Photographer David Kingham created this composite image from 23 photos on August He writes, “Last night I went out to Snowy Range in Wyoming in search of dark skies for the Perseid meteor shower. (Photo by David Kingham)
“The Horsehead Nebula”. The photo of the Horsehead Nebula includes the folds of illuminated gases below the well-known formation. Winner in the Deep Space category. (Photo by Bill Snyder, USA/The Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 Contest)
Crescent Moon & Earth from space. "Quite possibly, the purpose of the universe is to provide a congenial home for self-conscious creatures who can ask profound questions and who can probe the nature of the universe itself.
The Black Eye Galaxy (Messier is a spiral galaxy with an apparent magnitude of lying approximately 24 million light years from Earth. It is sometimes also called the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy or Evil Eye Galaxy.