Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Interesting Pictures from the World of Science

 Today I bring you a few interesting images from the world of science:

Here we have the Orion Nebula, captured by using the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2 metre telescope located at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.

Here we have the colorful supernova remnant IC 443, which is also known as the Jellyfish Nebula. The photograph was taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).

Here we have Jupiter's moon Europa. The photograph was taken by the robot spacecraft Galileo. Plains of bright ice, cracks that run to the horizon, and dark patches likely to contain both dirt and ice are visible.

Believe it or not, this photograph was taken on Earth. The image depicts lighting striking during an eruption from Mount Shinmoedake in the Kirishima volcanic range in southern Japan.

Finally, an African snail can be seen here attached to sensors. These sensors are measuring its vital signs to assess air pollution at the South West Waste Water Treatment Plant in St. Petersburg.

I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say that the world of science is a wonderful and truly varied world indeed.


  1. Europa looks like bald man's head. And that Shinmoedake photo is beautiful.

  2. wow nice post! I like the first two pics ,they look so psychodelic ^^

  3. Wow that volcano picture is amazing.

  4. I love using high-res pictures of the universe as my background on my computer. But I have to admit I just go with the 'it looks cool' factor rather than actually knowing what is in any of the pictures

  5. Those space pics are beautiful!

  6. lightning on an volcano eruption, great photos though not the best place to be in

  7. those are some beautiful space pictures.