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Some more pics of the universe
Here's some cool stuff about the solar system!
I used to be OBSESSED with outer space when I was little. Wonder why i stopped
The sun, moon and some planets
From Micro- to Macrocosm. Magnifying the Universe! From 93 billion lightyears, 93.000.000.000 lightyears (the potential diameter of our universe), up to 1.7 10 E-15m or 0.0000000000000017 the diameter of the hydrogens' atom proton nucleus. #science #infographic, eTrends @
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For those who don't know: I'm a pretty big astronomy geek. And this is awesome even if you aren't.
The universe is BIG - What an awesome info graphic.
Magnifying the Universe. Amazing.
Stars stars stars
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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.
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.
The Milky Way
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Beautiful starry sky. "I loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" ~Galileo
Milky Way, Lake Tahoe, Nevada...I just love night sky shots...would love to do this myself someday
Stunning starry night at Lake Tahoe.
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the Milky Way .... sigh ... the beauty of Heavenly Father's creation ....
Milky Way in Lake Tahoe, California- omg look at all the stars!
Milky Way in Lake Tahoe, California beautiful!
WISE Eyes Evolution of Massive Stars
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KQEDScience : Photo► “Astronomers have come closer to understanding dark matter — one of the most elusive substances in the universe — by using high-energy telescopes to study the gravitational force of vast groups of galaxies that are bound together by gravity, known as galaxy clusters.”
Orion's big head revealed in infrared
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PIA14040: Orion's Big Head Revealed in Infrared In Greek mythology, Orion was a hunter whose vanity was so great that he angered the goddess Artemis. As his punishment, Artemis banished the hunter to the sky where he can be seen as the famous constellation Orion. In the constellation, Orion's head is represented by the star Lamdba Orionis (fuzzy red dot in middle). When viewed in infrared light, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows a giant nebula around Lambda Orionis, inflating Orion's head to huge proportions. Lambda Orionis is a hot, massive star that is surrounded by several other hot, massive stars, all of which are creating radiation that excites a ring of dust, creating the "Lambda Orionis molecular ring." Also known as SH 2-264, the Lambda Orionis molecular ring is sometimes called the Meissa ring. In Arabic, the star Lambda Orionis is known as "Meissa" or "Al-Maisan," meaning "the shining one." The Meissa Ring is of interest to astronomers because it contains clusters of young stars and proto-stars, or forming stars, embedded within the clouds. With a diameter of approximately 130 light-years, the Lambda Orionis molecular ring is notable for being one of the largest star-forming regions WISE has seen. This is also the largest single image featured by WISE so far, with an area of the sky approximately 10 by 10 degrees in size, equivalent to a grid of 20 by 20 full moons. Nevertheless, at less than one percent of the whole sky's area, it is just a taste of WISE data. The bright blue star in the lower left corner of the image is the star Betelgeuse, which represents one shoulder of the hunter Orion. The name Betelgeuse is actually a corruption of the original Arabic phrase "Yad al-Jauza'," meaning "hand of the giant one." Betelgeuse is well known for being a red supergiant star, yet in WISE's infrared view it appears blue, as do most stars in WISE images. This is because most stars, including Betelgeuse, put out more light in the shortest infrared wavelengths of light captured by WISE, and those shorter wavelengths are presented in WISE images as blue and cyan. In visible light, Orion's other shoulder is clearly marked by the variable star Bellatrix. In infrared light, however, Bellatrix is a somewhat unremarkable cyan-colored star in the right side of the image. In Latin, Bellatrix means "female warrior," which is perhaps why the name was chosen for a female witch character in the popular Harry Potter books. Also seen in this image are two dark nebulae, Barnard 30 and Barnard 35, which are parts of the Meissa ring that are so dense they block out visible light. Barnard 30 is the bright knob of gas and dust in the top center part of the image. Barnard 35 appears as a hook extending towards the center of the ring just above and to the right of the star Betelgeuse. The bright reddish object seen to in the middle right part of the image is the star HR 1763, which is surrounded by another star-forming region, LBN 867. Color in this image represents specific wavelengths of infrared light. Blue and cyan represent 3.4- and 4.6-microns, primarily light emitted by hot stars. Green and red represent 12- and 22-micron light, which is mainly radiation from warm dust. JPL manages the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The principal investigator, Edward Wright, is at UCLA. The mission was competitively selected under NASA's Explorers Program managed by the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. The science instrument was built by the Space Dynamics Laboratory, Logan, Utah, and the spacecraft was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo. Science operations and data processing take place at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Caltech manages JPL for NASA. Credit:NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA.
Mapping the Infrared Universe - Part 1
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The WISE team released 57 percent of the sky survey by WISE in this two-dimensional projection of the whole sky. The fuzzy line down the middle is our Milky Way galaxy.
