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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#Scifi #writing inspiration: The arms of the Grand Spiral Galaxy

Some more wondrous stellar imagery from NASA. What’s just as impressive as the visible cosmos is the INVISIBLE matter. Click the link to read more at the Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Grand Spiral Galaxy NGC 1232 Image Credit: FORS8.2-meter VLT AntuESO

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