On Thursday, Nadine shared a DVD with us by Louie Giglio – Indescribable. Cool, cool stuff about our truly INDESCRIBABLE GOD! Anyhow, it got me to poking around the NASA website today where I found their Photo-of-the-Day archives. Just wanted to share a couple I found particularly lovely. The text from here on down in this post is from NASA.gov.
Andromeda in UltravioletIn a break from its usual task of searching for distant cosmic explosions, NASA’s Swift satellite acquired the highest-resolution view of a neighboring spiral galaxy ever attained in the ultraviolet. The galaxy, known as M31 in the constellation Andromeda, is the largest and closest spiral galaxy to our own. This mosaic of M31 merges 330 individual images taken by Swift’s Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope. The image shows a region 200,000 light-years wide and 100,000 light-years high (100 arcminutes by 50 arcminutes).
Image Credit: NASA/Swift/Stefan Immler (GSFC) and Erin Grand (UMCP)
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope snapped this panoramic view of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of a giant star cluster. This is one of the first images taken by the new Wide Field Camera 3 that was installed aboard Hubble in May 2009 during Servicing Mission 4, which can snap sharp images over a broad range of wavelengths.
Image Credit: NASA