The Aliceara Memoria Jay Yamada ‘Kauai’ Orchid. As a part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift of the cherry blossom trees to Washington, D.C. various orchids are exhibited.
Cymbidium at U.S botanical garden.
Clown Show orchid.
Peter Black orchid.
The oldest recorded supernova was observed by the Chinese in 185 A.D., when documenting a mysterious guest star that remained in the sky for eight months. This is a multi-wavelength view of all that remains of the oldest documented supernova, named RCW 86. Data from four different space telescopes were used to create this image.
A young and exceptionally bright supernova remnant in our Galaxy. Located toward the center of the Milky Way, about 14,700 light years from Earth.
160,000 light years away in a large magellanic cloud 2,400 massive stars in the center of 30 Doradus are producing intense radiation and powerful winds as they blow off material.
At a distance of 1,500 light years the Orion Nebula is one of the closest star formation regions from Earth.
Massive young stars captured by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.