Great astrophotographies – September 2009


supernova-remnant-E0102-72This is time for me to present my selection of the best pictures of the NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). As always, this month was packed with beautiful images. It was a bit difficult to select just ten.

Today’s featured image is the supernova remnant E0102-72 captured in X rays. To the NASA : “Identified as E0102-72, the supernova remnant lies about 190,000 light-years away in our neighboring galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud.”

This is the occasion to focus a bit on how we can see our Universe in other means than the ordinary means. The Andromeda Galaxy is indeed interesting seen in ultraviolet.

Here is this month’s selection :

I believe you now have some images worth becoming your wallpaper for this month. Stay tuned as next month I will come back for more marvellous pictures !

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