Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Best Photos of Space of 2015 That Are Thrilling to See (21 pics)

The Hubble Space Telescope captured these jets of energized gas shooting from a young star.
The Pillars of Creation as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope in infrared light.

Comet 67P taken by the Rosetta Orbiter.

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took this picture of Acidalia Planitia, a location from the movie ‘The Martian.’

Globular cluster Messier 22 as observed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Star Hen 2-427 and nebula M1-67 taken by the Hubble Space telescope.

Galaxy NGC 488 taken by the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter.

NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory gave us this new Blue Marble image of Earth.

A beautiful view of the Milky Way from astronaut Kjell Lindgren.

NASA’s Curiosity rover took this composite image of Mount Sharp on Mars.

The New Horizons spacecraft’s historic flyby gave us this detailed image of Pluto.

Saturn’s moons Enceladus and Tethys line up in this photo by the Cassini spacecraft.

In this photo from the Hubble Space Telescope gravitational lensing caused this group of galaxies to appear as a smiley face.

This nebula is named ‘Thor’s Helmet’ and was taken at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter.

Astronaut Terry Virts took this photo of Super Typhoon Maysak from the ISS.

A close up photo of Pluto’s moon Charon taken by the New Horizons spacecraft.

New Horizons took this photo which shows Pluto’s blue layer of haze.

Astronaut Kjell Lindgren gave us this view of Earth.

Astronaut Kjell Lindgren took this photograph of Scott Kelly working on the ISS.

This photo of the Westerlund 2 star cluster was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope as the 25-year anniversary image.

NASA’s Curiosity rover took this photo of the ‘Kimberly’ formation on Mars.

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