If you want to feel just how small you really are, you need only to look up and observe the grandeur of space. Considering the vastness and seeming endlessness of the universe, you will realize that we are just tiny specks of dust in this cosmos.
We live in a fascinatingly mysterious universe. These fantastic photos will literally take you out of this world!
1. Eagle Nebula
The Eagle Nebula is a column-like formation of interstellar dust and hydrogen gas and incubates new stars.
2. Tarantula Nebula
The Tarantula Nebula was found by the Hubble Space Telescope during Earth’s 100,000th orbit. Possibly triggered by a nearby supernova, this stellar nursery is a firestorm of raw celestial creation.
3. Wolf-Rayet Star
This massive bright blue star is lying on the center of a nebula. It almost has over 20 times the mass of our Sun.
4. Needle Galaxy
The magnificent Needle Galaxy is possibly similar to the spiral Milkyway Galaxy, but only viewed sideways from far away.
5. Thin Section of a Supernova
Taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, this thin section of a supernova is likely formed by a stellar explosion that happened thousands of years ago.
6. Saturn’s Moon Dione
This icy moon is a fascinating heavenly body. The picture was created through the combination of green, ultraviolet, and infrared images.
7. Earth’s Curvature
This image of Earth was captured above the northwestern African continent. Observable in the image is Earth’s curvature and atmosphere.
8. Spiral Galaxy M81
Located in the center of this amazing galaxy is a supermassive black hole that is around 70 million times larger than the Sun.
9. Helix Nebula
This cosmic starlet is notable for its eerie-looking resemblance to an eye. The vivid colors also add to the fascination.
10. Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex
Taken by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WIDE), this photo of the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex is such a magnificent view.
11. Glowing Stellar Nursery
The Glowing Stellar Nursery was discovered by the Spitzer Space Telescope, named after one of the most notable scientists of the 20th century, Dr. Lyman Spitzer, Jr.
12. Comet McNaught
Discovered in September 2009, this comet is only one of the 54 comets discovered by Robert McNaught.
13. “Martian Forest”
Looking like forests from afar, the “Martian Forest” is really just sand particles stuck together during a Martian Winter with frozen Carbon Dioxide covering them.
14. Saturn’s Rings
One of the most notable planets in our Solar System is Saturn because of its magnificent ring system.
15. Gas Sphere
The Gas Sphere is a giant gas bubble formed by a supernova.
These beautiful interstellar pictures show how mysterious and mystical our universe really is.
7 Strange Facts About The Planets In Our Solar System
Our solar system is really weird.
Earth truly is beautiful and strange but our home seems relatively harmless compared to the other planets in our solar system. After all, Uranus reportedly smells like rotten eggs due to the hydrogen sulfide in its atmosphere. However, this isn't the strangest thing you will find about our nearest neighbors.
We should be happy with how stable Earth is compared to other planets. Case in point, the dwarf planet Pluto is constantly losing tons of nitrogen from its atmosphere. This is because Pluto is too small to have enough gravity to keep its atmosphere and yet the tiny planet never runs out of nitrogen. Is there a hidden nitrogen factory under Pluto's surface? Scientists are hoping to find out soon.
In the meantime, here are seven strange facts about the other planets in our solar system....
Scientists Discover A New Shape Called The ‘Scutoid’
This newly-discovered form is hiding inside your body and it is called a scutoid.
Scientists have discovered an entirely new geometric shape that was previously unknown to humankind. In fact, this newly-discovered form is hiding inside your body, and it is called a scutoid.
The discovery occurred while they were studying epithelial cells, the building blocks of embryos that eventually form the linings of many organs including the skin. The researchers at The University of Seville and Seville Institute of Biomedicine (IBiS) explained that the new shape is like a “twisted prism.”
A brand new shape has been discovered beneath our skin cells, and it's called the scutoid
NASA Spots Earth-like Aurora Crown in Newly Discovered Planet
The first of its kind, this free-floating astronomical object was originally believed to be a failed star during it’s discovery.
NASA's explorations have always been a quest for planets other than Earth that can support life. In the course of many years, the agency uncovered many of the secrets held by the universe. One of which is the discovery of a rouge planet, about 20 light years away from Earth.
The first of its kind, this free-floating astronomical object was originally believed to be a failed star during it's discovery. Recent studies revealed that it is not a star, but a planet. This discovered planet is found to be 12 times bigger than Jupiter. It features an aurora crown and a magnetic field 200 times more than that of Jupiter.
The discovery inspires research about magnetic processes for stars and planets.