Caturday’s Astronomy Pix for September 30 – October 6, 2012

A newly expanded image of the Helix nebula len...

A newly expanded image of the Helix nebula lends a festive touch to the fourth anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. This spectacular object, a dying star unraveling into space, is a favorite of amateur and professional astronomers alike. Spitzer has mapped the expansive outer structure of the six-light-year-wide nebula, and probed the inner region around the central dead star to reveal what appears to be a planetary system that survived the star’s chaotic death throes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Galaxy Collision in NGC 6745

Introducing Comet ISON

An Ancient Stream Bank on Mars

Goat Aurora Over Greenland

NGC 7293: The Helix Nebula

Aurora and Fireball Over Norway

At the Heart of Orion

Caturday’s Astronomy Pix is a weekly installment, published each weekend with links to each daily entry on NASA’s website Astronomy Picture of the Day. I hope you enjoy looking at these often breathtaking images as much as I do.

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