Science & Nature
Milky Way Over Siberia by Víctor on 500px / Love Your Mother ♥
A Ring of Black Holes (NASA, Chandra, 02/09/11) by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, via Flickr
Helix nebula aka the great big eye in the sky!
Ametrine (faceted) donated by Tiffany & Co. Foundation to Smithsonian National Museum
FANTASTIC ECLIPSE: The Moon passed in front of the sun on Sunday, May 20th, producing a deep solar eclipse visible across the Pacific side of Earth. Sunlight dimmed, the air cooled, ordinary sunbeams turned into fat crescents and rings of light. And the sunset was definitely different. Jacob Thumberger sends this picture from Gail, Texas:
Trapiche Emerald 6.60ct
Astronomers have found a mysterious haze at the heart of the galaxy. The light appears to be produced by an "absolutely enormous" cloud of energetic particles racing through the galaxy's magnetic field, but the particles' origin so far defy explanation Magic Mysteri, Interest Thing, Utom Jorden, Scienc Fair, Mysteri Tour
Astronomers have found a mysterious haze at the heart of the galaxy. The light appears to be produced by an "absolutely enormous" cloud of energetic particles racing through the galaxy's magnetic field, but the particles' origin so far defy explanation
"Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone...Without a dream in my heart Without a love of my own. Blue Moon, you knew just what I was there for...You heard me saying a prayer for Someone I really could care for... (Cowboy Junkies - great song too) Luna, Sky, Color, Art, Natur, Full Moon, Beauti, Thing, Photographi
moon glow rainbow clouds
NGC 281--Pacman Nebula (enhanced colors) a region in the constellation Cassiopeia & part of the Perseus Spiral Arm. It includes the open cluster IC 1590, the multiple star HD 5005, & several Bok globules.
Wheel Diatom, Sem Photograph by Steve Gschmeissner
Osmium twinning / Osmium is a hard, brittle, blue-gray or blue-black transition metal in the platinum family and is the densest naturally occurring element, with a density of 22.59 g/cm3 (slightly greater than that of iridium and twice that of lead).