10 Painfully Ordinary Images of Space
Here are some beautiful images of outer space. I have tried to keep the images as large as possible so they can be used for desktop wallpapers. Click the image for the larger view.
1. The Pillars of Creation
The pillars are columns of cool interstellar hydrogen gas and dust that double as incubators for new stars. The pillars have been carved out and are illuminated by ultraviolet light coming from hot, massive newborn stars that are unseen, above the top of the photo.
2. Mercury in Transit
What better way can we truly appreciate the size of our Sun than to see one of the planets in transit?
This is a photograph taken by the Hubble Telescope.