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Orion Nebula. If the Orion Nebula was as close to earth as our nearest star (4 lightyears) it would cover the entire sky, so the only thing you'd be able to see is the sun rising and the Orion Nebula
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Space the final frontier
#Astronomy: Orion Nebula. If the #OrionNebula was as close to earth as our nearest star (4 lightyears) it would cover the entire sky, so the only thing you'd be able to see is the sun rising and the Orion Nebula..
~~Orion Nebula Space Galaxy~~ stellar color palette.
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Orion Nebula space galaxy iPhone case
Orion Nebula Space Galaxy // #cosmos; #astrophysics
Informally known as the "Soap Bubble Nebula", this planetary nebula (officially known as PN G75.5+1.7) was discovered by amateur astronomer Dave Jurasevich on July 6th, 2008. It was noted and reported by Keith Quattrocchi and Mel Helm on July 17th, 2008. This image was obtained with the Kitt Peak Mayall 4-meter telescope on June 19th, 2009 i PN G75.5+1.7 is located in the constellation of Cygnus, not far from the Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888).
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'Soap Bubble Nebula' - This is one huge bubble...as large as our Solar System. (My hope; that at some point in every child's life, they wish to be an astronaut. Even for a moment!)
Not Mother Earth: Soap Bubble Nebula! This is one huge bubble... as large as our Solar System - more info: is a planetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus, near the Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888).
The Soap bubble nebula, or PN G75.5+1.7, is a planetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus. Most planetary nebulae are elliptical or cigar-shaped, but in this case, its unusual shape was caused after a vast spherical cloud of gas was ejected from each pole of an ageing star.
a photograph of a star forming -- courtesy of Hubble
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a photograph of a star forming, courtesy of Hubble… space, the final frontier
Outer Space ~ A photo of a star forming, courtesy of Hubble. ~ Wow!
A photograph of a star forming - Hubble Space Telescope - So beautiful & we all started there
a photograph of a star forming in God's great universe, courtesy of the Hubble telescope…
The first picture of earthrise. Lunar Orbiter 1—August 23, 1966
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The first picture of Earth from deep space was taken by Lunar Orbiter 1 on Aug. 23, 1966. Earth is seen rising above the moon. The robotic orbiter was part of a NASA effort to map the lunar surface before sending astronauts. Unlike today's digital photography, images were made on film, which was developed automatically onboard, much like how a Polaroid camera works, before being scanned, digitized and sent to Earth via radio signals.
The world's first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon. The photo was transmitted to Earth by the United States Lunar Orbiter I and received at the NASA tracking station at Robledo De Chavela near Madrid, Spain. This crescent of the Earth was photographed August 23, 1966 at 16:35 GMT when the spacecraft was on its 16th orbit and just about to pass behind the Moon. (Great Images in NASA)
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Saturn's rings has been the subject of study and wonder since Galileo first turned his telescope on the ringed planet in 1610. To Galileo, the blurry image was confusing. Saturn appeared to have "ear-like" appendages he thought might be large moons. Later, larger telescopes revealed the truth-Saturn was surrounded by bright rings. This image, by NASA's Voyager 2, reveals the intricate structure of the ring system. The image has been computer enhanced and color coded to bring out subtle details.
Old-School NASA Photos Are Like Family Snapshots in Space | Segment of Saturn’s rings, Voyager 2, 1981, Vintage chromogenic print, c.20 x 25 cm, NASA_JPL [P-23953] Courtesy of Breese Little | WIRED.com
Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is emerging as the most habitable spot beyond Earth in the Solar System for life as we know it. "It has liquid water, organic carbon, nitrogen [in the form of ammonia], and an energy source," says Chris McKay, an astrobiologist at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. Besides Earth, he says, "there is no other environment in the Solar System where we can make all those claims."
This one is taken over the two small towns of Gerlach and Empire, Nevada. from Lesley Atlansky via Reiner Gogolin
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Milky Way photo; taken over two small towns of Gerlach and Empire, Nevada. This is one cool pic of the milkyway!
