7 Ridiculously Cool Pictures of Space

# 1: Earth’s true distance from the moon. It takes a space shuttle about three days to cross this yawning chasm of space, which measures approximately 238,900 miles or 384,400 km across.

enhanced-buzz-wide-2723-1420723206-7Image Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Earth-Moon.png

# 2: A view up Jupiter’s skirts. Here we see Jupiter’s south pole and the many concentric rings that represent the planet’s different atmospheric pressure zones. The transitional areas between these zones feature great instability and are the source of Jupiter’s notoriously vicious and persistent super storms, called “hypercanes.” That’s like a hurricane on steroids. The most famous of these hypercanes is the “Great Red Spot,” which has been raging on for many centuries, although apparently it is decreasing in size.

Amazing space picturesImage Source: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute / Via nasa.gov

# 3: Every single dot you see in this picture is a galaxy. Makes you feel small, doesn’t it?

Amazing space picturesImage Source: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch (University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Bouwens (Leiden University), and the HUDF09 Team / Via hubblesite.org

# 4: Sunrise from Mars. It’s interesting to see the size of the sun from the perspective of Red Planet, as opposed to from Earth.

Amazing sunset on MarsImage Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/TAMU / Via jpl.nasa.gov

# 5: The thickness of Earth’s atmosphere. Just a thin blue blanket of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and other trace gases is all that separates us from the vacuum of space.

Beautiful Earth from spaceImage Source: NASA / Via lasp.colorado.edu

# 6: When two spiral galaxies collide… the greatest show on Earth (as seen through a super powerful telescope, of course). In a few billion year’s time, our own galaxy is predicted to collide with our closest galactic neighbour, Andromeda.

Amazing galaxy picturesImage Source: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

# 7: View of Earth from Mars. I.e. no view.

Amazing space picturesImage Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/TAMU / Via jpl.nasa.gov

"Ooh, Aah!" 10 Pretty Amazing Sciencey Photographs

# 1: A massive dust storm engulfs much of Western Australia, 2013. This picture was taken from the safety and clear perspective of an ocean vessel.

A-huge-dust-storm-that-hit-Western-Australia-in-early-2013

# 2: Her name is “Bagger 288″ and at 13,500 tonnes she is the biggest land vehicle in the world! Don’t tell her that though, or you may give her self-esteem issues.

Bagger-288-The-Largest-Land-Vehicle-in-the-World

# 3: Cancer cells under an electron microscope. They really do look as insidious as you’d expect them to.

Cancer-cells-under-an-electron-microscope

# 4: A picture of Einstein’s dishevelled desk only hours after his death on April 18th, 1955. This is probably the birthplace of science’s most important breakthroughs.

Einsteins-desk-hours-after-his-death

# 5: Aurora borealis (Northern Lights) as seen from space.

Northern-lights-from-space

# 6: Baby octopi! Could they be called octopussies?

Octopus-eggs

# 7: This is purportedly the best and clearest picture that has ever been taken of the planet Mercury, courtesy of NASA. The colour variations have been accentuated to reveal the topography of the planet. Otherwise, it would appear a dull brown to the human eye. Here’s an interesting fact: Mercury is so small and its gravitational pull so measly that it doesn’t even have an atmosphere! Not even gas molecules are attracted to the planet!

The-clearest-photo-of-Mercury-ever-taken

# 8: The human tongue under a microscope. GROSS! Try not to imagine this the next time you tash on with someone!

A-microscopic-image-of-a-human-tongue

# 9: Ethiopia’s ever active volcano, Erta Ale, maintains this perennial lava lake. No water sports here, tourists, although the scenery is breathtaking!

The-lava-lake-of-the-continuously-active-volcano-Erta-Ale-Ethiopia

# 10: What pugs looked like before they were selectively bred to look way cuter and more snub-snouted.

What-pugs-looked-like-before-selective-breeding

Image Source: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/8uEWBA/I3tTrA4v:p7vKCMzX/talesmaze.com/29-fascinating-photos-youve-probably-never-seen-before/

"Ooh, Aah!" 10 Pretty Amazing Sciencey Photographs

# 1: A massive dust storm engulfs much of Western Australia, 2013. This picture was taken from the safety and clear perspective of an ocean vessel.

A-huge-dust-storm-that-hit-Western-Australia-in-early-2013

# 2: Her name is “Bagger 288″ and at 13,500 tonnes she is the biggest land vehicle in the world! Don’t tell her that though, or you may give her self-esteem issues.

Bagger-288-The-Largest-Land-Vehicle-in-the-World

# 3: Cancer cells under an electron microscope. They really do look as insidious as you’d expect them to.

Cancer-cells-under-an-electron-microscope

# 4: A picture of Einstein’s dishevelled desk only hours after his death on April 18th, 1955. This is probably the birthplace of science’s most important breakthroughs.

Einsteins-desk-hours-after-his-death

# 5: Aurora borealis (Northern Lights) as seen from space.

Northern-lights-from-space

# 6: Baby octopi! Could they be called octopussies?

Octopus-eggs

# 7: This is purportedly the best and clearest picture that has ever been taken of the planet Mercury, courtesy of NASA. The colour variations have been accentuated to reveal the topography of the planet. Otherwise, it would appear a dull brown to the human eye. Here’s an interesting fact: Mercury is so small and its gravitational pull so measly that it doesn’t even have an atmosphere! Not even gas molecules are attracted to the planet!

The-clearest-photo-of-Mercury-ever-taken

# 8: The human tongue under a microscope. GROSS! Try not to imagine this the next time you tash on with someone!

A-microscopic-image-of-a-human-tongue

# 9: Ethiopia’s ever active volcano, Erta Ale, maintains this perennial lava lake. No water sports here, tourists, although the scenery is breathtaking!

The-lava-lake-of-the-continuously-active-volcano-Erta-Ale-Ethiopia

# 10: What pugs looked like before they were selectively bred to look way cuter and more snub-snouted.

What-pugs-looked-like-before-selective-breeding

Image Source: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/8uEWBA/I3tTrA4v:p7vKCMzX/talesmaze.com/29-fascinating-photos-youve-probably-never-seen-before/