The Milky Way, Large and Small Magellanic Clouds and bright star Canopus can be seen in this image taken at sunrise over East Java%u2019s Mount Bromo by photographer Justin Ng of Singapore. This image was released to SPACE.com on Sept. 10, 2013.
Stargazer Sergio Garcia Rill sent in a photo of a Perseid fireball captured early August 11, 2013, from the top of Mt. Locke in the Davis Mountains of west Texas. The Milky Way glows above, and below stands the the Harlan J. Smith telescope of the McDonald Observatory.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is renowned for its breathtaking images and this snapshot of NGC 634 is definitely that — the fine detail and exceptionally perfect spiral structure of the galaxy make it hard to believe that this is a real observation and not an artist’s impression or a screenshot taken straight from Star Wars. This spiral galaxy was discovered back in the nineteenth century by French astronomer Édouard Jean-Marie Stephan, but in 2008 it became a prime target for…
This infrared image, released by the ESO on Feb. 20, 2013, shows stellar nursery NGC 6357, also called the Lobster Nebula. The image, taken from ESO's VISTA telescope, reveals vast, glowing clouds of gas and dust surrounding hot young stars