NASA-astronomy picture of the day

Posted by carlos Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:36:00 GMT

NASA’s astronomy picture of the day is a great way to explore the cosmos!

Here are 3 pictures which I think you should look at:

Sunspot in the Old Solar Cycle

Here is a picture of the sun. As you can see there are 2 sunspots. Sun spots are places on the sun where it is much cooler, so they appear dark.

Young Stars in the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud

Here is a picture of some baby stars in a nebula. As you can see one side of the nebula is bright, and the other is dark. This is because of the 2 gases. A nebula is what is left behind of a star that has died.

M1: The Crab Nebula from Hubble

Here is another nebula that was viewed by the hubble space telecope, the strongest telescope today.

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  1. Isaac Pye said 1 day later:


  2. yael said 15 days later:

    Well done. Keep it up!

  3. Grandpa said 16 days later:

    Well done Carlos, I really like your site and will visit again soon. I often check out the Nasa site ” astromony picture of the day”

  4. said 20 days later:

    Like your explanations, Carlos: clear and concise. perfect for an astronomy ignoramus like myself.

  5. Grandpa said 21 days later:


    I think you will be interested in this website:

  6. lai Ngan said 28 days later:

    I learned a lot from your website Carlos – I didn’t really know what a Nebula was until now! And I really like your picture of a black hole.

  7. matthew hazell and mahad said 10 months later:

    we think its really good carlos and thanks i’ve lear’nt allot

  8. sam wade said 10 months later:


    this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!! thanks

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