Orion Nebula: The Hubble View


Very few cosmic spacescapes excite my imagination in a way that the Orion Nebula does, this recently published ‘super hi-res’ image from the Hubble telescope is pretty damn epic.

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Also known as M42, the nebula’s glowing gas surrounds hot young stars at the edge of an immense interstellar molecular cloud only 1,500 light-years away. The Orion Nebula offers one of the best opportunities to study how stars are born partly because it is the nearest large star-forming region, but also because the nebula’s energetic stars have blown away obscuring gas and dust clouds that would otherwise block our view – providing an intimate look at a range of ongoing stages of starbirth and evolution. This detailed image of the Orion Nebula is the sharpest ever, constructed using data from the Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys and the European Southern Observatory’s La Silla 2.2 meter telescope. The mosaic contains a billion pixels at full resolution and reveals about 3,000 stars.

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Film & Song Maps

What’s not to love about these stunning Film & Song inspired maps by Dorothy, both are based on the vintage style of a LA street map, their new edition ‘Film Map’ is made up entirely from film titles and features over 900 films which if you click on any of the images you’ll launch the New ‘Version 2’ of the WordPress Photo Carousel (which I have to say is very slick) and be able to see the names in more detail and now you can ‘Like’ individual images instead of the whole Blog post.

This is their second in a series of highly popular ‘Map’ Prints with Song Map being the first, which was made up of 390 song titles: from Highway to Hell to Penny Lane, Itchycoo Park to Heartbreak Hotel.

Celebration VI Art

Star Wars Celebration VI Poster - On the Hunt for the Great Chewbacca by Christian Waggoner
Star Wars Celebration VI Poster – On the Hunt for the Great Chewbacca by Christian Waggoner

Star Wars Celebration VI Poster - The Saga of Solo by Mark McHaley Star Wars Celebration VI Poster - Gioconda Amidala by Erik Maell Star Wars Celebration VI Poster - Return of the Jedi by Joe Corroney Star Wars Celebration VI Poster - The Bad Guys by Doug Wheatley

Star Wars Celebration VI Poster - His Vision Returns by Chris Trevas
Star Wars Celebration VI Poster – His Vision Returns by Chris Trevas

His Vision Returns: Who’s vision wouldn’t return with a sight like that to behold

Star Wars Celebration VI Poster - by Carlos Garzon
Star Wars Celebration VI Poster – by Carlos Garzon

Do or do not, There is no try.