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Milky Way edge on. The diagram shows: the halo (gray) with globular clusters (red circles), the thick disk (dark purple), the stellar disk (white), the stellar bulge (red-orange), and the central black hole. The stellar disk is about 100,000 light years in diameter. (Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss) Mona Evans, "Milky Way - Facts for Kids" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180135.asp

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10 Most Fascinating Galaxies of our Universe

astronomy, outer space, space, universe, stars, galaxies

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9 Incredible Photos of our Universe

Last night I wore a shift of stars, buttoned at the sleeve. I was following you, then you were following me. There were a number of appropriate responses, and I couldn’t stop having them. The stars wheeled in me, merging where the just-dusk grew botanical. Jennifer Militello, from “After Days Not Found”

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How to Teach Your Kids Astronomy at Home

How to teach your kids astronomy at home. Simple crafts and lessons to teach the smallest of astronomers

NGC 3184 is a spiral galaxy approximately 40 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Spiral galaxy NGC 3184 as observed with the Spitzer Space Telescope as part of the Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxy Survey.

This is so gorgeous, it's making me tear up a little. I'm going for a similar aesthetic, only mine seems a bit crayon-y now.

This is breath-taking. This is why I love camping, sometimes you have a view like this that's incredible and you're alone (or with you husband) enjoying it.

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Um passeio pelo espaço profundo com o Hubble 39 fotografias) - Metamorfose Digital

other~worldly delights...

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My mind just blew itself.

I don't believe the universe is billions of years old, but these facts and images are incredible.

This image shows the South Pillar region of the expansive emission nebula known as the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), located between 6,500 and 10,000 light-years away from Earth in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of our Milky Way Galaxy, in the southern constellation of Carina (the Keel).

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1797 astronomy original antique engraving from encyclopedia britannica - astronomy LXXXIV

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Star Dance--I don't know if I would call this nature or the universe either way it is astonishing

Astronomy Picture of the Day for 24 Mar 2014. If you see a sky like this -- photograph it. A month ago in Iceland, an adventurous photographer (pictured) chanced across a sky full of aurora and did just that. In the foreground lies the stratovolcano Öræfajökull. In the background, among other sky delights, lies the constellation of Orion, visible to the aurora's left.

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Cosmic Dawn

A la vista de los que colisionan galaxias Antena, a 70 millones de años-luz de la Tierra, combina luz visible (azul) captada por el Telescopio Espacial Hubble con remolinos nunca antes vistas de gas interestelar revelado una imagen de prueba desde el telescopio ALMA en. IMAGEN COMPUESTA COLORIZED: ALMA (ESO / NAOJ / NRAO) y la NASA / ESA Hubble. FUENTE: ESO - National Geographic -

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Visit Macedonia - the Ancient Country

Kozjak Lake under a dome of stars, Macedonia. Kozjak Hydro Power Plant is a large hydroelectric power plant on the river Treska which creates an artificial lake, Kozjak, the largest in the Republic of Macedonia. It is located in the western part of the country in the municipality of Makedonski Brod. Visit Macedonia – the Ancient Country