Monday, April 25, 2005

Scalzi Photo Assignment- Hubble Pics

The Monday Photo Shoot: Show off your favorite Hubble Space Telescope image. Tell us why you love it.


I love this photo - probably because of the colors (my favorites - purple and red) and the multitude of amazing stars.  Its interesting also that the caption compares it to one of my favorite paintings - Starry Night by VanGogh.  For some reason it also reminds me of a giant red eyeball, but I like the Starry Night thing much better.  Its just brilliant.

'Starry Night'

This image resembling Vincent van Gogh's painting, 'Starry Night,' is Hubble's view of an expanding halo of light around a distant star, named V838 Monocerotis. A red supergiant star glows at the middle of the image. (Hubble Heritage Team / NASA)


PS it is completely legal to borrow pics from this website and I've used them often - just be sure to save it to your space instead of linking to the site.


pixiedustnme said...

dang, i like this one too!

jmorancoyle said...

    Your picture reminds me of a huge ruby ring. It is beautiful. Thank you for the link, I really enjoyed the web site!

fisherkristina said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! -Krissy

cneinhorn said...

cool! looks like a big mouth, LOL