Have some space backgrounds! Resolution: 700x1050px (which should be large enough for most phones)
All images from NASA’s Hubble website (x) and edited by me
In the Scales of the Universe walkway in the Rose Center for Earth and Space, the Hayden Sphere serves as a scale of reference for exploring the relative sizes of objects and our place in space. For example, if the Hayden sphere - 26.5 meters (87 feet) in diameter - were the size of the Sun, then Jupiter would be 2.7 meters (9 feet) across, while earth would would be a mere 24 centimeters (9.5 inches) in diameter!
COSMOS: The Outtakes
NASA gave Dan Winters premiere access to its space program because he has photography down to a science.
Winters meticulously set up his cameras within 700 feet of the final launches of space shuttles Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour, which is no small feat given the massive vibrations caused by the spaceward bound blasts. He also got access to iconic space memorabilia such as Neil Armstrong’s lunar suit, pictured above.
See more images from his series “Last Launch” on KPCC’s AudioVision, and, if you’re in L.A., you can see his exhibit at the Fahey/Klein Gallery from July 11th - August 31st.
Solar mass ejection 2013/10/08 (09:12 UT)
[gif 1] mounted with 20 images (10:18 to 11:06 UT) with its evolution
[gif 2] same gif but in negalive light and no color.
Taken with Coronado SolarMaxII 90 and ASI120MM from Málaga, España - Jose Cabello
In the Heart of the Rosette Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Don Goldman
In the heart of the Rosette Nebula lies a bright open cluster of stars that lights up the nebula. The stars of NGC 2244 formed from the surrounding gas only a few million years ago. The above image taken in January using multiple exposures and very specific colors of Sulfur (shaded red), Hydrogen (green), and Oxygen (blue), captures the central region in tremendous detail. A hot wind of particles streams away from the cluster stars and contributes to an already complex menagerie of gas and dust filaments while slowly evacuating the cluster center. The Rosette Nebula’s center measures about 50 light-years across, lies about 4,500 light-years away, and is visible with binoculars towards the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros).