A Guide to the Cosmos

Via the NYT discussion of “Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle,” we get these outstanding photos, an “an exquisite picture guide to the universe by Michael Benson, a photographer, journalist and filmmaker, and obviously a longtime space buff.”

The Andromeda Galaxy

Cat’s Paw Nebula

The colliding Antenna Galaxies

Carina Nebula (note the eerily suspended Bok Globules — larva-like clouds of molecular hydrogen, helium and silicate dust visible throughout the nebula)

Pillars of Creation” in the Eagle Nebula

Witch Head Nebula

Carina Nebula

NGC 2264, the region surrounding and including the Cone Nebula

Crab Nebula

Horsehead Nebula

“Anemic” galaxy NGC 4921

NGC 6559

The Pelican Nebula

The Snake Nebula

Rosette Nebula

Books on Science: A Guide to the Cosmos, in Words and Images
NYT, January 4, 2010

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