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"We're so lucky we're still alive to see this beautiful world. Look at the sky. It's not dark and black and without character. The black is in fact deep blue. And over there! Lighter blue. And blowing through the blueness and the blackness, the winds swirling through the air. And there shining, burning, bursting through, the stars! Can you see how they roll their light? Everywhere we look, complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes!" Vincent Van Gogh, "Vincent and the Doctor," Doctor Who.

Volumetric GIFs of Space

Incredible Photos of America's Space Shuttle Program - My Modern Metropolis (Click through for more))

Washington D.C. on Saturday night of the Inaugural Weekend. You can see the National Mall and even follow the parade route. AN ASTRONAUT'S TUMBLR. OMG GO FOLLOW.

Photographer Imagines What World Cities Would Look Like Without Lights

n-a-s-a: Wide-field view of the sky around the Thor’s Helmet Nebula Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

Artist’s impression of the disk and gas streams around HD 142527 Click through for an article on the depicted stage of planetary formation.

One evening when cloudy weather put a halt to his astronomy research, Harvard Ph.D. student Alex Parker was inspired to get creative -- so he uploaded the top 100 images from the Hubble telescope into a mosaic-making program and recreated Van Gogh's iconic 1889 painting. No big deal.

|| A slice of the Fukang meteorite. When it slammed into the surface of Earth, there was little sign of the beauty that lay inside. But cutting the Fukang meteorite open yielded a breathtaking sight. Within the rock, translucent golden crystals of a mineral called olivine gleamed among a silvery honeycomb of nickel-iron.

Thor’s Helmet Nebula imaged on the occasion of ESO’s 50th Anniversary

Astronomers have gotten a picture of a glowing red spiral star system that looks an awful lot like the time vortex from Doctor Who.

Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k' - Mission Highlights

to see the world in a grain of sand/and heaven in a wild flower hold the candy in your hand/and eat it within an hour...

Curiosity's progress tracked by Mars Orbiter

mt mckinley from space via @binx

Stunning Hurricane Photos From Space

Hubble images remarkable double cluster

A teary-eyed Neil Armstrong photographed by Buzz Aldrin shortly after walking on the moon.

“For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.” (from his family's statement)

Picture from the Mars rover vs. Tatooine.