Astronomy

The stars and planets - oh, if I only had more time, there is so much to learn.
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thedemon-hauntedworld: “ Jupiter close up credit: NASA ”The Great Red Spot of Jupiter. Actually a storm that's been raging for over 300 years, it's three times the size of the entire Earth.

Kepler-186f ~ The first known Earth-size planet to lie within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Sun. Discovered using data from the prolific planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, the distant world orbits its parent star, a cool, dim, M dwarf star about half the size and mass of the Sun, some 500 light-years away from us, in the constellation Cygnus. While the size and orbit of Kepler-186f are known, its mass and composition are not, and can't be determined by Kepler's transit technique…

~ The first known Earth-size planet to lie within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Sun -illustration by NASA

Uranus

The planet from the Sun - Uranus has the third-largest planetary radius & fourth-largest planetary mass in the Solar System

apparently a nebula--I couldn't find a solid ID for it--reminds me of a reddish opal or other gem. Beautiful! (may be from the Hubble?)

Global Puzzle

Exploring Universe: The Black Eyed Galaxy - also known as the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy - Amazing Shot!

This Mind-blowing Photo of the Milky Way Shows 84 Million Stars in 9 Billion Pixels

This Mind-blowing Photo of the Milky Way Shows 84 Million Stars in 9 Billion Pixels

The Milky Way - 84 Million Stars in 9 Billion Pixels via petapixel: The image is a composite of thousands of photos shot by the VISTA survey camera by Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.

cassini watching saturn

Saturn's Rings Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/J. Major spacecraft Cassini reveals a bright moon - Titan - thin rings, oddly broken clouds, and warped shadows.

Real Jupiter Planet NASA

Jupiter and Its Two Red Spots June 2010 Jupiter and Its Two Red Spots Gemini North adaptive optics image of Jupiter and its two red spots (which appear white because this is a near-infrared image; in visible light they appear reddish).

1981: A true-colour photograph of Saturn, taken by Voyager 2 from a distance of 34 million kilometres, shows the moons Rhea and Dione as white dots beneath the planet. NASA/JPL-Caltech

A true-colour photograph of Saturn, taken by Voyager 2 from a distance of 34 million kilometres, shows the moons Rhea and Dione as white dots beneath the planet

Rise by Paul Wilson on 500px NZ

Rise ~ dramatic astrophotography, Lake Ellesmere, New Zealand night skies lit by the Milky Way, by Paul Wilson.

A truly incredible view of the Serenity Nebula. Image/NASA

bacongangbang: “sun-moon-planet-star: “ The Serenity Nebula ” Space vagina ”

This is the first-ever photo of liquid outside of earth (on Saturn's moon, Titan).

First-Ever Photo of Liquid on Extraterrestrial World

This is the first-ever photo of liquid outside of earth (on Saturn's moon, Titan), liquid methane.

Jupiter from Juno during Perijove 6

These views are from the approach of Juno at Jupiter during on May NASA/Juno Mission. Image processing by Sean Doran.

Remix Nebula

Remix Nebula - cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other gases that attract matter and materials to clump. These so called clumps form stars, planets, and other planetary systems. Nebulae are where the stars are formed!

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