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

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1. Eclipse Totality over Sassendalen - Luc Jamet

1.  Eclipse Totality over Sassendalen - Luc Jamet
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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

2. Nocticulent Cloud Disply - Matt Robinson
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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

3. River of Light- Martin Campbell
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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

4. Silk Skies – Jamen Percy
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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

photo.

5. Aurora Borealis in April - Kolbein Svensson

5. Aurora Borealis in April - Kolbein Svensson
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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

6. Sumo Waggle Adventure – Arild Heitmann
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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

7. M33 Core - Michael Van Doorn
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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

8. The Antennae Galaxies Extreme Deep Field – Rolf Olsen
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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

9. Cosmic Oasis – Marcus Davies
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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

10. Full Face of Our Moon - András Papp
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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

visible.

11. ISS Terminator Moon - Daniel Fernández Caxete

11. ISS Terminator Moon - Daniel Fernández Caxete
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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

12. A Tainted Eclipse – Phil Hart
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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

13. Huge Prominence Lift-Off - Paolo Porcellana
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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

14. Totality Ends - David Wrangborg
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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

15. Solargraph – 6 Months – Chris Bakley
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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

16. Sunset Peak Star Trail – Chap Him Wong
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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

17. Eternity and Astrophotographer - Yuri Zvezdny
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The breath-taking view of our galaxy, Milky Way, from

Atakama Desert, Chile and an astrophotographer under this sparkling sky…

18. Interaction - Tommy Eliassen

18. Interaction - Tommy Eliassen
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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

19. The Arrow Missed the Heart - Lefteris Velissaratos
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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

20. Saturn - András Papp
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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

21. Mars Next to the Moon – Eric Toops
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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

22. The Magnificent Omega Centauri - Ignacio Diaz Bobillo
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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

earth.

23. Sirius 9798 - David Pye

23. Sirius 9798 - David Pye
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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

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

25. A Celestial Visitor - George Martin
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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

26. Mega Moon - Ethan Chappel
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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

visible.

27. Celestial Drift – Scott Carnie

27. Celestial Drift – Scott Carnie
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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

28. Jupiter and Moons – Ethan Chappel
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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

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

30. Orion – David Tolliday
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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

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