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NASA's Spitzer Finds Galaxy With Split Personality: While some galaxies are rotund and others are slender disks like our spiral Milky Way, new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that the Sombrero galaxy is both. The galaxy, which is a round elliptical galaxy with a thin disk embedded inside, is one of the first known to exhibit characteristics of the two different types.

While some galaxies are rotund and others are slender disks like our spiral Milky Way, new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that the Sombrero galaxy is both.

Annular solar eclipse at Tokyo, 2012. Yoshi Sekey

If you looked up into the sky last night, you may have witnessed an annular solar eclipse, when the moon does not completely block the sun, but leaves a fi

OSU super- cameras, telescopes will help locate hard-to-find Earth-like planets: "Taking a series of pictures of millions of stars in hopes of finding faint flickers of light to detect hidden Earth-like planets? Not so easy."

OSU super- cameras, telescopes will help locate hard-to-find Earth-like planets: "Taking a series of pictures of millions of stars in hopes of finding faint flickers of light to detect hidden Earth-like planets?

NASA Lends Ultraviolet Space Telescope to Caltech    This ultraviolet image of the Andromeda Galaxy (left), taken by GALEX, shows ring-like structures that harbor hot, young, massive stars. Dark blue-grey lanes of cooler dust show up starkly against these bright rings, tracing the regions where star formation is currently taking place.  [Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech]

NASA Lends Ultraviolet Space Telescope to Caltech

Caltech has taken over operation from NASA of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), a space telescope that for the last nine years has been surveying the cosmos in ultraviolet light.

Portrait of astronomer Caroline Herschel

A play about astronomer Caroline Herschel sets the record straight

Portrait of astronomer Caroline Herschel

Andromeda Galaxy ~ a massive spiral, 2.5 million light-years away, over twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, it's the largest nearby galaxy. Its population of bright young blue stars lies along its sweeping spiral arms. (Spitzer Space Telescope)

Andromeda Galaxy A massive spiral million light-years away, over twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, it's the largest nearby galaxy. Andromeda's population of bright young blue stars lie along its sweeping spiral arms. by Spitzer Space Telescope

Never tell me sky is the limit When there are footprints on the moon.

♥ the sky is far from the limit When there are footprints on moon وقتی جا پای انسان بر ماه نقش بسته است، دیگر از محدودیت سخن مگویید

The Moon during Earth Hour 2012, taken through a 1958 Tasco 10-TE 76mm telescope using an HTC Inspire smartphone at the eyepiece.

The Moon during Earth Hour taken through a 1958 Tasco telescope using an HTC Inspire smartphone at the eyepiece.

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Featured Image: the cosmic ice sculptures of the Carina Nebula via Hubblesite. The visible space is big, complex and can be incredibly beautiful. This list of 9 pictures gathers the most beautiful images of our universe I could find.

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This image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousand of young stars & developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion. I heart the Spitzer space telescope.

金星の満ち欠け

金星の満ち欠け

Andromeda, via Dark Matter

Andromeda, via Dark Matter To learn more about galaxies, check out Is…

Space is so vast

VISTA meter telescope in Chile captured more than individual galaxies in a 55 hour exposure.

"And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it."    Ecclesiastes 12:7

A Milky Way Band: John P. Gleason, Celestial Images APOD Most bright stars in our Milky Way Galaxy reside in a disk. Since our Sun also resides in this disk, these stars appear to us as a diffuse band that circles the sky.

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