Starry night sky over the two small towns of Gerlach and Empire, Nevada.
One of the more beautiful Milky Way photos I've seen. This one is taken over the two small towns of Gerlach and Empire, Nevada. The night sky looked this clear where I grew up. Sigh.
'There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.' Hamlet (1.5.166-7), Hamlet to Horatio by William Shakespeare. Beautiful Milky Way photo taken over the two small towns of Gerlach and Empire, Nevada, USA.
Oldest Spiral Galaxy in the Universe Discovered
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Oldest Spiral Galaxy in Universe Discovered -An artist's rendering of galaxy BX442, which is 10.7 billion light-years from Earth, & its companion dwarf galaxy(upper left). (Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics/Joe Bergeron/Yahoo! news)
BX 442 oldest known spiral galaxy. 2012-07-18. (Credit: Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics/Joe Bergeron) This galaxy is 10.7 billion light years away. It formed just 3 billion years after the Big Bang, long before the other spiral galaxies we know. This is an artist's impression based on a Hubble Space Telescope image plus the OSIRIS spectrograph at the Keck Observatory. http://www.bellaonline.com/site/astronomy
Artist’s rendering of galaxy BX442 Galaxy BX442 and its companion dwarf galaxy. Scientists think this may be the earliest spiral galaxy ever discovered to date. An artist’s rendering of galaxy BX442 and its companion dwarf galaxy (upper left) Credit: Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics/Joe Bergeron
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A place in Ireland where every two years on June 10-18 the stars line up with this place. It’s called heavens trail. Bucket list! - The Milky Way, our own beautiful spiral galaxy... if one of billions of people on one of billions of planets orbiting one of billions of stars within can lay claim.
A place in Ireland where every two years on June 10-18 the stars line up with this place. It’s called heavens trail.~ Amazing! Ah to make it to Ireland one day
A place in Ireland where every two years on June 10-18 the stars line up with this place. Its called heavens trail #heavenstrail
There is a place in Ireland where every two years on June 10-18 the milkyway lines up with this bridge. It’s called heavens trail.
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Serenity Nebula by `Casperium- amazing! Just look at the colors. I love space! #cosmos #astronomy #space #universe www.fluxymedia.com
The final frontier
Serenity Nebula by `Casperium- amazing! Just look at the colors. I love space! #space #science
Mercury ~planet of the mind Mercury may be one of the smaller planets of the solar system, but its power is great. Mercury is the power of the mind, our ability to think, perceive and communicate. from: Planetary Magic@ christopherpencza...
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Two teams of astronomers have discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe. The water, equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the world's ocean, surrounds a huge, feeding black hole, called a quasar, more than 12 billion light-years away.
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This photo displays the largest body of water every discovered. The water is floating in space while the gravity of a black hole consumes it.
