I have a huge fear of photos of certain things in space. Here's a list:
- I am not scared of photos of stars (like the sun or distant stars), galaxy or star clusters (far away enough so the galaxies are not too large, like this one: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/Heic1401a-Abell2744-20140107.jpg/800px-Heic1401a-Abell2744-20140107.jpg)
- I am also not scared of comets
- Asteroids are not very frightening, only a little bit
When I look at photos of these, my heart begins to race. I have a book with these photos in it and I can not look at it in bed or I fear I will have nightmares (I have had nightmares of me flying through space before).
Is there an explanation / name for a phobia similar to this? Thanks!