31 Incredible Space Photos That Will Make You Question Your Existence in the Universe

Here are those amazing photos…

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1. Eclipse Totality over Sassendalen - Luc Jamet

This photo was taken on 20th March, 2015, around 100m over
the Sassendalen Valley in Norwegian archipelago Svalbard, around the Northern
Pole. The point that is winking at the upper left corner of the photo is Venus.

2. Nocticulent Cloud Disply - Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson waited for 7 days for this photo, which was
taken on 7th July, 2014 in Sunderland. These clouds that shine at night are
believed to be the highest clouds in the world thanks to their altitude of 60
km; these clouds, which consist of ice crystals, are invisible during the dark
hours of the night, reach this amazing state that you see in the photo with the
first lights of the day.

3. River of Light- Martin Campbell

The photo of the Milky Way which was taken in Hautes-Pyrénées,
France; on a 3.000m high hill. The only light source is the cloud of stars in
the photo.

4. Silk Skies – Jamen Percy

Jamen waited for hours for this shot which was taken in the
Abisko National Park in Lapland, a northern city in Finland; he gave up and
packed up, however he stumbled down the hill and captured this breath-taking

5. Aurora Borealis in April - Kolbein Svensson

An incredible event takes place in Norway right after
midnight, when the nights are bright: the fantastic dance of green and purple
lights in the sky; meanwhile the Sun makes its presence felt in the horizon.

6. Sumo Waggle Adventure – Arild Heitmann

Arild almost risked getting frozen to be able to capture
this photo that looks like it doesn’t come from the earth. In the photo, you
can see the Loomas River, the trees that bow their branches because of snow and
the magnificent northern lights. Arild had to go into -15 centigrade water with
his rubber boots. He was so cold that he had to walk back to his car like a
sumo wrestler, swaying right and left; he got inspired by this and named his
photo Sumo Waggle Adventure.

7. M33 Core - Michael Van Doorn

M33; which is 3 million light years away from us and is also
known as the ‘triangle galaxy’; is the third biggest member of the galaxy group
that also includes our galaxy, Milky Way; and can be seen with bare eyes from
the earth under suitable conditions.

8. The Antennae Galaxies Extreme Deep Field – Rolf Olsen

A pair of galaxies that resulted from merging of two
galaxies that were discovered in 1785. These two galaxies colluded into each
other a long time ago and are still draw near to each other. This name was
chosen because the two extensions that come out from these galaxies look like
an antenna of an insect. Rudolf used shutter speed of 75 hour to capture this.

9. Cosmic Oasis – Marcus Davies

NGC 263, which is known more widely as the Sculptor Galaxy,
consists of many stars and super star cluster. Because of this star density,
this galaxy is one of the brightest galaxies and that’s why it can even be
detected only with binoculars.

10. Full Face of Our Moon - András Papp

This is a great photo of the natural satellite of the earth,
the moon; one side of it is dark and on the other side all the details are

11. ISS Terminator Moon - Daniel Fernández Caxete

In this photo you can see the date line and the Monto
Apenninus, whose height reaches to 5.000m, as well as its slopes. Meanwhile the
International Space Station is passing by with 28.800km/h.

12. A Tainted Eclipse – Phil Hart

This red moon photo was taken on 8th October,
2014 during the lunar eclipse at Lake Boga in Australia. Lunar eclipse takes
place when the earth goes between the sun and the moon and its shadow falls on
the moon. During this eclipse the moon does not totally disappear, but the sun
light that is refracted through the earth’s atmosphere fall rather dimly on the
surface of the moon, giving the moon its red look.

13. Huge Prominence Lift-Off - Paolo Porcellana

In this photo you see the giant plasma outburst that comes
from the sun. These outbursts can be as high as 700.000 km.

14. Totality Ends - David Wrangborg

In this photo; which was taken in one of the two places that
the eclipse could be observed, Norwegian archipelago Svalbard; the sun and the
moon move away from each other after the eclipse.

15. Solargraph – 6 Months – Chris Bakley

In this photo, for which the latest camera technology was
not used, the sun’s 6-month-long story in New Jersey skies is told. Solargraph
camera is used for this photo. In these cameras, there is a small needle hole
through which the photo paper is exposed to light for a long time and the end
product is similar to what you see in this shot.