Black Holes Turn Up the Heat for the Universe (May 15, 2012) — Astrophysicists have just discovered a new heating source in cosmological structure formation. Until now, they thought that super-massive black holes could only influence their immediate surroundings. A collaboration of scientists have now discovered that diffuse gas in the universe can absorb luminous gamma-ray emission from black holes, heating it up. This has important implications for the formation of structures in the universe
Scientists Discover The Oldest, Largest Body Of Water In Existence—In SpaceScientists have found the biggest and oldest reservoir of water ever—so large and so old, it’s almost impossible to describe.The water is out in space, a place we used to think of as desolate and desert dry, but it’s turning out to be pretty lush.Researchers found a lake of water so large that it could provide each person on Earth an entire planet’s worth of water—20,000 times over. Yes, so much water out there in space that it could supply each one of us all the water on Earth—Niagara Falls, the Pacific Ocean, the polar ice caps, the puddle in the bottom of the canoe you forgot to flip over—20,000 times over.The water is in a cloud around a huge black hole that is in the process of sucking in matter and spraying out energy (such an active black hole is called a quasar), and the waves of energy the black hole releases make water by literally knocking hydrogen and oxygen atoms together.The official NASA news release describes the amount of water as “140 trillion times all the water in the world’s oceans,” which isn’t particularly helpful, except if you think about it like this.That one cloud of newly discovered space water vapor could supply 140 trillion planets that are just as wet as Earth is.Mind you, our own galaxy, the Milky Way, has about 400 billion stars, so if every one of those stars has 10 planets, each as wet as Earth, that’s only 4 trillion planets worth of water. The new cloud of water is enough to supply 28 galaxies with water. Truly, that is one swampy patch of intergalactic space. Equally stunning is the age of the water factory. The two teams of astrophysicists that found the quasar were looking out in space a distance of 12 billion light years. That means they were also looking back in time 12 billion years, to when the universe itself was just 1.6 billion years old. They were watching water being formed at the very start of the known universe, which is to say, water was one of the first substances formed, created in galactic volumes from the earliest time. Given water’s creative power to shape geology, climate and biology, that’s dramatic. “It’s another demonstration that water is pervasive throughout the universe, even at the very earliest times,” says Matt Bradford, an astrophysicist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and leader of one of the teams that made the discovery. (The journal article reporting the discovery is titled, without drama, “The Water Vapor Spectrum of APM 08279+5255: X-Ray Heating and Infrared Pumping over Hundreds of Parsecs.”) It is not as if you’d have to wear foul-weather gear if you could visit this place in space, however. The distances are as mind-bogglingly large as the amount of water being created, so the water vapor is the finest mist—300 trillion times less dense than the air in a typical room. And it’s not as if this intergalactic water can be of any use to us here on Earth, of course, at least not in the immediate sense. Indeed, the discovery comes as a devastating drought across eastern Africa is endangering the lives of 10 million people in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. NASA’s water discovery should be a reminder that if we have the sophistication to discover galaxies full of water 12 billion light years away, we should be able to save people just an ocean away from drought-induced starvation. The NASA announcement is also a reminder how quickly our understanding of the universe is evolving and how much capacity for surprise nature still has for us. There’s water on Mars, there’s water jetting hundreds of miles into space from Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons, there are icebergs of water hidden in the polar craters of our own Moon. And now it turns out that a single quasar has the ability to manufacture galaxies full of water. But it was only 40 years ago, in 1969, that scientists first confirmed that water existed anywhere besides Earth.
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The earth's colors are always beautiful. Russian biologist Alexander Semenov graduated in 2007 from Moscow State University’s zoology department where he studied invertebrate animals. Specifically: squid brains. Now he works as the chief of his diving team at the White Sea Biological Station, camera always in-hand, where he’s captured some of these extraordinary photographs of jellyfish and other wildlife.
Jelly Fish photo by Alexander Semenov
Jellyfish. Mother Nature is truly beautiful
Photographer Alexander Semenov has a degree in Zoology with a specialization in invertebrate animals, particularly squid brains. Rather than fear the uncomfortable sting of jellyfish, like most of us do, Semenov seeks them out, discovering the natural beauty and magnificence of these creatures in their own environment through underwater photography.
jelly fish - you can see how turtles and other sea creatures would mistake a plastic bag for jellyfish. Sad.
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trying to convince bf to get me a jellyfish aquarium.
Millie are these Jelly fish ghost?
white jellyfish - Melbourne Aquarium
Jelly Fish . . .Melbourne Aquarium Maybe these aren't as simple as they appear. 'How elegant!
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Photo: Lightning over Patagonia, Argentina.
Fact: "Each year around the world about a quarter of a million people are struck by lightning with about 10% of the strikes being fatal. " Aren't you glad that thunder never strikes the same place twice?
What's happening now, as I'm about to sleep. Thanks for the lovely light show :) I love you thunder! no, seriously...i truly love thunder.
