Sunday, 19 April 2009

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Astronomy Picture of the Day site is one I often look at. Here are two recent and two older images that I particularly recall.

Melk Abbey manuscript c.1490 showing the Ptolemaic view of the universe, pre-Copernicus.

M101 pinwheel galaxy everyone's idea of a galaxy.

In the Shadow of Saturn a view of Saturn's rings, looking back towards Earth, which is just a tiny dot.

Cat's eye Nebula like a flower in the sky.

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