Monday, January 31, 2005

Sunlight and Shadow

Sunlight filters through the rings, casting shadows upon the cloudtops with Mimas watching it all - Saturn, from Cassini

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Spot on the Sun

Last June, an event occurred which no one living had witnessed before - Venus, transiting the Sun

Saturday, January 29, 2005


Remnant of the glorious death throes of a massive star - work by Ravi on Kepler's Supernova Remnant, from Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra

Friday, January 28, 2005

Expanding in Space

Stellar winds, dense clouds, hot gas: work on the Bubble by Bemo - NGC 7635, from Hubble

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Happy Birthday

Complicated, mysterious, ever-changing, beautiful - for Greg, Saturn from Cassini

Monday, January 24, 2005


It's all a matter of perspective - airplane and sunspot, posted on - January 17, 2005

Sunday, January 23, 2005


Formed by wind - sand dunes of Mars, from Mars Global Surveyor

Saturday, January 22, 2005


And still a mystery - Eta Carinae, from the Hubble Space Telescope

Friday, January 21, 2005

Just like we imagined

Channels, springs, volcanoes...the possiblities are endless - Titan, from Huygens

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Unmatched halves

Craters, shades, and ridges - Iapetus, from Cassini

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Ladder leading to?

Rung-like structures in a planetary nebula - the Red Rectangle, from the Hubble Space Telescope

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Our Fate?

A planetary nebula surrounding a white dwarf - NGC 2440, from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Jewels on velvet

I've always thought that open clusters look like gems scattered on deep dark velvet - NGC 346 from Hubble Space Telescope.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

A new view

We've been waiting for this for years - Titan, from Huygens.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Is it what it looks like?

This may well be an image of an iron meteorite on Mars. (From Opportunity, in Meridiani Planum)