It’s sunshine, but not as we know it

X-rays and ultraviolet (UV) light stream off the surface of the sun, in this false colour image from JPL, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (now part of NASA). The X-rays are shown in green and blue, with the UV shown in red.

I have long loved the pictures from NASA, going right back to the earliest ones: the famous blue marble from Apollo 17, and the still iconic Earthrise. I had a huge poster of this one on my wall at university. Very fond memories of the Apollo missions…

“Earthrise” taken by Apollo 8 crewmember Bill Anders on December 24, 1968, while in orbit around the Moon, showing the Earth rising above the lunar horizon.

More info and lots more images are here.

About Noel G

My sites are a mélange. A collection; a library; a museum: of things I like, or find thought provoking. To make them easy for me to find if nothing else.

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