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SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 This is a photograph of a phenomenon called airglow over Bangladesh.

It occurs
when gravity and chemical reactions in the atmosphere produce unique patterns of light. I chose this
because it is an interesting example of the unique things that can happen in our own atmosphere.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 Weve all seen rainbows that occur after a rainstorm. This is a moonbow.
Rainbows are produced by sunlight reflected in raindrops. But a moonbow happens when moonlight is
reflected in raindrops. It is a good example of how things can happen under different circumstances.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 Auroras can be beautiful. This is downright amazing. This happens when the sun
ejects plasma clouds into the solar system and ionized particles interact with Earths magnetosphere. I
chose this because it has both the aurora below and the starscape above.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 When a massive star explodes material is ejected outward. This is Puppis A
blasting dust and gas into the interstellar medium. The vivid color come from a mashup of x-ray and
infrared observations. I chose this because it illustrates what beauty exists beyond our ability to sense.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 This is a photograph of stars and galaxies reflecting in a pool in northern Chile. It
is a mosaic of 12 images combined. The diagonal mass on the right is the Milky Way. I chose this
because it shows the astounding beauty of what we can perceive with only a camera on Earths surface.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 When a sunspot releases flares into the solar system, large amounts of particles
interact with the magnetic field of earth. Under these circumstances beautiful auroras happen like this
one in Wisconsin. I chose this because of the mountains framing the green and pink of the aurora.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 This is a digital photograph of interstellar dust and starlight in the Milky Way
galaxy. On the right you can see Mars, Saturn, and Zubenelgenubi forming the triangle. I chose this
because you can see the Milky Way and a couple of the planets in our solar system together.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 This is what happens when a spacecraft orbiting Saturn captures an image of
Saturns ring facing the Sun. This is a very lucky photo because the rings are so thin and have thus far
been impossible to view from Earth. I chose it because Saturn is a favorite of mine.

OCTOBER 1, 2014 This is a photograph of the nebulae of a dying star called NGC 6302. It was taken by
the Hubble Space Telescope. They call it the Butterfly Nebula because of the hot wings of dust flying
outward remind one of the popular insect. I chose this because the reprocessed colors are fantastic.

OCTOBER 3, 2014 This is a photograph of the sky above Sweden during the autumnal equinox. The
unique image is produced by stereographic projection. I chose it because it shows how our perspective
of up and down is not necessarily what we think it is illustrated by the Milky Way in the center.

OCTOBER 6, 2014 This is an awesome image of the AMS aboard the International Space Station. The
AMS is an alpha magnetic spectrometer. An AMS records how often it is struck by high energy electrons
and positrons. I chose it because its a cool example how far humanity has come and how small we are.

OCTOBER 7, 2014 This is a photograph of two sandstone Monoliths, the Temple of the Sun and the
Temple of the Moon, that show the arm of the Milky Way extending across the sky. I chose this because
I have been to Capitol Reef and I like how the beauty below is complemented by the beauty above.

OCTOBER 16, 2014 This is a selfie taken by the Rosetta spacecraft only 16 kilometers from the comet
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. You can see the comet beyond the photo. The comet has a double lobed
nucleus. I chose it because the spacecraft is going to do something very cool in the near future.

OCTOBER 18, 2014 This is a gorgeous image of the emission nebula IC 1805. The patterns of dust and
gas are formed by stellar wind emitted from the star Melotte 15. I chose this picture because of it is a
beautiful image with a beautiful name; The Heart Nebula.

OCTOBER 24, 2014 This image was taken during a partial solar eclipse. Displayed here is a massive
sunspot group on the surface of the sun. This is a fairly small example of a sunspot but is comparable in
size to Jupiter. I chose this because it is a vivid illustration of the chaos swirling on the surface of the sun.

OCTOBER 26, 214 This is a computer generated image that illustrates what would happen if you could
get close to a black hole. Because of its massive gravity the black hole can even bend light towards itself.
I chose it because I like learning about black holes because they change the way we think about physics.

OCTOBER 30, 2014 This dark and ominous image is a close up of the Eastern Veil Nebula. It is the
debris cloud that remained after a massive star died. Hydrogen and oxygen floating in space only make
up a space about the size of the moon. I chose this because the colors are creepily stunning.

NOVEMBER 3, 2014 This bodacious photograph was taken above the Austnestfjorden fjord in Norway.
The green aurora was seen after two days of storms gave way to clear skies. I chose this photograph
because of the mountain and the town and the phenomenal aurora all combined make a good image.

NOVEMBER 7, 2014 This is a cylindrical projection global map of Saturns moon Dione from
accumulated data over 10 years from the Cassini spacecraft. It displays a plethora of surface activity. I
chose this because it shows that there is a lot going on out there even in our own solar system.

NOVEMBER 9, 2014 This is a planetary nebula known as the Cats Eye as photographed by the Hubble
Space Telescope. It might have achieved this shape from pulses of energy pushing layers of material
outward. I think the reason I chose this is pretty obvious; it is unbelievably beautiful.

NOVEMBER 11, 2014 The Orion constellation is famous for its 3 stars making up Orions belt. This close
up image of the constellation shows a much different picture. The hydrogen gas and dark brown dust
will go on to form new stars. I chose this because it shows that things are not always what we think.

NOVEMBER 14, 2014 This is one of the most historically important photographs ever taken. The
Rosetta spacecraft has landed its lander on a comet. I chose this picture because the guy who was
largely responsible for this accomplishment is a pretty chill dude with tattoos and facial hair. Awesome.

NOVEMBER 16, 2014 This is a photograph of the Leonids meteor shower. This was taken above the
Torre de la Guaita in Girona, Spain. The shower produced enough meteors to be considered a true
meteor shower. I chose this because it shows an ancient tower photographed by modern technology.

NOVEMBER 22, 2014 This is my favorite picture of them all. This is a reprocessed image of the largest
recorded sunspot of the last 24 years. It created 6 X-class flares. These are ultraviolet images and I chose
this because it is humbling and terrifying at the same time. We are so small compared to this.

NOVEMBER 27, 2014 This is a newly remastered image of the photographs taken by the Galileo
spacecraft in the 1990s. It is an image of Europa, one of Jupiters moons. Because of the tidal flex the
oceans of this moon are liquid and may support life. I chose this because of the possibility of life.

NOVEMBER 28, 2014 This is the cosmic cloud NGC 281. The nebular glow is produced when young
massive starlight passes through pillars of dust and gas formed by stellar wind. I chose this because you
can almost feel the stars behind the nebula shining their light through the matter.