The best images of the Universe for this week

Hubble Peers into the Most Crowded Place in the Milky Way

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image presents the Arches Cluster, the densest known star cluster in the Milky Way.
Image credit: NASA/ESA



Europa’s Jupiter-Facing Hemisphere

This 12-frame mosaic provides the highest resolution view ever obtained of the side of Jupiter’s moon Europa that faces the giant planet. It was obtained on Nov. 25, 1999 by the camera onboard the Galileo spacecraft, a past NASA mission to Jupiter and its moons which ended in 2003.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Coronal Loops Over a Sunspot Group

The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory images the solar atmosphere in multiple wavelengths to link changes in the surface to interior changes.
Image credit: NASA SDO

Damn that’s pretty. I teach astronomy so this is great stuff to see. :smiley:

Space is awesome. I didn’t know that Nuclear, noice. =O