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Monday, September 15, 2014

Top Ten Favorite Space Pictures

I'm doing a "Top Ten" blog hop with some friends. All of our lists tie in to our books. Maria Hoagland posted a list of ten fun places to hide a love note.

Because I'm a space geek, which is one reason why I read and write science fiction, I'm going to post my top ten favorite space pictures. Check out my series, The Fall of the Altairan Empire, and get Nexus Point free with coupon code AA47G at Smashwords.

All pictures are from HubbleSite.org

1. The Monocerotis Light Echo - this is just gorgeous. I want to put it on my ceiling in my living room so I can lie on the floor and enjoy it whenever I want.
 Light Echo  Illuminates Dust Around Supergiant Star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon)
Source: Hubblesite.org

2. The Horsehead Nebula - an updated look with Hubble.
Hubble Sees a Horsehead of a Different Color
Source: Hubblesite.org

3. Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula - this always looks like a woman reaching for the stars to me.
Star-Birth Clouds in M16: Stellar  Eggs  Emerge from Molecular Cloud
Source: Hubblesite.org

4. Saturn - because Saturn is always cool.
Saturn from 1996 to 2000
Source: Hubblesite.org

5. Jupiter's Great Red Spot - I love the way the clouds swirl on Jupiter, like a painting. It's so beautiful to study.
http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire/pr2008027c/

6. Lagoon Nebula
Giant  Twisters  in the Lagoon Nebula
Source: Hubblesite.org

7. Hoag's Object - a ring Galaxy
Ring of Hot Blue Stars Pinwheels Around Yellow Nucleus of Hoag
Source: Hubblesite.org

8. The Bubble Nebula - not only is it pretty, but it's bubbles!
The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635)
Source: Hubblesite.org

9. Mystic Mountain - a newer picture showing gas and dust clouds in a Carina Nebula.
Hubble Captures View of
Source: Hubblesite.org

10. The Hubble Deep Field - click on the link and go read the site to get the picture and the story behind it. It's incredible.