The NYC Storm from Fire Island
Photograph by William R. Curstinger National Geographic Lightning Can Strike Twice Cloud-to-ground lightning bolts are a common phenomenon—about 100 strike Earth’s surface every single second—yet their power is extraordinary. Each bolt can contain up to one billion volts of electricity. This enormous electrical discharge is caused by an imbalance between positive and negative charges. During a storm, colliding particles of rain, ice, or snow increase this imbalance and often negatively charge the lower reaches of storm clouds. Objects on the ground, like steeples, trees, and the Earth itself, become positively charged—creating an imbalance that nature seeks to remedy by passing current between the two charges. A step-like series of negative charges, called a stepped leader, works its way incrementally downward from the bottom of a storm cloud toward the Earth. Each of these segments is about 150 feet (46 meters) long. When the lowermost step comes within 150 feet (46 meters) of a positively charged object it is met by a climbing surge of positive electricity, called a streamer, which can rise up through a building, a tree, or even a person. The process forms a channel through which electricity is transferred as lightning. Some types of lightning, including the most common types, never leave the clouds but travel between differently charged areas within or between clouds. Other rare forms can be sparked by extreme forest fires, volcanic eruptions, and snowstorms. Ball lightning, a small, charged sphere that floats, glows, and bounces along oblivious to the laws of gravity or physics, still puzzles scientists. Lightning is extremely hot—a flash can heat the air around it to temperatures five times hotter than the sun’s surface. This heat causes surrounding air to rapidly expand and vibrate, which creates the pealing thunder we hear a short time after seeing a lightning flash. Lightning is not only spectacular, it’s dangerous. About 2,000 people are killed worldwide by lightning each year. Hundreds more survive strikes but suffer from a variety of lasting symptoms, including memory loss, dizziness, weakness, numbness, and other life-altering ailments.
World filled with wonders...
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World filled with wonders...the Delicate Arch, Moab, Utah in Arches National Park.
Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, USA Photographic Print
This is the Andromeda Galaxy
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Among the literally dozens of amazing things we can see in the Fall night sky, one of the most fascinating is the great Andromeda Galaxy. This brightest of major galaxies can be seen from our area on a night like last Saturday night with the unaided eye. Starting with the smallest of binoculars, this dim fuzzy patch in the sky becomes increasingly amazing as we gather more and more light using larger telescopes. (Aaron Turner)
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Georgia, Black Sea. The sun setting on Batumi Beach. Zen...
stone of oval stones..sunset pink and purple
Zen River rock
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WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Lagoon Nebula
The Lagoon Nebula, M8 or NGC 6523. As one of the showpiece objects of the summer sky in the northern hemisphere, the Lagoon never rises very high from most locations north of the equator.
#Astronomy: This beautiful cosmic cloud is a popular stop on telescopic tours of the constellation Sagittarius. Eighteenth century cosmic tourist Charles Messier cataloged the bright #nebula as M8. Modern day astronomers recognize the #LagoonNebula as an active stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years distant, in the direction of the center of our #MilkyWay Galaxy. Remarkable features can be traced through this sharp picture, showing off the Lagoon's filaments of glowing gas and dark dust clouds.
August 2010 M8: The Lagoon Nebula Credit Copyright: Steve Mazlin, Jack Harvey, Rick Gilbert, and Daniel Verschatse (Star Shadows Remote Observatory, PROMPT, CTIO) This beautiful cosmic cloud is a popular stop on telescopic tours of the constellation Sagittarius. 18th century cosmic tourist Charles Messier cataloged the bright nebula as M8. Modern day astronomers recognize the Lagoon Nebula as an active stellar nursery abt 5,000 Lyrs distant, in the direction of the cntr of r Milky Way Galaxy
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Night time lightning storm under the ash cloud of a Volcanic eruption this has to be one of the wow pictures of the decade
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Mother nature-->Intense lightning storms mixed with ash clouds to electrify the night sky over Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano in April.
Ash and Lightning Above an Icelandic Volcano. Photo by Marco Fulle. #nature