APOF XXV

This edition has roughly twice the pictures, due to the results of the “Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2010” competition, from which I selected the first 8 slides.  (For any newcomers: mouse over the slideshow to access the PLAY/PAUSE/FWD/REV controls.)

The last slide doesn’t look like much but is great: the 1,235 candidate planets discovered since 2009, in transit with their “suns.”  Worth reading the explanation, which, as always, can be found in the gallery below the jump.

Bonus link:  Agricultural patterns viewed from space.  You’ll have to excuse the ecochondria in the article.

Some good stuff.

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