This is that time of the month: the one for me to present my selection of the best pictures of the NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). I would like to give this a special emphasis on Mars, as I finished the Martian Trilogy.
As always, this month was packed with beautiful images and it was very difficult to select just twelve. I am absolutely amazed at how many splendors can be seen at night.
The picture above shows a supernova that occurred fifteen years ago next to a beautiful galaxy. You will find in today’s post the list of the other images that caught my attention.
- Signals of a Strange Universe
- The Seagull Nebula
- The Seahorse of the Large Magellanic Cloud
- Saturn: Moons in Transit
- Haute-Provence Star Trails
- Thor’s Helmet (NGC 2359) and Planetary Nebula
- Horsehead and Orion Nebulae
- Kepler’s Streak
- Gibbous Europa
- Crescent Moon and Venus
- IC 5146: The Cocoon Nebula
- The Helix Nebula from La Silla Observatory
- NGC 2442: Galaxy in Volans