Category: Plants/Flowers

Giant Ferns of Antoniadi

NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Dark branches resem­bling giant ferns cross the floor of Anto­niadi Crater in this <a title=“Branched fea­tures on the floor of Anto­niadi Crater” tar­get=” href=“”>image from the HiRISE cam­era aboard NASA’s Mars Recon­nais­sance Orbiter.

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Billowy Flower

Z. Levay (STScI/AURA/NASA), T.A. Rec­tor (Uni­ver­sity of Alaska Anchor­age) and H. Schweiker (NOAO/AURA/NSF)

Bil­lowy fil­a­ments of gas and dust cre­ate the flower shaped NGC 1999 in this image from the National Sci­ence Foundation’s May­all 4-meter tele­scope on Kitt Peak.

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Rosy Nursery

Credit: ESO

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A Shrouded Petal

Credit: ESA/NASA Hub­ble

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Baubles and Flowers

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al & ESA/XMM-Newton; Opti­cal: AURA/NOAO/CTIO/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al

A glow­ing bauble high­lights a star-forming flower in this image from NASA’s Chan­dra X-ray Obser­va­tory.

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The ancient peo­ples saw pic­tures in the sky. From those pat­terns in the heav­ens, ancient sto­ry­tellers cre­ated leg­ends about heroes, maid­ens, drag­ons, bears, cen­taurs, dogs and myth­i­cal crea­tures…
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