Australian photographer Martin Pugh captured this image of the Whirlpool Galaxy which combines fine detail in the spiral arms with the faint tails of light that show its small companion galaxy being gradually torn apart by the gravity of its giant neighbour. A closer look shows even more distant galaxies visible in the background.

 

 

 

 

Australian photographer Paul Haese captured a spectacular view of Venus passing in front of the sun in the rare 'transit' in June this year.

This is a spectacular view of the active Sun, streaked and blotched with filaments, sunspots and prominences.

Venus, a world almost exactly the same size as the Earth, seems dwarfed by the scale and power of our local star.

 

 

 

 

Photographer Tunç Tezel captured the earthly lights of towns and villages, spread out beneath the heavenly glow of one arm of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Making the most of an August night, the photographer got this shot after trekking out to the Uludag National Park near his hometown of Bursa, Turkey.

 

 

 

 

Japanese photographer Masahiro Miyasaka captured an icy scene in Nagano, Japan, with the blue stars of the Pleiades glowing overhead. Despite the icy glow, blue stars are actually much hotter and more massive than red stars.

 

 

 

 

American photographer Robert Franke used narrowband filters to increase the detail in this image of the 'Witch's Broom' nebula - the remnants of an ancient explosion in deep space.

 

Part of the Veil Nebula, the ‘Witch’s Broom’ is the glowing debris from a supernova explosion – the violent death of a massive star.

Although the supernova occurred several thousand years ago, the gaseous debris is still expanding outwards, producing this vast cloud-like structure.

 

 

 

 

American photographer Michael A Rosinski's image blends artificial light, swarms of fireflies, and the long arcs of star trails overhead, captured using long exposures.
American photographer Michael A Rosinski's image blends artificial light, swarms of fireflies, and the long arcs of star trails overhead, captured using long exposures.

 

 

 

 

Crowds around the world gathered to watch the rare moment when Venus passed in front of our sun earlier this year.

 

Photographer Chris Warren captured this image in Blackheath, London, in one shot using a 'Hydrogen-Alpha' filter, when the clouds briefly parted to allow a glimpse of the event.
Crowds around the world gathered to watch the rare moment when Venus passed in front of our sun earlier this year.

 

Photographer Chris Warren captured this image in Blackheath, London, in one shot using a 'Hydrogen-Alpha' filter, when the clouds briefly parted to allow a glimpse of the event.

 

 

 

 

British astrophotographer Damian Peach captured this series of stills of the surface of Mars - offering a complete picture of the hostile world currently being explored by Nasa's Curiosity rover. It shows the gleaming north polar cap of frozen water and carbon dioxide, the red equatorial deserts and the darker southern highlands. The photographer has captured an amazing level of detail, including wispy clouds in the thin Martian atmosphere.

 

British astrophotographer Damian Peach captured this series of stills of the surface of Mars - offering a complete picture of the hostile world currently being explored by Nasa's Curiosity rover. It shows the gleaming north polar cap of frozen water and carbon dioxide, the red equatorial deserts and the darker southern highlands. The photographer has captured an amazing level of detail, including wispy clouds in the thin Martian atmosphere.

 

 

 

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Comment by Pat Grabham on October 2, 2012 at 9:39pm

Hi Melodie,

Wow... all the pictures are amazing.

 

It reinforces in our minds, just how awesome the Universe is.  It must have been wonderful for the photographers seeing those views as they did.

 

I was reading a channelling from Aquarius Channellings I believe, by Wes the other day, and he had written a very interesting post from his guide whose name was Solar-Ra, who lives on the sun.  It was very interesting.

 

Thank you for sharing.

 

Pat

Comment by W. Wong on October 2, 2012 at 9:53pm

So good, very great pics.

Comment by GORAN AMOR on October 3, 2012 at 1:24am

Thank you great pictures

Comment by Melodie Munro on October 3, 2012 at 7:55am

That sounds really interesting Pat, I don't supose you still have that, I would love to read it if you have.

Thank you to everyone here that made comments about this blog. They are amazing pics. Love and Blessings. Melodie

Comment by Pat Grabham on October 3, 2012 at 1:00pm

Hi Melodie

 

I wanted to post the info here re Wes and SolarRa... but at the time the internet page would not let me.

 

Instead I had to do a blog posting

 

Pat

Comment by Melodie Munro on October 3, 2012 at 1:33pm

Thank you Pat, I will go and read. Blessings my Friend. Melodie

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