Top ten Space photos of 2008 — National Geographic

Supernova Creates “Ribbon” in Space
Like a ribbon trailing from a parade float, a streamer of hydrogen gas seems to waft across the stars in an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

 

Top ten Space photos of 2008 — National Geographic

New Supernova “Gumball” Picture
The remnant of a supernova, first seen from Earth more than a thousand years ago, hangs like a gumball in a composite image released by NASA in June.

 

Top ten Space photos of 2008 — National Geographic

New Hi-Res Views of Mars’s ”Fear” Moon Unveiled
In April the Mars-orbiting HiRISE camera caught new high-resolution snapshots of Phobos, a Martian moon named for the Greek god of horror.

 

Top ten Space photos of 2008 — National Geographic

First Mars Avalanches Seen In Action
NASA scientists might have been yodeling for joy in March when they saw the first-ever picture of active landslides occurring on Mars.

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