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The Universe, poster by National GeographicThere are at least a hundred billion galaxies arrayed throughout the universe. Each is an island universe containing billions of stars. This map uses graphic leaps of scales to show how our solar system fits within the vastness of the universe. The map also includes a universe timeline and a description of its evolution. Sheet Size: 20x31.

The Universe Through the Eyes of Hubble Designed with large images and distraction-free layouts to increase the impact of Hubble’s imagery, this book gives the reader a guided tour of the cosmos through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope.

What it would look like if the Orion Nebula was a distance of 4 light years away.

Perspective in Space.

ICRAR has a talented team of cosmological simulators that make giant sections of Universes inside computers to see what happens when you change physics slightly. They're trying to replicate what the real Universe looks like inside a computer to help us understand how we got to be the way we are today. This video shows a selection of some of their simulations.

Short but amazing video of our galaxy's black hole at work.

A rescue boat passes in front of a beautiful rainbow on Lake Ontario in Burlington, Ontario, Canada • photo: Gary (Melagoo) on Wunderground

Lightning bolt at sunset in Oregon • photo: @Earth_Pics on FRROLE

The world-famous Japanese maple at the Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon • photo: Jonathan Cohen on Redbubble

The Dome and the Milky Way | Flickr - Luis Argerich

Amazing Earth / Auroras

Amazing Earth / Auroras

On August 31, 1913, English physicist and radio astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell was born. He was a pioneer in radar and radio telescopes and especially renowned for creating the Jodrell Bank radio telescope, the only antenna that could track rockets in space in the early years of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union.

On August 30, 2004, American astronomer Fred Lawrence Whipple passed away. Amongst his achievements, he discovered some asteroids and comets...