Most Stunning Images of Space From 2014! Just BREATH-TAKING!
Be it the scenes from famous Science fiction flicks, or real-life expeditions, space missions have never ceased to grab the world’s attention. These are few images captured from the world above us which are just a delight to watch.
1. Southern Pinwheel – January 2014
The ‘Hubble Telescope’, the eye which captures celestial bodies in space for research giant NASA, captured this breath taking image on January 2014. This spiral galaxy filled with vibrant magentas and blues has been identified as the ‘M83’, and is also popularly known as the ‘Southern Pinwheel’. This galaxy is at a distance of 15 million light years away from our planet.
2. Supernova – January 2014
You have read about ‘Supernova Explosions’ in Physics classes, but here’s a real one, captured in January 2014. The Hubble telescope captured this enchanting image of a Supernova, which occurred at the galaxy ‘M82’. The galaxy is said to be 11.5 million light years away from earth.
3. Tarantula Nebula – January 2014
The Hubble photographed this captivating visual of a cluster of stars called ‘Tarantula Nebula’. Though the presence of this visual splendor was well known earlier, this image was captured in 2014. Apparently, this Nebula houses a whopping 800,000 stars, isn’t that astonishing?
4. Monkey Head Nebula-February 2014
Though this nebula looks stunning from a distance, it is actually a cluster of smoke and dust. Not just that, it also is highly concentrated with Hydrogen. The facts aside, this image captured by NASA in February 2014 is just a delight to watch.
5. Coronal Loops – February 2014
Yet another image taken in February 2014, this is closest possible capture of the active region of the sun so far. Those circular designs are called the ‘Coronal Loops’. These structures are nothing but closed magnetic field lines in the sun.
6. Jupiter –April 2014
Textbook illustrations of the planet Jupiter might tell you an entirely different story, but this is how the planet looks from a distance. This close-up taken in the month of April, reveals the ‘Great Red Spot’ (GRS) or more popularly known as the ‘Giant Eye’.
7. Solar Flare -June 2014
This image, captured on June 10th 2014 shows a powerful bursts of radiation on the sun’s surface known as the ‘Solar Flare’. ‘The Solar Dynamics Observatory’, a concern of NASA constantly keeps monitoring the sun to observe any such interesting behavior.
8. Galaxy- July 2014
The credit for this breathtaking image goes to NASA’s Hubble Telescope. What you see here is a galaxy named ‘NGC 1433′. It is located at a distance of about 32 million light years from the surface of the earth.
9. Saturn’s Moon – July 2014
The rings of the planet Saturn against the backdrop of it’s moon. This image was captured in July by the spacecraft Cassini’s low angle camera.
10. Comet 67P – August 2014
Might Seem like a Piece of meat, but this is actually an image of the ‘Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’, taken by a European space mission’s low-angle camera on the 3rd of August 2014.
11. Saturn- August 2014
This is how Saturn looks at the start of its day. According to Space research organizations, the duration of a day is much shorter on the planet, approximately 10-11 hours, almost half the size of the earth. Credit to this image, taken on August 23rd, goes to the space giant NASA.
12. Aurora- August 2014
Alexander Gerst, an astronaut belonging to a European Space Research Agency, captured this image of a celestial phenomenon called ‘Aurora’ on August 29th 2014.
13. Mars Orbiter Mission – September 2014
This image was taken by an Indian space vehicle during its very first mission to Mars. Earlier attempts of nations like the U.S, Russia, and China to do the same proved to be unsuccessful.
14. Ultra-Violet Solar Flare – September 2014
This image, taken in September, shows an ultra violet radiation of a Solar flare, giving an impression of a bluish green crystal ball.
15. Comet 67p- November 2014
This sensational image taken on November 12th, 2014 reveals a European space agency’s spacecraft named Philae on the surface of a comet named ‘Comet 67p’. Apparently ‘Philae’ has been moving around in space for more than a decade, gathering information on celestial bodies.
16. Frosty Slopes on Mars- November 2014
This image taken on November 30 2014 shows the surface of the Mars. The south facing slopes appear to be different since they are frozen, whereas the slopes towards north have melted.
17. Mars – Nov 26, 2014
‘Opportunity’, NASA’s Mars exploration vehicle captured this image of the planet while traversing around the ‘Endeavour Crater’ on November 26th 2014.
18. Soul Nebula – December
This cluster of stars is known as the ‘ Soul Nebula’, and is located at a distance of around 6500 light years away from planet Earth.
Astrophotographer Roger Hutchinson captured this unusual sight of a flame, and what looks like a horse’s head during December 2014. Look at the picture carefully, and you will know exactly what we are talking about.
20. Solar Flare- December
Yet another image of the ‘solar flare’ captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Laboratory. This one was captured in December 2014
This Image shows a galaxy named ‘IC 335′ and many other galaxies in its backdrop. It is located at a distance of approximately 60 million light years away from planet earth