The 'van Gogh' of the infrared sky
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is a little like the Vincent van Gogh of the infrared sky, providing the world with picturesque images of the cosmos by representing infrared light through color. This image is the nebula NGC 2174.
The colors in this image represent specific wavelengths of infrared light. Particles of interstellar dust are warmed by the star cluster in the center of the nebula, and glow in wavelengths of 12 and 22-microns, which WISE represents by the colors green and red. The blue and cyan (blue-green) stars throughout the of the image are hot compared to the dust, and emit light at 3.4 and 4.6 microns. Called the "Monkey nebula" NGC2174 is a cloud of gas and dust that surrounds the star cluster NGC2175.
The final frontier
Nebulae - Not as Close as They Appear
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three nebulae located in the Perseus constellation
The three nebulae in this image may appear close together, but in actuality they reside at different distances from the Earth. Nebula NGC 1491 glows on the right side of this WISE image, SH 2-209 sits on the left side and BFS 34 lies in between. NGC 1491 and BFS 34 are part of the same cloud complex at distance of about 10,700 light-years away in the Perseus arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. SH 2-209 lives farther away at about 16,000 light-years distance, located in the outer arm of the Milky Way.
Spectacular Images Of The Universe 3
Star Cluster Overshadowed by Infrared Objects
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Blowin' in the stellar wind
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PIA14103: Blowin' in the Stellar Wind n the same way that dust is blown around by the wind here on Earth, space dust can be blown around by the wind and radiation from stars. This image of the Elephant's Trunk nebula from NASA's Wide-field Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows clouds of dust and gas being pushed and eroded by a massive star. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA
NASA’s Wide-field Survey Explorer (WISE) took this image of the Elephant’s Trunk nebula, showing clouds of dust and gas pushed and eroded by a massive star. The bright ‘trunk’ of the nebula near the center is an especially dense cloud holding up against the star’s powerful radiation and stellar wind. Other "elephant trunk" structures exist in other nebulae, but this is the only nebula that uses the term in its moniker.
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Star Formation Everywhere You Look
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star forming region
Searching for the Origins of the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid
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Heads up, astronomers! Next week, a half-kilometre wide asteroid 2004 BL86 will be making a close flyby of Earth, and this will be your last chance until 2027 to see such a large object fly past us so close.Asteroid 2004 BL86, discovered on the 30th of January, 2004 by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) project, is certainly no stranger to Earth. Shortly after its discovery, astronomers plotted out its orbit and found that it has been swinging past our planet - coming within about half an astronomical unit (half the distance between the Earth and the Sun, or about 75 million kilometres) - at least once every decade or so. However, its scheduled flyby on January 26, 2015 is a bit more special than its other visits. "Monday, January 26 will be the closest asteroid 2004 BL86 will get to Earth for at least the next 200 years," veteran asteroid hunter Don Yeomans, the manager of NASA's Near Earth Object Program Office, said in a Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) press release. "And while it poses no threat to Earth for the foreseeable future, it's a relatively close approach by a relatively large asteroid, so it provides us a unique opportunity to observe and learn more."Right around midday on the day in question, this huge hunk of space rock, estimated at between 400 and 1,000 metres wide, will come to within 1.2 million kilometres of Earth, or a little over three times the distance to the Moon. As Yeomans says, at that distance, the asteroid poses no risk, but it's an incredible opportunity for astronomers. According to JPL, as 2004 BL86 flys by, two giant antennas - one at NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex and the one at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico - will track the asteroid and bombard it with microwaves to get radar images and collect science data to learn more about its exact size and composition. "When we get our radar data back the day after the flyby, we will have the first detailed images," said Lance Benner, a JPL radio astronomer and principal investigator for the observations made by Goldstone, according to the press release. "At present, we know almost nothing about the asteroid, so there are bound to be surprises." A chance to see it for yourself With an object this big flying by this close, it offers amateur astronomers and space enthusiasts a chance to check it out for themselves. To find asteroid 2004 BL86, you can use a good pair of binoculars or a backyard telescope, as long as you're reasonably far away from any large sources of light pollution (like cities) and the skies are fairly clear. The best time is after midnight, since the moon will have set by then, and viewing conditions will be best. As the animation below shows, the asteroid will be above the eastern horizon, and will track across the constellation Cancer throughout the night, setting by daybreak."I may grab my favorite binoculars and give it a shot myself," Yeomans, who is retiring from his position in the NASA NEO office after 16 years, said in the press release. "Asteroids are something special. Not only did asteroids provide Earth with the building blocks of life and much of its water, but in the future, they will become valuable resources for mineral ores and other vital natural resources. They will also become the fueling stops for humanity as we continue to explore our solar system. There is something about asteroids that makes me want to look up." Closest until 2027 Not only is this the closest pass of 2004 BL86 in 200 years, but it's also going to be more than 13 years from now before another asteroid of comparable size gets this close to Earth. In August of 2027, asteroid 1999 AN10 - at least 800 metres wide and tipping the cosmic scales at nearly 3 billion metric tons - comes to within around twice the distance of the Moon. So, if you miss this opportunity, it's going to be a long wait before the next one comes along.
