Sunday, September 21, 2014

Top Ten Favorite Space Pictures by Science Fiction Author Jaleta Clegg

Guest post by Author Jaleta Clegg

I'm doing a "Top Ten" blog hop with some friends. All of our lists tie in to our books that are running in conjunction with a fabulous $200 Amazon cash giveaway. (Make sure to stay tuned after the top ten to enter the giveaway!)

Because I'm a space geek, which is one reason why I read and write science fiction, I'm going to post my top ten favorite space pictures. Check out my series, The Fall of the Altairan Empire, and get Nexus Point free with coupon code AA47G at Smashwords.

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1. The Monocerotis Light Echo

This is just gorgeous. I want to put it on my ceiling in my living room so I can lie on the floor and enjoy it whenever I want.

 Light Echo  Illuminates Dust Around Supergiant Star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon)

2. The Horsehead Nebula: An updated look with Hubble.

Hubble Sees a Horsehead of a Different Color

3. Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula

This always looks like a woman reaching for the stars to me.

Star-Birth Clouds in M16: Stellar  Eggs  Emerge from Molecular Cloud

4. Saturn: Because Saturn is always cool.

Saturn from 1996 to 2000

5. Jupiter's Great Red Spot

I love the way the clouds swirl on Jupiter, like a painting. It's so beautiful to study.


6. Lagoon Nebula

Giant  Twisters  in the Lagoon Nebula

7. Hoag's Object: a ring Galaxy

Ring of Hot Blue Stars Pinwheels Around Yellow Nucleus of Hoag

8. The Bubble Nebula: Not only is it pretty, but it's bubbles!

The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635)

9. Mystic Mountain

A newer picture showing gas and dust clouds in a Carina Nebula.
Hubble Captures View of

10. The Hubble Deep Field:

Click on the link and go read the site to get the picture and the story behind it. It's incredible.



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