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4/24/13 at 10:57 PM 4 Comments

Photo Gallery: Look at the Heavens

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As a child I would visit my grandfather who lived in a small rural town. Without the light pollution, I could walk outside at night and see a large number of stars. The universe was larger than life.

Now that I'm an adult my favorite way to explore the skies is by looking at photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. These are some of my favorite photos from NASA.Each photo is shared with a Creative Commons license which means they can legally be shared.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?- Psalm 8:3-4

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Horsehead Nebula

One of the best known parts of the Bible is Genesis chapter one which begins the creation story. The sun makes its appearance here.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.- Genesis 1:3

Credit: NASA/SDO
Light from the sun travels 93 million miles to earth.

This next photo is of a planetary nebula which The Free Dictionary defines as "low-mass star in a later stage of its evolution during which the star ejects its outer layers, often in an expanding spherical shell, exposing the hot stellar core."

Photo: ESA/Hubble and NASA
This planetary nebula is named ESO 456-67.

This final picture is of the planet Mercury. The word Mercury appears in some Bible translations.

And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercury, because he was the chief speaker. - Acts 14:12 ESV

Photo: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
The planet Mercury
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