Skip to content

Here are 12 amazing images of outer space. Number 6 is our favorite!

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/30/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

There are wondrous sights in the heavens!

There are wondrous sights in the heavens above! Space is packed with treasures beyond imagination. While we can see many things with just our eyes alone, instruments like the Hubble Space Telescope have given us some incredible close-ups packed with amazing detail. Have a look at our favorites.

Nebulae are created when great stars explode, scattering their guts across space where they form new stars and solar systems.

Nebulae are created when great stars explode, scattering their guts across space where they form new stars and solar systems.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
7/30/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: #space


div id='media-1583-700'>

A pair of galaxies known as Arp 273. Observations show the smaller galaxy has collided and passed th

A pair of galaxies known as Arp 273. Observations show the smaller galaxy has collided and passed through the larger one.

V838 Monocerotis is a star that has flared up in brightness to a luminosity that exceeds the Sun

V838 Monocerotis is a star that has flared up in brightness to a luminosity that exceeds the Sun's by 600,000 times. The light from the star is illuminating a shell of dust and gas, making the cloud around it glow.

St. Dominic de Guzman, patron saint of astronomers.

The Carina Nebula is a vast complex of dust and gas which forms new stars and almost certainly their

The Carina Nebula is a vast complex of dust and gas which forms new stars and almost certainly their attendant solar systems. These structures look small in photographs, but in reality our entire solar system could fit in just a few pixels of this image.

Another closeup of the Carina Nebula.

Another closeup of the Carina Nebula.

The Engraved Hourglass Nebula is 8,000 light-years from Earth, meaning this is how the Nebula was 8,

The Engraved Hourglass Nebula is 8,000 light-years from Earth, meaning this is how the Nebula was 8,000 years ago. The center looks like an "eye" however it is unclear how this feature formed.

Our favorite of the bunch, Barnard 33, in the constellation Orion.

Our favorite of the bunch, Barnard 33, in the constellation Orion.

The "Monkey Head Nebula" is a stellar nursery where new stars are constantly being born.

The "Monkey Head Nebula" is a stellar nursery where new stars are constantly being born.

Barred-Spiral galaxy, NGC 1300. The Milky Way is also thought to be a barred-spiral, but the matter

Barred-Spiral galaxy, NGC 1300. The Milky Way is also thought to be a barred-spiral, but the matter is still subject to debate because we cannot see our galaxy from the outside.

This nebula looks like a butterfly as gasses are blown away from the dying star in the center.

This nebula looks like a butterfly as gasses are blown away from the dying star in the center.

M 15 in the constellation Hercules. The cluster is easily visible in small backyard telescopes and i

M 15 in the constellation Hercules. The cluster is easily visible in small backyard telescopes and is one of the oldest star clusters we have ever observed.

Astronauts over New Zealand during a 2006 spacewalk.

Astronauts over New Zealand during a 2006 spacewalk.

A double cluster of stars, glittering like diamonds in a treasure chest. Space is beautiful!

A double cluster of stars, glittering like diamonds in a treasure chest. Space is beautiful!

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted.
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.


Comments


More Technology

NASA announcement: Could it be aliens? Watch

Image of What is the great discovery? The world waits.

The world waits with bated breath for a big announcement due from NASA on Wednesday. The announcement will take place at 1 PM Eastern time. ... continue reading


Mark of the Beast? Nevada Senator moves to STOP forced RFID chip implants Watch

Image of Is the RFID chip the Mark of the Beast? Some scholars think so.

A Nevada state senator has proposed a bill that would protect citizens from being implanted with RFID chips. The bill, proposed by a ... continue reading


FOUR CLOSE CALLS in four weeks: Scientists wonder what's going on as four asteroids pass dangerously close to Earth Watch

Image of Asteroid BS32 is passing Earth now, in the fourth close call in four weeks.

Whoa, that's close! As the world worries about an asteroid due to pass Earth on February 25, a much closer shave is happening right now. ... continue reading


What is dark matter and why is there an entire galaxy full of it? Watch

Image of Dragonfly 44 is a dark twin of the Milky Way, it gives off no light, but it's there.

Astronomers think they have discovered a galaxy that is 99.9 percent dark matter. If true, the discovery is unprecedented. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


Where are the world's nuclear weapons, and how likely is it they will be used? Watch

Image of Pakistan launches a missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon. What is the likelihood of one of these weapons being used in the next few decades? And answer above zero is unacceptable.

The world is closer to nuclear war than it has been in decades, and few people are paying attention. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.