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Looking up hypergiants for fun, like ya do. UY Scuti zoomed in, Rutherford Observatory, 07 September 2014

Aftab khAn - Google+ Stunning 360° Aurora Borealis

Clouds of Perseus ~ contains over 10,000 solar masses of gas and dust, but the eye is drawn to red NGC 1499. Known as the California Nebula, its characteristic glow of atomic hydrogen gas is fueled by ultraviolet light from luminous blue star Xi Persei. Farther along, intriguing young star cluster IC 348 and neighboring Flying Ghost Nebula. On the outskirts of a giant molecular cloud, another active star forming region, NGC 1333, lies near the edge of the wide field of view.

The homebuilders in Brownsville are pretty excited today, however. SpaceX has chosen their city and there is a population boom headed their way. The spaceport will include a rocket-launch site, a launch command center and a ground-tracking station. They plan to launch about twelve, million-ton rockets each year. The ultimate goal is to be a spaceport for private manned flights into space one day. (Photo Credit: SpaceX)

There is a place in Ireland where every two years on June 10-18 the stars line up with this bridge. It’s called heavens trail. - Double click on the photo to get or sell a travel itinerary to #Ireland

Surreal Collages by Eugenia Loli

October 23, 2014 Partial solar eclipse! ScienceCasts: Sunset Solar Eclipse

NGC 6357: Cathedral to Massive Stars Image Credit: NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (IAA, Spain) Explanation: How massive can a normal star be? Estimates made from distance, brightness and standard solar models had given one star in the open cluster Pismis 24 over 200 times the mass of our Sun, nearly making it the record holder.