Caturday’s Astronomy Pix for June 24-30, 2012

English: A photograph taken by NASA astronaut ...

English: A photograph taken by NASA astronaut of the Apollo 17 at its final resting place in the valley. The can be seen in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Apollo 17 at Shorty Crater

Milky Way Over Piton de l’Eau

A Sundial that Shows Solstice

Simeis 188 in Stars, Dust and Gas

In the Glare of Alpha Centauri

Dark Clouds in Aquila

Conjunctions near Dawn

Nederlands: Apollo 17 - NASA - publiek domein

Nederlands: Apollo 17 – NASA – publiek domein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Caturday’s Astronomy Pix is a weekly installment, published each weekend between 7:31 and 8:30 AM, with links to each daily entry on NASA’s website Astronomy Picture of the Day. I hope you enjoy looking at these often breathtaking images as much as I do.

Fractal of the Week: Vriddau Phi

All images in this post are original works by the author, and are copyright 2012 Troy Loy

“Faith is the surrender of the mind; it’s the surrender of reason, it’s the surrender of the only thing that makes us different from other mammals. It’s our need to believe, and to surrender our skepticism and our reason, our yearning to discard that and put all our trust or faith in someone or something, that is the sinister thing to me. Of all the supposed virtues, faith must be the most overrated.”