Friday, June 26, 2009

Jupiter Rising

NASA has a website featuring a different photograph every day. If you're interested in either outer space or photography, you may want to bookmark their site. Whether acquired from the Hubble Space Telescope, International Space Station or an Earthbound observatory, their photographs are routinely awe inspiring.

This is a shot of Jupiter rising in a summer sky over the ancient port city of Ephesus on the western coast of what is now Turkey. The arc of the Milky Way is also visible in the sky. The ruins of the Roman Temple of Hadrian are to the left.

Ephesus is also the site of a large gladiators' graveyard.

The photograph is copyrighted by Tunc Tezel (TWAN).