Beautiful Space Imagery

Here are some beautiful space photos and videos that have been posted on the Internet recently. Enjoy!

The Cigar Galaxy (M82).  The circle indicates the approximate location of a supernova that was discovered in January 2014.  Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Students at the University of London Observatory discovered a supernova on January 21, 2014.  The exploding star is located in the “Cigar Galaxy” (M82), in the Name A Star Live constellation Ursa Major, where the Big Dipper is.  The Cigar Galaxy is located approximately 12 million light-years from Earth, meaning that the star exploded 12 million years ago and we’re only now seeing the light from the supernova.

Click here for a NASA article that shows the Cigar Galaxy both before, and after, the supernova.


This is a beautiful, time lapse video by photographer Randy Halverson showing the night sky over South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah during 2013!


This video — “Sixth Element” by Level 4 — shows the Northern Lights from Norway as viewed in late 2013.

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