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"I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." - Galileo Etsy -- The Wheat Field

Ghandi had it all figured out.

Venus transit

Two of Saturn's Moons - Rhea (Smaller Moon) and Titan (Larger Moon)

Jupiter and Venus

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bella luna

the Orion Nebula

Surreal

The Hubble Space Telescope image of the inner region of Abell 1689, an immense cluster of galaxies located 2.2 billion light-years away. Dark matter cannot be photographed, but its distribution is shown in the blue overlay. The dark matter concentration and distribution is then used to better understand the nature of dark energy, a pressure that is accelerating the expansion of the universe.

Warped Spiral Galaxy ESO 510-13. How did spiral galaxy ESO 510-13 get bent out of shape? The disks of many spirals are thin and flat, but not solid. Spiral disks are loose conglomerations of billions of stars and diffuse gas all gravitationally orbiting a galaxy center. A flat disk is thought to be created by sticky collisions of large gas clouds early in the galaxy's formation. Read more at: apod.nasa.gov/... (Mar 4, 2012)

Mars is in opposition the week of March 5, 2012. Look for Mars in the constellation Leo. Photo credit to Hubble Space Telescope.