Vera Jurankova

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rings of Saturn. The wonders of the universe, space oddities, stars, planets, cosmos, galaxies, nebulas and cosmic inclinations.

Tranquil The surface area of Saturn's moon Mimas is composed of water ice with only a small amount of rock. Yet Saturn's resonances with Mimas, and Mimas' resonances with other orbiting satellites are instrumental in the formation of Saturn's rings.

Close-up photos of dying star. The wonders of the universe, space oddities, stars, planets, cosmos, galaxies, nebulas and cosmic inclinations.

About 550 light-years from Earth, Chi Cygni, a star like our Sun, is writhing in its death throes. It is now so large that it would swallow every planet out to Mars. (Artist rendering, credit: ESO/L. Calçada)I love it.

kenobi-wan-obi: The Brown Ghoul: vdB 141 vdB 141 is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes referred to as the ghost nebula, its awkward name is its catalog number in Sidney van den Bergh’s catalog of reflection nebulae, published in 1966. Several stars are embedded in the nebula. Their light gives it a ghoulish brown color.

kenobi-wan-obi: “ The Brown Ghoul: vdB 141 “ vdB 141 is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes referred to as the ghost nebula, its awkward name is its catalog number in Sidney van den Bergh’s catalog of reflection.

Cotton Candy Nebula - The nebula known as N11, complete with sparkly star clusters embedded in fluffy pink clouds of gas. This exceptionally energetic star-forming region, also known as the Bean Nebula, extends over 1,000 light-years in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Three generations of star formation have created shells of gas and dust which are being blown away by radiation from the newborn stars.

Cotton Candy Nebula - The nebula known as complete with sparkly star clusters embedded in fluffy pink clouds of gas. This exceptionally energetic star-forming region, also known as the Bean Nebula, extends over light-years in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Saturns Aurora

God's Power on Full Display! Saturn’s auroras put on a dazzling display of light. Scientists first observed Saturn’s auroras in Decades later, these shimmering ribbons of light still fascinate.