Amazing Photos of Celestial Beauty

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August 08, 2007 | 124,770 views

Some of the most beautiful things in the world are not of this world at all, but rather are part of outer space.

I‘ve been interested in science and math for as long as I can remember -- I signed up for a subscription to Popular Science almost 40 years ago and I still look forward to each and every issue. I even considered joining the Air Force Academy, with the intention of becoming an astronaut at one point, before I settled in on health care instead.

This image is of the Sombrero Galaxy. The red ring is a band of dust that encircles the entire galaxy.

This site also has a wonderful, ultraviolet video of the sun, taken by NASA‘s SOHO spacecraft, which offers a fantastic, not often seen view of the rotating sun -- complete with its solar flares and whirling magnetic loops. It‘s a must see !

Orbiting Frog July 25, 2007