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

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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