Michael at Slacker Astronomy (love the title) hosts the diamond (that’s elemental carbon) edition–the 60th–of the Carnival of Space.
The above image is the horsehead nebula, via the NASA image of the day site. Michael has another image at the SA blog taken with a different filter. My daughter would approve of the purple there. And the horse, of course. I like this image above, showing up hydrogen (in red and blue) and oxygen (the little bit of green) in this vast cloud. If there’s any carbon there, it’s in the dark parts forming the horse’s head.
Hopefully on these hot days of summer, you’re enjoying the Terran mixture of those two elemental gases and chilling, if you’re not slacking outright.