16. Sunset Peak Star Trail – Chap Him Wong

The photo of the stars that leave trails that describe the
earth’s movement, taken with vertical exposure on the Sunset Peak, the 4th
highest peak of Hong Kong; and the campers that are trying to hide from the
strong wind next to the hut…

17. Eternity and Astrophotographer - Yuri Zvezdny

The breath-taking view of our galaxy, Milky Way, from
Atakama Desert, Chile and an astrophotographer under this sparkling sky…

18. Interaction - Tommy Eliassen

The amazing northern lights that are observed in Norway fall
on the man on the slope as if they were a UFO light ray that is trying to pull
this man up to space.

19. The Arrow Missed the Heart - Lefteris Velissaratos

In this photo, a comet looks like it is slipping the Queen
Constellation, however the story is a bit different. While the comet’s distance
from the earth is millions of kilometers, the distance of the constellation is
around 7.500 light years; which shows that this comet has a long way to go.
Yet, this fantastic shot that Lefteris captured is pretty impressive.

20. Saturn - András Papp

The second biggest planet of our solar system, Saturn can be
recognized instantly thanks to its rings and its diameter is 80 times bigger
than the earth’s. the width of the rings around its equator vary between 6.630
km and 120.700 and their approximate thickness is 20m.

21. Mars Next to the Moon – Eric Toops

In this photo, which was taken on 6th July 2014
in USA, you see the earth’s moon and the neighbor planet Mars on the lower
left corner. Although Mars looks quite small compared to the moon, its diameter
is twice as big as the moon’s.

22. The Magnificent Omega Centauri - Ignacio Diaz Bobillo

Omega Centauri is a group of stars which consists of more
than 10 million stars that are older, redder and colder than the sun. This star
cluster, whose diameter is 150 light years, is 15.800 light years far from the

23. Sirius 9798 - David Pye

The colorful beams of the star Sirius brighten the dark
night. Sirius is actually a star that emits white light, however, the earth’s
atmosphere refracts the light and makes it red, yellow and blue. In order to
capture this shot, David increased the exposure time and moved the camera randomly
and Sirius left this colorful trace in this shot.

24. Orion Mega Mosaic - Tom O’Donoghue and Olly Penrice

This is an amazing photo of Orion, which consists of the
brightest constellation, taken after more than 400 hours of exposure time and
consists of merging of 34 shots. The spring-shaped Bernard Loop, whose length
exceeds 300 light years, is clearly visible in this photo.

25. A Celestial Visitor - George Martin

The Lovejoy comet that can be seen with naked eye sails fast
in the sky fast. The sad part about this is that such a comet is seen every
8.000 years. This photo was taken on 18th December, 2014 by
15-year-old George.

26. Mega Moon - Ethan Chappel

The detailed photo of the moon and its surface, taken by
15-year-old Ethan, is a mosaic 16 frames. The craters of Copernicus, Kepler, Aristarchus
and Grimaldi; which were formed during the Late Heavy Bombardment, which is
believed to have taken place between 3.8 and 4.1 billion years ago; are clearly

27. Celestial Drift – Scott Carnie

Scott Carnie shot this magnificent photo by turning his
camera towards the North Pole and using long exposure. The circular traces that
the stars leave prove again that the world revolves. The trees further improve
the impressiveness of this shot.

28. Jupiter and Moons – Ethan Chappel

This is the photo of the biggest planet of the solar system,
Jupiter, and its moons. Four biggest moons of Jupiter- which has 67 natural
moons in total-, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, was discovered by Galileo
in 1610. Nowadays the research on this huge gas giant and its moons is still
ongoing. The surface is covered with the lines as you can see in the picture
and the more than 400-year-old turbulences attract attention on these lines.
This photo was taken by 13-year-old Ethan Chappel.

29. Total Solar Eclipse over North Atlantic Ocean – Philippe Rowland

This photo was taken by 7-year-old Philippe with a tablet PC
on a plane flying with an altitude of 11,5 km. The total solar eclipse on 20th
March, 2015 is clearly seen in this shot.

30. Orion – David Tolliday

The Orion star cluster, which is around 1.300 light years
away from the earth and is 24 light years wide, is in front of you with all of
its magnificence.

31. Comet C/2013 A1 alongside Mars – Sebastian Voltmer

In this photo, the approaching of our neighbor
planet, Mars, and the comet Siding Spring in October, 2014 can be seen. It was
believed that this comet would collude with Mars, however, later on its orbit
was calculated and it was understood that it would just pass by Mars. On the
day when Siding Spring was closest to Mars; 19 October, 2014; its speed
relative to Mars was calculated and it was 56 km per second.

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