Tuesday, January 14, 2014

When Worlds Collide


I long to fly through the cosmos of dark glory suspended through endless dark as spheres of light shoot by me into infinity. I cannot fathom what is in our universe only from what evidence through a collection of unusual photographs that fascinate me. I could spend hours looking through photographs of our universe as I know my existence is a spec of dust compared to what is out there.

Hand of God: Yesterday I discovered NASA's new photograph, taken by their Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, entitled 'Hand of God'. What they captured was what looked like a glowing hand that was formed after a star exploded. The core is filled with exploding particles and when heated up it makes it shine in X-rays which make these warm and cool colors. 
(photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/McGill)

Black Hole Spectrum: These devouring black holes can be seen here in every color of the rainbow, each dot shown is a black hole in the center of a galaxy, with that said the holes are between 3 and 10 billion light years away. 
(photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Yale University)

NGC 2936 aka The Penguin: when galaxies collide they can create a beautiful star formation, during this birth gravity will bind or separate them. The NGC 2936 was nicknamed the penguin for its beak. The formation started off as a galaxy but in the end ripped it apart, but the aftermath resulted in two beautiful shapes in the sky. The arched penguin and the glowing egg below. 
(photo credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (SRScl/AURA))

The Bird: a stunning angelic creation born after a chaotic three galaxy collided. This winged beauty resembles a bird or fairy with its wings open revealing the heart, body, head and tail. The subtle blue outlines are the formation of new stars which is stunning as imaging the width span of the wings are 100,000 light years.
(photo credit: NASA/STSc/Vaisanen/ESO)