10 Billion Earth-Like Planets May Exist in Our Galaxy... About 40 percent of red dwarf stars may have Earth-sized planets orbiting them that have the right conditions for life. The new estimate comes from a team of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s HARPS planet-hunting telescope to look at a sample of 102 nearby red dwarfs over a six-year period. ... #Space #Universe #SolarSystem  #Hubble #Galaxy

10 Billion Earth-Like Planets May Exist in Our Galaxy... About 40 percent of red dwarf stars may have Earth-sized planets orbiting them that have the right conditions for life. The new estimate comes from a team of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s HARPS planet-hunting telescope to look at a sample of 102 nearby red dwarfs over a six-year period. ... #Space #Universe #SolarSystem #Hubble #Galaxy

There's a "Blue Moon" in the sky today, but it won't look different than other full moons. The term blue moon has come to refer to the second full moon in a given month.

There's a "Blue Moon" in the sky today, but it won't look different than other full moons. The term blue moon has come to refer to the second full moon in a given month.

If we put a giant mirror 10 lightyears away from Earth and looked through a telescope in the mirror, we'd (theoretically) see 20 years in the past.

If we put a giant mirror 10 lightyears away from Earth and looked through a telescope in the mirror, we'd (theoretically) see 20 years in the past.

just–space:  “Cosmic lighthouse known as the Egg Nebula, which lies around 3000 light-years from Earth. The image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, has captured a brief but dramatic phase in the life of a Sun-like star.  js”

just–space: “Cosmic lighthouse known as the Egg Nebula, which lies around 3000 light-years from Earth. The image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, has captured a brief but dramatic phase in the life of a Sun-like star. js”

Ever wish you could fly through the Universe? Animated flight with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

Ever wish you could fly through the Universe? Animated flight with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

The exoplanet Gliese 436b trails a gigantic cloud of hydrogen, a comet-like tail that's bigger even than the planet's star. Gliese 436b is the smallest planet with such a tail that we've seen.

The exoplanet Gliese 436b trails a gigantic cloud of hydrogen, a comet-like tail that's bigger even than the planet's star. Gliese 436b is the smallest planet with such a tail that we've seen.

NASA | A Landsat Flyby Since 1972, Landsat has been keeping track of what our Earth looks like . . . it's a quick sampling, but amazing.

NASA | A Landsat Flyby Since 1972, Landsat has been keeping track of what our Earth looks like . . . it's a quick sampling, but amazing.

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the spiral galaxy IC 2233, one of the flattest galaxies known. Lying in the constellation of Lynx, IC 2233 is located about 40 million light-years away from Earth. This galaxy was discovered by British astronomer Isaac Roberts in 1894.

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the spiral galaxy IC 2233, one of the flattest galaxies known. Lying in the constellation of Lynx, IC 2233 is located about 40 million light-years away from Earth. This galaxy was discovered by British astronomer Isaac Roberts in 1894.

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