IYL 2015 Images

  • VEGA


    Macro photography of the incandescent filaments of a light bulb. The title of the photograph has been taken from an existing star name, as a reference to the primal source of light seen by humans.
    Image Credit: Photograph submitted by Spanish photographer Manel Armengol. © Manel Armengol 1983
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  • lorna

    Light Portal - A journey into inner space

    This is a photo of a light sculpture made from layers of sculpted thermoplastics, resin, iridescent and fusible films, transparent paints, resin, LED light from a light box. This initial light portal was created and then integrated into a larger installation: Light-Life Ignite: http://www.movinglightart.com/#!wac-arts-2015/cp74 The installation is about how the interaction between light and life ignites new, ever-changing unexpected rivers of flowing light and colour which radiate into the world. Life-Light Ignite pays tribute to the United Nations International Year of Light 2015.
    Image Credit: Copyright: Lorna Carmen McNeill 2015. www.LornaCarmenMcNeill.com
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  • m16

    M16/Eagle Nebula 6500 light years

    Ultraviolet light from a group of young, massive stars is blasting and sculpting clouds of gas and dust that contain stars being born deep inside. This region was made famous from the release of a Hubble image in 1995 that became known as the “Pillars of Creation.” This new version of the image, also known as M16, takes advantage of Hubble's upgraded instrumentation, allowing an even more spectacular view. In this image of ultraviolet and visible light, oxygen emission is blue, sulfur is orange, and hydrogen and nitrogen are green.
    Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
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  • m51

    M51 30 million light years

    By combining light from several different telescopes, this image reveals information about the galaxy known as M51, which could never be gleaned from just one band of light. NASA’s Chandra finds point-like X-ray sources (represented in purple) that are black holes and neutron stars in binary star systems, along with a diffuse glow of hot gas. Visible light data from Hubble (green) and infrared data Spitzer (red) both highlight long lanes of stars and gas laced with dust. A view of M51 with GALEX shows hot, young stars that produce lots of ultraviolet light (blue).
    Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; UV: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Optical: NASA/STScI; IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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  • cosmic_microwave

    Cosmic Microwave Background 13.7 billion light years

    The cosmic microwave background is the oldest light in the Universe, the afterglow of the Big Bang. This ancient light arrives to us not as the type of light we can see with our eyes, but in the form of microwaves, a type of light with wavelengths between radio and infrared light. This image was made by the WMAP satellite and shows the whole sky unfolded onto a flat image. The different colors show tiny variations in temperature that existed when the Universe was about 380,000 years old, and had cooled enough after the Big Bang for light to pass. These fluctuations are thought to be the structures that eventually formed into galaxies.
    Image Credit: NASA/WMAP Science Team
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