Categories: 2012

Astrophoto for December 21, 2012: Stars over the Temple of Quetzalcoatl

Templo de la Serpiente Emplumada / Temple of Quetzalcoatl. Credit: César Cantú. Click on the image for access to a larger version.

Our friend César Cantú sent us this image today, and it seemed perfect to share on the day where nothing apocalyptic happened. Hopefully, the day turned out for all our readers as only a chance to have a party and share a few jokes, to realize the specialness of those around you, or just to finish up your holiday preparations.

As someone once said, “Live long and prosper,” and as 2012 comes soon to a close, that is our wish to all of you.

(That, and please don’t believe any of those crazy doomsday prophesies anymore.)

Nancy Atkinson

Nancy has been with Universe Today since 2004. She is the author of a new book on the Apollo program, "Eight Years to the Moon," which shares the stories of 60 engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to make landing on the Moon possible. Her first book, "Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos" tells the stories of those who work on NASA's robotic missions to explore the Solar System and beyond.

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  • bullshit why u mouth said it sorry dont made up story it there why because u never get it i right so im telling u this is secound earth okay so where the first earth u cannot see because i have my friends who did the same story i had because we talk and i know what i saw that someone who draw a mark on my tv and tell me there is a line up planet

  • From Mayan Temple of the "Feathered Serpent", of history legends old,
    A fine celestial star scene captured, in Central American(?) twilight to behold,

    The gloom and doom of a prophecy, another deceit to light of day, now exposed.
    In its false vision, many did find alarm, but the World, troubled as it is, still goes on.

    Lessons to excavate from this latest fraud, but how many will consider and learn?
    If the past is a key to the future, some few may, but must, its value will not discern.

  • Hi can you see in the picture in the sky a boy or a man running from the dark clouds?
    You can see his eyes/ 2 stars and the contures of his head and bady whats up with that?

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