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That Night over Half Dome
Bernal Andreo, Yosemite National Parks, Deep Sky, Strike Synchronized, Half Dome, Meteor Shower, Night, Rogelio Bernal, Milky Way
APOD: 2014 May 2 - That Night over Half Dome
Halley Dust and Milky Way
Ears Mornings, Taylors Photography, Final Frontier, Mike Taylors, Small Ponds, Halley Dust, Night Sky, Planets Earth, Milky Way
APOD: 2014 May 9 - Halley Dust and Milky Way
The Colorful Clouds of Rho Ophiuchi
Bright Stars, Spaces, Dark Brown, Final Frontier, Rho Ophiuchi, Blue Lights, Astronomy, Colors Clouds, Pictures Day
COMET ISON UPDATE: Reports of naked-eye sightings of Comet ISON are coming in from around the world. Experienced observers put the comet's magntitude at +5.5 on Nov. 16th. This means it is now fully 10 times brighter than it was only three days ago before the outburst. To the naked eye, ISON appears as a faint smudge of pale green light low in the pre-dawn sky. The tail is so long, he couldn't fit the whole thing in the field of view. It's 8 million kilometers behind the comet's nucleus.
A little wisdom from Calvin + Hobbes "If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently."
Dust Jackets, Inspiration, Quotes, Stars, Deep Thoughts, Calvin And Hobbes, People, Book Jackets, Comics Strips
New International Dark Sky Park Opens in Michigan; Only Nine Others in the World : TreeHugger
Mackinac Island, Under The Stars, Lake Michigan, Dark Skys, Lakes Michigan, Northern Michigan, Parks Open, International Dark, Sky Parks
Star Cluster, Black Hole, Stars Cluster, Spaces, Galaxies, Cosmos, Big Bangs, Astronomy, Orion Nebulas
The Horsehead Nebula in Infrared from Hubble
Horsehead Nebulas, Horseheadnebula, Hubble Image, Hubble Spaces Telescope, Cosmo, Final Frontier, Hubble Telescope, Astronomy, Science
Spaces, Astronomy Pictures, Mists, Helmetshap Cosmic, Nor God, Image Credit, Cosmic Clouds, Thor Helmets, Martin Rusterholz
APOD: 2013 March 7 - Thor's Helmet
The Grand Canyon in the American southwest stretches across this early evening skyscape. The digitally stacked sequence reveals the canyon's layers of sedimentary rock in bright moonlight. Exposed sedimentary rock layers range in age from about 200 million to 2 billion years old, a window to history on a geological timescale. A recent study has found evidence that the canyon itself may have been carved by erosion as much as 70 million years ago.
Grand Canyon Star Trails
Bright Stars, Stars Trail, Image Credit, Beautiful Photographers, Awesome Photos, Canyon Stars, Babak Tafreshi, Planets Earth, Grand Canyon
The ‘Celestial Harp’- a theory that the movement of the stars and planets was related to music
Planets, Celestial Maps, Stars, Movement, Sacred Geometry, Celestial Harp, Abstract Drawings, Soul Music, Medieval Manuscript
Alaskan Moondogs ~~ Moonlight illuminates a snowy scene in this night land and skyscape made on January 17 from Lower Miller Creek, Alaska, USA. Sometimes called mock moons, a more scientific name for the luminous apparations is paraselenae. Analogous to a sundog or parhelion, a paraselene is produced by moonlight refracted through thin, hexagonal, plate-shaped ice crystals in high cirrus clouds.
Photos, Clouds, Alaskan Moondog, Ice Crystals, Scene, Astronomy, Night Sky, Sun, The Moon
NGC 602 and Beyond
Galaxies, Small Magellan, Mists, Magellan Clouds, The Universe, Stars, Spaces Telescope, Astronomy, Milky Way
Milky Way Galaxy, Atacama Deserts, Large Telescope, Starry Night, The Universe, Stars, Sky Survey, Night Sky, Outer Spaces
The United States
Lights Maps, Trav'Lin Lights, Electric Lights, Appalachian Mountain, Night Lights, Dark, Nasa Image, Blog, Earth Electric
Merging NGC 2623
Astronomy Pictures, Ngc 2623, Merge Ngc, Galaxies Ngc, Image Credit, Merge Galaxies, Ngc2623, Milky Way, Legacy Archives
Pan-STARRS and Nebulae
Astronomy Pictures, Pan Starr, Stars, Nebulas Image, Image Credit, Colors Schemes, Night Sky, Fields, Panstarr
October 12, 2012. A meteorite from Mars crashed into Tissint, Morocco, in July 2011. Few things are as rare as a piece of rock that falls from outer space and crashes onto Earth. Among the most prized of these meteorites are from Mars. This weekend you can buy a piece of it! That is, if you have a few hundred thousand dollars you don't mind parting with... :)
A Piece Of Mars: A fragment of the meteor that crashed into Tissint, Morocco, in July 2011.
view of Earth from orbit (Suomi-NPP satellite, Oct8th). The spectacular waves of visible light emission rolling above the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario in the upper half of the frame are the Aurora Borealis or northern lights. Encircling the poles and extending to lower latitudes, impressive aurorae seen during the past few days are due to strong geomagnetic storms. The storms were triggered by a solar coronal mass impacting Earth's magnetosphere some three days later.
Aurorae over Planet Earth