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Sky High Excellent view of the docked Apollo 9 Command and Service Modules CSM and Lunar Module LM, with Earth in the background, during astronaut David R. Scott’s stand-up Extravehicular Activity EVA, on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. Scott, command module pilot, is standing in the open hatch of the Command Module CM. Film magazine was E,film type was SO-368 Ektachrome with 0.460 - 0.710 micrometers film / filter transmittance response and haze filter,80mm lens.
Anticrepuscular Rays Over Wyoming (Feb 21 2012) Image Credit & Copyright: Nate Cassell What's happening over the horizon? Although the scene may appear somehow supernatural, nothing more unusual is occurring than a setting Sun and some well placed clouds. Pictured above are anticrepuscular rays. To understand them, start by picturing common crepuscular rays that are seen any time that sunlight pours though scattered clouds. #astronomy Aurora Sky, Astronomy Pictures, Morning Glories, Eye Catching, Science Spac, Weather Anomaly, Wyoming Our, Clouds Illusions
Lunar halo, full parhelic circle, 2 sundogs a 120 parhelion - real photo by Paul Hänninem taken in the Finnish lapland.
Gold, Emerald and Diamond Ring, Olivier Reza The impressive geometric ring featuring an emerald-cut diamond weighing 9.88 carats and framed by 2 half-moon shaped Colombian emeralds weighing 11.44 carats.
Francisco Negroni from Chile won the Earth's Environments prize for photographing the lightning near an erupting volcano
Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star after Two Decades of Searching. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have identified the blue helium-burning companion star, seen at the center of the expanding nebula of debris from the supernova.
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One of my favs also! ..."Orion- My favorite constellation, home to my favorite star, and home to the most amazing thing I can see with the naked eye, the orion nebula :-)"
kenobi-wan-obi: The Brown Ghoul: vdB 141 vdB 141 is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes referred to as the ghost nebula, its awkward name is its catalog number in Sidney van den Bergh’s catalog of reflection nebulae, published in 1966. Several stars are embedded in the nebula. Their light gives it a ghoulish brown color.
Creation of the Earth -- The Earth has since its beginning gone through many changes and many evolutions · read more....
Attractive specimen featuring golden Calcite crystals surrounded blue Fluorite cubes! This is a eye catcher and the Calcite tips are complete & in excellent shape. The Fluorite cubes are surrounded on all sides, making for a beautiful combo & display. From the Bethel Level Green Tracts, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois. Measures 5.7 cm by 5.3 cm by 4 cm in total size. Circa 1950's to early 1960s - Ex. Bynum Mineral Collection / Mineral Friends Fluorite Cubes, Blue Fluorite, Crystals Minerals Gemstone, Gem Stones, Features Golden, Calcite Crystals, Attraction Specimen, 250296 Bytes, Crystals Surroundings
Attractive specimen featuring golden Calcite crystals surrounded blue Fluorite cubes! This is a eye catcher and the Calcite tips are complete and in excellent shape. The Fluorite cubes are surrounded on all sides, making for a beautiful combo and display. From the Bethel Level Green Tracts, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois. Measures 5.7 cm by 5.3 cm by 4 cm in total size. Circa 1950's to early 1960s - Ex. Bynum Mineral Collection
Like a Diamond in the Sky - A dark Sun hung over Queensland, Australia on Wednesday morning during a much anticipated total solar eclipse. Storm clouds threatened to spoil the view along the northern coast, but minutes before totality the clouds parted. Streaming past the Moon's edge, the last direct rays of sunlight produced a gorgeous diamond ring effect in this scene from Ellis Beach between Cairns and Port Douglas.