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NASA images: These 6 photos from outer Space will make you fall in love with astronomy

NASA images: The US space agency shares images clicked from outer space. At times, the images have been captured on the Earth and provide a glimpse of the magical sky featuring wonders of the Universe

NASA keeps sharing images of the wonders of universe.Premium
NASA keeps sharing images of the wonders of universe.

NASA Images: From the backyard of our solar systems to the galaxies located millions of light years away, the Universe is filled with mysteries waiting to be uncovered by humans. National Aeronautics Space Administration keeps sharing images of rare events in the Universe and of distant celestial bodies. Here are the top 6 mysterious images from the Universe the US space agency shares.

NASA's top 6 images from the Universe

 

The image was taken in 2005 by the robot Cassini spacecraft that orbited Saturn from 2004 to 2017.
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The image was taken in 2005 by the robot Cassini spacecraft that orbited Saturn from 2004 to 2017. (NASA)

The image of our solar system's planet, Saturn will give an insight to what a human would see if hovering close to the giant ringed world. The image was taken in 2005 by the robotCassini spacecraft that orbitedSaturn from 2004 to 2017.

The image accentuates Saturn's majestic rings which appear directly only as a curved line. The rings best show their complex structure in thedark shadows they create across the upper part of the planet.

NASA image of a 5 million year old star cluster NGC 602
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NASA image of a 5 million year old star cluster NGC 602 (NASA)

This image showcases a rare sight of a distant star cloud, NGC 602, located on the outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy some 200 thousand light-years distant. The 5 million-year-old star cluster NGC 602 is surrounded by its birth shell of gas and dust.

The featured picture spans about 200 light-years, but a tantalising assortment of background galaxies, which are hundreds of millions of light years away, are also visible in this sharp view.

Star Cluster NGC 7789 is located around 8,000 light-years away towards constellation Cassiopeia
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Star Cluster NGC 7789 is located around 8,000 light-years away towards constellation Cassiopeia (NASA/Massimo Di Fusco)

Astronomer Caroline Lucretia Herschel discovered this ancient star cluster in the eighteenth century. Since then, it has been known as Caroline's Rose. Looking at it through a small telescope indicates its resemblance to nested rose petals.

Now estimated to be 1.6 billion years young, the galactic or open cluster of stars also shows age. All the stars in the cluster were likely born simultaneously, but the brighter and more massive ones have more rapidly exhausted the hydrogen fuel in their cores.

The fascinating image of ion tail.
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The fascinating image of ion tail. (NASA/ Rolando Ligustri & Lukas Demetz)

The image shows a Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks with a bright ion tail, which is pushed directly out from the Sun by the solar wind. On the upper right is the glowing central coma of Comet 12P/Pons–Brooks. Fanning out from the coma, mostly to the left, is the comet's dust tail.

The photo also features a distant bright star, Alpha Leporis, at the bottom of the featured image captured from Namibia.

This mysterious photo is of Squid cosmic cloud.
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This mysterious photo is of Squid cosmic cloud. (NASA/ Alex Linde)

The US space agency has shared an image, provided by Alex Linde, of the mysterious squid-like cosmic cloud that spans nearly three full moons on planet Earth's sky. The cosmic cloud was discovered in 2011 by French astro-imager Nicolas Outters. The Squid Nebula's bipolar shape is distinguished here by the tell tale blue emission from doubly ionized oxygen atoms.

 

The featured image captures the grand arch of the milky way galaxy and was taken on Portugal's Madeira Island in the North Atlantic Ocean.
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The featured image captures the grand arch of the milky way galaxy and was taken on Portugal's Madeira Island in the North Atlantic Ocean. (NASA/Marcin Rosadziński)

The image shared by NASA, was captured by Marcin Rosadziński on Portugal's Madeira Island in the North Atlantic Ocean. The mesmerising arch in the sky provides a glimpse of the Milky Way galaxy.

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Published: 06 Jul 2024, 01:30 PM IST
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