Impressive space photographs in September

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September is going to end soon. In addition to environmental pictures, aerial photographs and weekly images, today’s photos will show you space images. Almost of them are taken by NASA Hubble Space Telescope, Cassini spacecraft, or European Southern Observatory. Let’s take a look at space photos which you cannot see with bare eyes below.

 

At Lake Eyre in Australia, the European Space Agency’s Envisat satellite recorded a veil of white clouds above its basin or the Red Centre. The basin has the area of 1.2 million square kilometers which is equivalent to the total size of Germany, France and Italy.

 

Lake Eyre Basin is considered to be one of the world’s largest internally draining regions

 

The space shuttle named Discovery is spotted at Launch Pad A of Kennedy Space Center on September 20th for its last flight to the International Space Station

 

The NGC 1365 galaxy, commonly known as the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy is at 60 million light-years from the Earth. The photo was taken by the European Southern Observatory in Chile.

 

The NGC 1365 is a barred spiral galaxy

 

Cold cloud of dust and gas

 

A massive cloud of dust and gas in the Lagoon Nebula is captured by NASA Hubble Space Telescope. The image shows glowing hydrogen (red), nitrogen (green) and starlight (blue).

 

Waves of dust and gas above bright stars at the heart of the Lagoon Nebula

 

Titan is one of Saturn’s moons. It is believed that ethane creates yellow clouds in its magenta atmosphere. This huge cloud system will dissolve when winter comes at the north pole of Titan. Winter here lasts seven Earth years.

 

The photo was taken on September 21st by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft

 

Wrinkled rocks on the floor of Galle crater on the Mars is pictured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

 

The Hubble Space Telescope shot captured the image of cold clouds in the Carina nebula which appear to melt in the hot radiation from nearby stars. These gas clouds including hydrogen and oxygen atoms is at 7,500 light-years from the Earth.

 

The images was unveiled on September 16th

 

 

Related links:

Britain from the Air: Best aerial photographs

Best travel photos of the year

Best astronomy photos of the year 2010