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Stars & Moons & All Things Heavenly

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A real shooting star! Mira (MY-rah) is a star that scientists have studied for 400 years. But NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer telescope captured a very surprising image of Mira. It showed for the first time that Mira has a long tail of dust and gas—13 light-years long! That is 20,000 times longer than the average distance from the Sun to Pluto! Credit: NASA

A real shooting star! :: NASA's The Space Place

Milky Way, Song Saa Island, Cambodia

Milky Way, Song Saa Island, Cambodia | Countries Spot

Milky Way

a photograph of a star forming -- courtesy of Hubble

love the stars

Round Barn Potting Company: Welcome

Primitive Country Hancrafted Wooden Star

A spectacular Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the heart of the Lagoon Nebula. Seen as a massive cloud of glowing dust and gas, bombarded by the energetic radiation of new stars, this placid name hides a dramatic reality. The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a dramatic view of gas and dust sculpted by intense radiation from hot young stars deep in the heart of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8).

The Sun. Lovely Loops (by NASA Goddard Photo and Video) (via frenzyandlightning)

The Milky Way over Mount Hood at Lost Lake, Oregon


One of the most identifiable nebulae in the sky, the Horsehead Nebula in Orion.

The Milky Way over the two small towns of Gerlach and Empir

The Trifid Nebula

One of the most identifiable nebulae in the sky, the Horsehead Nebula in Orion.

starry night

See the Milky Way. The blackest night reveals the brightest stars, and no place is better for reconnecting to your ancestral awe of the heavens than Natural Bridges National Monument (pictured; $6 per vehicle;), in southeastern Utah. It’s the world’s first dark-sky park—so great summer stargazing is almost guaranteed. Camping $10.

Stars over Forrester’s Beach, Australia by Jay Daley


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