard 68, from the VLT

Wednesday, March 09, 2005


Rich textures and a long history of activity - evidence of flooding on Mars, from Mars Express

Tuesday, March 08, 2005


Think these galaxies know of their impending doom? - the "Mice", from Hubble

Monday, March 07, 2005


Some call this the "Black Eye" galaxy - M64, from Hubble

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Moon over Seattle

Lots of science hidden in this one - Moon rising over Seattle

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Broken Heart

This dark nebula looks like a heart on its side - reflection nebula NGC 1999, from Hubble

Friday, March 04, 2005


Ice, dust, two kilometer tall cliffs - north polar region of Mars, from Mars Express

Thursday, March 03, 2005


Tidal forces will destroy this galaxy as it falls towards the center of the Fornax cluster - NGC 1427A, from Hubble

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Cold Beach

Dunes meet the polar cap - Mars, from Mars Global Surveyor

Tuesday, March 01, 2005


The Moon's shadow upon the Earth - solar eclipse, by Don Pettit from the ISS (2002)