Photo: 30 Mind-Blowing Space Photos from 2012

A long filament erupted on the sun on Aug. 31, 2012. The filament of solar material had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, and erupted into space, creating a coronal mass ejection, or CME. The flare traveled at an astonishing 900 miles per second, and connected with Earth’s magnetic environment, causing aurora to appear on the night of Sept. 3.
A long filament erupted on the sun on Aug. 31, 2012. The filament of solar material had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, and erupted into space, creating a coronal mass ejection, or CME. The flare traveled at an astonishing 900 miles per second, and connected with Earth’s magnetic environment, causing aurora to appear on the night of Sept. 3.

30 Mind-Blowing Space A brilliant shot of Venus crossing the sun. Hinode spacecraft captured the image on June 6.

A brilliant shot of Venus crossing the sun. Hinode spacecraft captured the image on June 6.
ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured the most detailed infrared image of the <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'><figcaption class=Carina Nebula stellar nursery this February. This cloud of glowing gas is about 7,500 light years from Earth and includes several of the brightest and heaviest stars known.” src=”http://www.etupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Photo-30-Mind-Blowing-Space-Photos-from-2012-04.jpg” width=”660″ height=”424″ /> Carina Nebula stellar nursery this February. This cloud of glowing gas is about 7,500 light This stunning photo shows the moon and Earth’s atmosphere as seen from the International Space Station.
This stunning photo shows the moon and Earth’s atmosphere as seen from the International Space Station.
This image shows a part of a vast dark cloud of interstellar dust called the <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'><figcaption class=Pipe Nebula. The Pipe Nebula is a dark nebula consisting of clouds of interstellar dust so thick it can block out the light from the stars beyond. The Pipe Nebula appears silhouetted against the rich star clouds close to the centre of the Milky Way in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer).” src=”http://www.etupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Photo-30-Mind-Blowing-Space-Photos-from-2012-30.jpg” width=”660″ height=”424″ /> This image shows a part of a vast dark cloud of interstellar dust called the Pipe Nebula. The Pipe Nebula is a dark nebula consisting of clouds of interstellar dust so thick it can block out the light from the stars beyond. The Pipe Nebula appears silhouetted against the rich star clouds close to the centre of the A long filament erupted on the sun on Aug. 31, <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'><figcaption class=2012. The filament of solar material had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, and erupted into space, creating a coronal mass ejection, or CME. The flare traveled at an astonishing 900 miles per second, and connected with Earth’s magnetic environment, causing aurora to appear on the night of Sept. 3.” src=”http://www.etupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Photo-30-Mind-Blowing-Space-Photos-from-2012-01.jpg” width=”660″ height=”423″ /> A long filament erupted on the sun on Aug. 31, 012. The filament of solar material had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, and erupted into The NASA/ESA <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'><figcaption class=Hubble Space Telescope captured this colorful view of the center of globular cluster NGC 6362 and released the image on Nov. 2. Globular clusters are some of the oldest structures in the universe, and the stars in NCG 6362 are around 10 billion years old.” src=”http://www.etupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Photo-30-Mind-Blowing-Space-Photos-from-2012-02.jpg” width=”660″ height=”424″ /> The NGC 6362 and released the image on Nov. 2. Globular clusters are some of the oldest structures in the universe, and the stars in NCG 6362 are around 10 billion Located 650 light <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'><figcaption class=years from Earth, the Helix nebula is the cosmic remains of a dying star. In this combined image released Oct. 3 from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, the star’s dusty outer layers glow from ultraviolet radiation being pumped out by its stellar core.” src=”http://www.etupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Photo-30-Mind-Blowing-Space-Photos-from-2012-06.jpg” width=”660″ height=”424″ /> Located 650 light This image depicts the unilluminated side of Saturn’s rings and was taken in green light with NASA’s <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'><figcaption class=Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Aug. 19, 2012. The view was captured at a distance of approximately 1.5 million miles from Saturn.” src=”http://www.etupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Photo-30-Mind-Blowing-Space-Photos-from-2012-07.jpg” width=”660″ height=”424″ /> This image depicts the unilluminated side of The ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile captured this image of a bright feather-like cloud of glowing gas. Called the Pencil Nebula, this streak of vibrant red and blue is part of a ring of wreckage resulting from a supernova explosion that occurred 11,000 <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'><figcaption class=years ago.” src=”http://www.etupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Photo-30-Mind-Blowing-Space-Photos-from-2012-08.jpg” width=”660″ height=”423″ /> The On Aug. 27, <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'><figcaption class=NASA released a high-resolution shot of the dark dunes and layered rock at the base of Mars’ Mount Sharp, Curiosity’s eventual destination. The image, which was taken on Aug. 23, looks south-southwest from the rover’s landing site. The top ridge of the distant mountain is about 10 miles from the rover.” src=”http://www.etupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Photo-30-Mind-Blowing-Space-Photos-from-2012-11.jpg” width=”660″ height=”423″ /> On Aug. 27, This view of the Thor’s Helmut Nebula, also known as <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'><figcaption class=NGC 2359, was captured on Oct. 5. The helmet-shaped nebula is around 15,000 light-years away from Earth.” src=”http://www.etupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Photo-30-Mind-Blowing-Space-Photos-from-2012-10.jpg” width=”660″ height=”424″ /> This view of the Thor’s Helmut Nebula, also known as NGC 2359, was captured on Oct. 5. The helmet-shaped nebula is around 15,000 light-NASA’s <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'><figcaption class=Curiosity rover this fall used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture dozens of high-resolution images that were combined into self-portrait images of the rover.” src=”http://www.etupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Photo-30-Mind-Blowing-Space-Photos-from-2012-09.jpg” width=”660″ height=”424″ /> This composite uses a number of images of the Earth’s surface taken by instruments onboard the Suomi NPP satellite on Jan. 4, creating an image similar to the famed “Blue Marble.”
This composite uses a number of images of the Earth’s surface taken by instruments onboard the Suomi NPP satellite on Jan. 4, creating an image similar to the famed “Blue Marble.”
The crew aboard the International Space Station captured this extraordinary nighttime image from <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'><figcaption class=space while overlooking Moscow on March 28. The image captures the hazy green of the aurora borealis and the shining light of daybreak on the Earth’s horizon.” src=”http://www.etupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Photo-30-Mind-Blowing-Space-Photos-from-2012-13.jpg” width=”660″ height=”423″ /> The crew aboard the International Space Station captured this extraordinary nighttime image from This cosmic skyrocket is actually a geyser of hot gas from a newborn star that splashes against and ricochets off a cloud core composed of molecular hydrogen. Known as Herbig-Haro 110 and spotted in the constellation Orion, the geyser is located some 1,300 light <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'><figcaption class=years from Earth. Hubble Space Telescope captured the image and NASA released it July 3.” src=”http://www.etupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Photo-30-Mind-Blowing-Space-Photos-from-2012-14.jpg” width=”660″ height=”424″ /> This cosmic skyrocket is actually a geyser of hot gas from a newborn star that splashes against and ricochets off a cloud core composed of molecular hydrogen. Known as Herbig-Haro 110 and spotted in the constellation Orion, the geyser is located some 1,300 light
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