1. “Embrace of the Mountains, Heart of the Universe”
2. This nebula, an interstellar cloud of dust and gasses, is called the "Statue of Liberty Nebula" because the silhouette within looks like Lady Liberty holding her torch aloft. Can you see it?
3. The arch of the Milky Way above Deadvlei, Namibia
4. Aurorae are often wrongly referred to as “northern lights”, but this amazing celestial phenomenon occurs in both Polar Regions. This picture is of aurora australis or, the southern lights
5. This fuzzy picture is not that of a shag carpet or a dog’s fur, this is the burning surface of our very own sun
6. You probably know the Orion constellation and can point it out in the night sky. The famed belt of Orion is also the spot of one of the brightest nebulae we know of
7. This amazing celestial eye is the Helix Nebula. The picture’s author calls it “Deep in the Heart of Mordor” alluding to the ever-watchful eye of the dark Lord of the Rings
8. This nebula is sometimes called the “Devil’s Head.” Can you see the horns and glinting eyes?
9. The majesty of His creation
10. Aurora borealis over Goðafoss, Iceland
11. “Humans and the Nature”
12. A solar flare caught by camera
13. The artist calls this “Flower Power”. This amazing cloud was formed from a rocket’s exhaust gas
14. This beautiful swirling shape is at the heart of Melotte 15, the “Heart Nebula” in Cassiopeia. Because of this, the photographers call this picture “The Heart of the Heart”
15. Aurora appearing as a dove with wings outstretched
16. The Milky Way over the desert
17. This is the Running Man Nebula, also in the Orion constellation
18. Absolutely breathtaking!
19. Can you see the phoenix rising from the flames?
20. A mirror image
21. This one is very aptly captioned “Galactic Lighthouse”
22. I see a male dancer here, what do you see?
23. This is perhaps the most enigmatic and beautiful of them all
24. This is nicknamed the “Giant Cosmic Squid Nebula”, can you see the resemblance?
25. “The Watcher”
26. “Across the Sky of History”
27. A view from Wonderland
28. A marriage of human creativity, nature, and space