NASA to turn asteroid into space station to orbit the Moon
Layer 8: No bomb powerful enough to destroy an on-rushing asteroid, sorry Bruce Willis
Star Formation in the Heart of the Swan
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Cygnus, the Swan. Image shows a huge complex of star-forming clouds and stellar clusters found in the constellation Cygnus. Viewers can easily see the constellation Cygnus ("the swan") in the northern hemisphere’s summertime sky. The constellation also commonly goes by the name of the Northern Cross. WISE focuses on the region surrounding the swan’s heart, revealing vast clouds of dust that light up the sky in infrared.
Dark Murky Clouds in the Bright Milky Way
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The black areas in this image, called infrared dark clouds, illustrate especially cold, dense clouds seen against the bright glow of the Milky Way.
Feel the sky blanket you in gems and rhinestones...
This infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer shows exceptionally cold, dense cloud cores seen in silhouette against t...
Does 'Pacman' have teeth?
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NGC 281, a star forming cloud nicknames "Pacman."
Pac Man nebula, a star forming cloud known in the constellation of Cassiopeia
Amazing Space Photos ~ Pacman Nebula In visible light, the star-forming cloud known as NGC 281 in the constellation of Cassiopeia appears to be chomping through the cosmos, earning it the nickname the "Pacman" nebula after the famous Pac-Man video game of the 1980s. [Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA]
Dusty Reflections in the Scorpion
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Dusty Reflections in the Scorpion's Claws
Between the claws of the dreaded scorpion imagined by the ancient Greeks lies this giant dust cloud, imaged by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The constellation of Scorpius is prominent in the summer night sky in North America. In visible light, this cloud, or nebula, appears dark with a ghostly blue shine about it. These types of nebulae are called "reflection," because they are reflecting the light of nearby stars. The dust within the cloud reflects mostly blue light.
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Flaring Black Hole
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Artist's portrayal of black hole hurling star out of galaxy.
All The Best Images From NASA's Black Hole Friday This artist's concept illustrates what the flaring black hole called GX 339-4 might look like. Infrared observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) reveal the best information yet on the chaotic and extreme environments of this black hole's jets.
The supermassive black holes thought to lurk at the heart of most galaxies attained their enormous sizes by eating stars, a new study suggests...
This reminds me of Doctor Who *NERD ALERT*
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A flaring black hole - The wonders of the sky, as seen by NASA (© NASA/JPL - Caltech/UCLA photo)
A Cosmic Wreath
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Holiday goodies from deep space - Photos
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Christmas Wreath nebula. NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) captured a view of a nebula that looks just like a Christmas wreath.
Festival of Lights - WISE, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, has a new view of Barnard 3, or IRAS Ring G159.6-18.5, that is awash in bright green and red dust clouds. Interstellar clouds like these are stellar nurseries, where baby stars are being born.
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No, it's not a gang of intergalactic mobsters from the famous Star Wars movies. Jabbah is the name of the bright star right of center, surrounded by a red colored dust cloud. The Arabic name means "the forehead of the scorpion." This view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, takes in an area of the sky in the constellation of Scorpius surrounding Jabbah, which is larger than a grid of eight by eight full moons.
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Lunar Prospector NASA’s Lunar Prospector spacecraft launched successfully on its way to the Moon from Launch Complex 46 (LC46) at Cape Canaveral Air Station on Jan. 6, 1998. It was the inaugural launch of Lockheed Martin’s Athena II launch vehicle and the first launch from LC46, operated by Spaceport Florida Authority. Lunar Prospector, built for the NASA Ames Research Center by Lockheed Martin, is a spin-stabilized spacecraft designed to provide NASA with the first global ...
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Dark Globule in IC 1396 (IRAC). NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope image of a glowing stellar nursery provides a spectacular contrast to the opaque cloud seen in visible light. The Elephant's Trunk Nebula is an elongated dark globule within the emission nebula IC 1396 in the constellation of Cepheus. Located at a distance of 2,450 light-years, the globule is a condensation of dense gas that is barely surviving the strong ionizing radiation from a nearby massive star.
Elephants Trunk Nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust in the star cluster IC 1396 – an ionized gas region located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth.[
This panorama of the Carina Nebula, a region of massive star formation in the southern skies, was taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Many previously hidden features, scattered across a spectacular celestial landscape of gas, dust and young stars, have emerged Photograph: T. Preibisch/ESO