Namib Desert / Puppis A (NASA, Chandra, 10/05/10)
Editor's note: Something a little different than my usual posts. This beautiful series just crossed my desk, and they were too good not to share. It's a fascinating concept that compares astronomy images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to various Earth images, drawing parallels of composition and color. The series is called "From the Earth to the Heavens." If y'all enjoy this, let me know, and we'll scan in the other half-dozen or so images. Please view in large to get the best view of images and clear text. From the back of the postcard, supplementing the text in the graphic: On the right, the images of the cosmos are from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Chandra's X-ray images reveal the regions of the Universe where highly energetic and violent phenomena shine. Images on the left are aerial photographs taken of our home planet as part of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's "The Earth from Above" project. Please credit images as they appear in the graphic. A huge thank- you to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a NASA partner, for creating these gorgeous cards and making them available to us. Read more about Chandra: www.nasa.gov/chandra p.s. You can see all of our Chandra photos in the Chandra Group in Flickr at: www.flickr.com/groups/chandranasa/ We'd love to have you as a member!
Keywords: Namib. Desert. Namibia. Puppis A. Carina. Supernova. Chandra. Chandra X-ray Observatory. NASA. Astronomy.