Saturday, April 03, 2010

Amazing Universe

Sombero Galaxy - 28 million lightyears from Earth.
800 billion suns and 50,000 lightyears across.

Cone Nebula - 2.5 lightyears in length.
(like taking 23 million trips to the moon)

Looks like a painting, doesn't it?
Small region of the Swan Nebula
5,500 lightyears away
bubbling ocean of hydrogen,

Swirling cores of two galaxies merging in Canus Major constellation.

We live in an amazing universe.


clew said...

Hi Clover! I was just looking in on the Scheherazade Project for the first time in a million years ... still nothing happening there so I started looking through its blogroll just for fun ... and ended up here ...

These pictures are AMAZING! I love them. Absolutely beautiful. :)

Glad to see you're still blogging. See ya around!

Anna Banks said...

These are some of my favorite pictures of space. Its vastness is too great comprehend. Did you know the sun is one million times the size of earth? ONE MILLION earths could fit in the sun! And as stars go, the sun is tiny. Thanks for posting these pictures.

Clover Autrey said...

Thanks, guys. I know, these pictures are astonishing. They almost look like artwork. Well, I guess they are--just on a large scale.