A Fine Picture: Staring at the Sun

Being able to use my laptop as a window into astronomical images continues to amaze me. (Made me sign up for Slooh, which allows you not merely to see these astonishing images, but to operate a telescope half a globe away).

Two pix to contemplate today:

Bad Astronomy’s piece on Alan Friedman’s image of the sun “in the light of hydrogen” (which blogger Phil Plait explains in his engaging way.)

And for sheer “the heavens above us” beauty, NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day is hard to beat. Today’s is a shot of the Milky Way over Monument Valley.

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