2010 is coming to an end soon. In addition to environmental pictures, aerial photographs and weekly images, today’s photos will show you astonishing space images. All of the pictures are taken by Hubble space telescope, Big Bear Solar Observatory or European Space Agency\’s Rosetta spacecraft. These are breathtaking images that you can not see with your bare eyes. They are recorded at very long wavelengths and invisible to the eye; but some pictures even show the dust and gas of a new planet. These images are surely beautiful and astonishing to look at.


Annular Eclipse Over Bangkok

An airplane is silhouetted against the first solar eclipse of the decade in Bangkok, Thailand. Not everyone in Africa and Asia could see the ellipse’s “ring of fire” on January 15, 2010.

According to the report, the partial eclipse of the moon marked 57 to 80 percent of the sun in Thailand.


Mars and a Moonbow

Mars is shining with the moon bow in the area of Hawaii’s Haleakala volcano in January. The moon bow is created from tiny water droplets in the moonlight.


Hayabusa\’s Fiery Return

Like a burning firework, Japanese space probe Hayabusa returns back to earth on June 13. The spacecraft brings back samples from space.


Close Encounter With Lutetia

Asteroid 21 Lutetia is exposed in a picture by the European Space Agency\’s Rosetta spacecraft in June. The 81-mile-wide Lutetia has visible sharp edge at the bottom.


Gulf Oil Spill\’s Spread

A satellite picture taken in April features visible crude oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.


Hubble\’s Mystic Mountain

On the celebrations for Hubble\’s 20th anniversary, a picture of colorful, craggy column of dust and gas from the Mystic Mountain stars was released on April 23.

 In fact, the young star constantly emits radiation from inside.


Big Bear\’s Sunspot

Big Bear Solar Observatory in the San Bernardino Mountains of California captured the crisp view of sunspot in August. The sunspot is 12.875 km diameter – bigger than out planet.


“Ephemeral” Lake

Lake Eyre is the largest lake in Australia; however, the lake is filled just three times during the past 150 years. In a satellite picture in August 2006, the southern Australia\’s Lake Eyre features a grimacing face in the patches.


Aurora Australis From Space

Astronauts are impressed by aurora hovering over the southern Indian Ocean. The auroras often occur when charged particles from the sun collide with the Earth’s upper atmosphere.


Star Death in 3-D

The hourglass shape of the supernova remnant SN 1987A is captured in August after the exploded star.



Related links:

Stunning Images in “Combat Climate Change” Day

Most Outstanding Events in Pictures (November 2010)

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