Best space pictures for June 2012
• The best space pictures for June 2012
It focuses on the most interesting pictures of the distant and not very much space in June 2012.
The Orion Nebula, located at a distance of 1600 light years. What is the area around the birth of new stars? The Orion nebula is dust, which can be seen in this photo. It is opaque to visible light and creates the cold upper atmosphere of massive stars.
The computer model of Mars. Left - Mount Olympus. It is an extinct volcano and the highest mountain in the solar system 26.2 km height. The atmospheric pressure at the top of Olympus is only 2% of the pressure characteristic of the average level of the surface of Mars. For comparison, the height of Mount Everest is 8.8 km, and the pressure on the top of Mount Everest is 25% of the index at the level of the sea.
June 19 on Japan on the main island of Honshu, the country hit a powerful typhoon "Guchol". The pressure in the center of a typhoon reached 990 hectopascals and the wind speed was 180 km / h. 130,000 people were evacuated, 35 were injured. This is a picture of the approaching typhoon "Guchol" from space, June 18, 2012.
The picturesque passage of Venus across the solar disk. It was 8 years ago, June 8, 2004 and became one of the most exciting astronomical events of the last time that attracted a huge number of photographers.
And this is the transit of Venus across the disk of the Sun in 2012, we have observed on 6 June. Since the invention of the telescope only 8 such passages Venus was observed in 1608 year. Next will be in 2117.
These pieces were much greater than those that can be found under the bed, and they are a bit further: in 5900 light-years away in the constellation Centaurus. This interstellar dust clouds, surrounded by glowing hydrogen. They are so huge that they could be born a star.
A globular cluster M13 in Hercules - one of the brightest globular star clusters in the northern sky, located away from us at a distance of 25,000 light years. A lot or a little? For comparison, the nearest star to the Sun is removed from us by only 4 light-years away. The dimensions of this globular cluster - 150 light-years.
Ring Nebula WR 134. The picture shows the area the size of the full Moon within the constellation of Cygnus. In the center - a bright star WR 134, located at a distance of 6000 light years. It belongs to a class of massive Wolf-Rayet star, with incredible speed burn the remains of nuclear fuel in its bosom. The photograph can be seen, as well interstellar cloud of gas and dust.
Flowering of sea water in the Black Sea, June 3, 2012. The photo was taken from the Terra satellite.
Spiral Galaxy M65 (above) and M66. This pair has a similar size to our own Milky Way Galaxy and removed from us at a distance of about 100,000 light-years. Take a look at the galaxy M66 (bottom): the red areas - a glow of hydrogen gas where new stars are born, and the blue field - young star clusters.
The Rosette Nebula in the constellation of the Unicorn - one of the most famous nebulae in the sky, resembling a beautiful flower. Located at a distance of about 5000 light-years away.
Sombrero Galaxy. This floating ring is a beautiful part of the Sombrero galaxy, having dimensions of about 50 thousand light-years away from us at 28 million light years.
American astronauts to the Lunokhod on the Moon in 1972. As of 2012, the mission remains the last manned flight to the moon, and the last landing of humans on its surface.
Simeiz 188: stars and stardust. When new stars are born, there is a "starry pandemonium" and a riot of colors. A typical example - a colorful formation of stars in the region Simeiz 188, located at a distance of 4000 light years from Earth. The first formed from the dense gas massive stars explode, giving rise to something new, complex and beautiful. The gas will dissipate and will remain an ordinary cluster of new stars. However, this happens only a few tens of millions of years ...
Venus and the solar flare. Unlike the earth, Venus is no magnetic field to deflect the powerful solar flares. The picture shows the frame of the 4-minute video by NASA devoted to the study of climate change due to solar flares.
Blue stars in the globular cluster M53 constellation Coma Berenices. If the Sun was part of the cluster the M53, the night sky would have glowed with bright stars, as the casket with jewelry. M53 is one of the most distant globular clusters, at a distance of about 60,000 light-years from the galactic center, and almost the same distance from our solar system.
Dangerous sunrise on Gliese 876d - exoplanet at a distance of 15 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius. So dawn saw at the Hamburg Observatory. The mass of Gliese 876d is several times greater than the mass of Earth, and its orbit size is smaller than the orbit of Mercury. The planet rotates so slowly that the conditions of the day and night are very different.
The formation of new stars in the constellation Monoceros, located at a distance of 2700 light years from us. Complex but beautiful disorder of reddish emission nebulae, cosmic gas and dust.
The triplet in the constellation Sagittarius. Glowing hydrogen gives nebulae krsnovaty beautiful color, and blue colors appear because stellar radiation reflected from the dust space.