Wonderful and Inspiring Astronomy Photos

By on Nov 3, 2012 in Pictures | 0 comments

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Here are some great inspiring astronomy photos you should not miss. Head on over to our friends at Space.com for their awesome photo gallery. There are probably TONS of photos that inspire me everyday but here are just a few that keep the fire burning within. You must be humble when approaching our knowledge to the universe. Astronomy is truly a character building experience as once said by Carl Sagan.


NGC 4216 a beautiful galaxy that you can see edge on. This is located 40 million light years away and has been known to be five times more populous than our own.

M64 is one a recognizable galaxy for amateur astronomers as it looks great through a small  telescope. This is often nick named as the “Black Eye” or “Evil Eye”. It’s also a peculiar galaxy because at first it looks like a normal pinwheel galaxy and everything is moving in the same direction but in fact when looked closely in detail the interstellar in the outer regions are actually rotating the opposite way.

Another galaxy that was born caused by colliding galaxies. This beautiful galaxy is known as the Antennae galaxy. NASA describes this galaxy here.

“The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light-years from Earth, are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold and brown), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red).”


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