So much incredible #scifi #writing inspiration out there. For today’s, how about a factory that makes stars? Thank you NASA!

From APOD. Cygnus-X: The Inner Workings of a Nearby Star Factory. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA


More #scifi #writing inspiration: The Heavens Afire. This is the Large Magellanic Cloud, which in this IR image looks like a massive cosmic fireball.

Infrared Portrait of the Large Magellanic Cloud. Image Credit:  ESA / NASA / JPL-Caltech / STScI


A photo of Saturn taken by the NASA probe Voyager 1 on November 16, 1980.  The spacecraft, nearly 11 billion miles from the Sun, will shortly become the first human-made object to leave the Solar System and enter a region of interstellar space dubbed “cosmic purgatory.”

Where no one has gone before.

(Photo: Voyager 1 / NASA via the Telegraph)

If this isn’t inspiration for #writing science fiction, I don’t know what is…

More #scifi #writing #inspiration from #NASA. A powerful image of the galaxy Centaurus A, at the center of which is thought to be a massive black hole. You can’t make this stuff up.

Across the Center of Centaurus A 
Image Credit: NASAESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA) – ESA/Hubble Collaboration; Acknowledgement: R. O’Connell (U. Virginia)

#scifi #writing #photo inspiration: landslide on an asteroid. This closeup of a 500-km asteroid is pretty amazing. I’ve never really thought about how these things aren’t static and unchanging. Imagine the rigors as they hurtle through space.

A Landslide on Asteroid Vesta. Image Credit: (NASA’s APOD) NASAJPL-CaltechUCLA, MPS, DLR, IDA