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1/22/13

BEST SPACE IMAGES



As seen from space...

  EARTH THE BIG BLUE MARBLE




Spectacular photos of space can be captured more frequently these days due to the latest state of the art high powered telescopes and satellites that can now find fabulous images. Here are just a few of my favorites from 2012.





This is a composite of the discovered EXOPLANETS, the ones that could possibly be habitable. Now that's something to ponder. (More details in later posts)










SOLAR FLARES, big ones. We are having an increase in gigantic flare activity lately. Do we know why? (More on this subject in a later post)
















Here is the CARINA NEBULA. Great name for a beauty like this. 
Can you tell what is actually going on here? (A good topic for later discussion.)



QUADRANTID METEOR SHOWER as seen from Earth. Did anyone else catch this spectacular happening? 
Images like this can lead to great SF story ideas, don't you think? 






I'll leave you with this startling view of Hurricane SANDY as she rolled inland. What a storm that was, lest we ever forget. Enough said.









Special credit and thanks to NASA, Space.com and The Weather Channel without which I would have no photos and certainly not enough inspiration as a SFR author! 

Kaye

3 comments:

Amber Skyze said...

Incredible pictures as usual.

Kaye Manro said...

Thanks Amber. Good to see you.

Melisse Aires said...

I saw a meteor shower years ago when my kids were small. Would like to see another!