Top Astronomy Photos of the Year

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The spiral is the last throes of a dead star. More great photos here.

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3 Responses to “Top Astronomy Photos of the Year”

  1. #1 |  Robert | 

    And in that picture there’s at least another 30 obvious galaxies in the background. I love pictures like that.

  2. #2 |  Gordon | 

    Nice find; I, too, love astronomy photos — the universe is truly amazing!

    Another source for good photos is Astronomy Picture of the Day:

  3. #3 |  Bob Weber | 

    The “spiral” isn’t really a spiral, though our brains may want to interpret it so. It’s a series of concentric spherical surfaces formed by successive blow-offs from the dying star. Many of the galaxies in the picture are true spirals, though.