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    One complete lunar cycle- This is a project I've always wanted to do.. get a shot of the moon during each stage of its cycle :-)

    so true :)

    Pollution of any kind is undesirable




    The Veil Nebula

    Japan. where else

    Photo from Space Shuttle, half daylight, the other night time



    The Northern Lights

    California Risin' Photograph by Wally Pacholka, TWAN The full moon glows crimson in the purple predawn during Saturday's total lunar eclipse over Newport Beach, California. Unlike the sun, the moon doesn't go dark during its total eclipse. The eclipsed moon's characteristic rusty hues during totality—when the moon is fully within Earth's shadow—result from sunlight being scattered by Earth's dusty atmosphere and then reflected off the moon.

    Star Reserve Photograph by Alex Cherney, TWAN Star trails streak over Lake Tekapo in New Zealand in a newly released long-exposure picture. The lake was one of the first sites designated as a Starlight Reserve as part of a UN-supported initiative to preserve the quality of the night sky and its cultural, scientific, or natural values.

    Asteroid Minerals Image courtesy U. Tenn, SI, and Caltech/NASA Seen under a microscope, minerals in a meteorite look like laundry scattered across black velvet in a newly released picture. The sample is from a so-called HED—howardite, eucrite, and diogenite—meteorite found in Antarctica. HED meteorites are believed to originate from the asteroid Vesta. The texture of this rock is what would be expected from the crystallization of molten magma. NASA hopes to compare such samples to data from the Dawn spacecraft, which is currently orbiting Vesta in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Published December 9, 2011


    In 1960, Joe Kittinger flew 30km straight up into the sky using a pressurized, high-altitude balloon. This very nearly made him the first man in space. He then jumped. Kittinger free-fell for over twenty kilometers – at which point he was moving so fast he broke the sound barrier. He had all but left the earth's atmosphere; the sky around him was pitch black; he could see the outlines of entire continents; and the haiku-like abstraction of his available reference points – earth, balloon, space – made it impossible to tell if he was really falling. Luckily, there's a film :

    Carina Nebula: 14,000+ Stars #science #space #astronomy #nebula



    The butterfly nebula

    Owl Nebula

    butterfly nebula

    Helix Nebula

    Carina Nebula