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This photo was taken on July 11, 2011. Neptune's happy anniversary! It's taken Neptune a whole year to make an orbit around the sun...but that's a Neptune year of 165 Earth years! Read more below, and I also wanted to share this great link from Goddard Space Flight Center:

Earth at night

Earth at night

Earth at night

Earth, Solar System, Galactic Magnificent~ we are all stardust...

from io9

Hubble Comes of Age With Dramatic New Image

This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

from Bt images

9 Incredible Photos of our Universe

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.

from Fast Company

Scientists Discover The Oldest, Largest Body Of Water In Existence--In Space

OP: "Scientists Discover the Oldest, Largest Body of Water in Existence - In Space" ...The cloud of water is enough to supply 28 galaxies with water and was discovered 12 billion light years away!

Gravity bends more than just space. It bends time. The early results from Gravity Probe B, one of NASA’s most complicated satellites, confirmed ‘to a precision of better than 1 per cent’ the assertion Einstein made 90 years ago - that a massive object such as the Earth does indeed distort the fabric of space and time. This explains why GPS satellites must correct for time distortion: it passes more quickly in orbit than on the Earth.

A binary black hole system, viewed edge-on. This pair of extremely dense objects twists and warps spacetime as the two black holes spiral in toward one another. Image Credit: Bohn, Throwe, Hébert, Henriksson, Bunandar, Taylor, Scheel (see via:

Series of great images from our solar system.

from BuzzFeed

18 Astounding Hubble Photos Released In 2012

The double-star system Eta Carinae. #space #hubble

Exploring Universe: "Map of every known piece of space debris orbiting Earth" via @Bianca Prince

Sometimes space looks like the deep ocean, then you remember it's all connected.

Cassiopeia -- New Photo Reveals ‘Ghostly’ Green Nebula in Deep Space An amazing new photo from a telescope in Chile has captured the most detailed view yet of a green glowing blob 3,300 light-years away from Earth. Credit: ESO The new image, released today (April 10) by the European Southern Observatory

M81 by This lovely spiral galaxy's arms curl all the way down into its center. It is one of the brightest galaxies that can be seem from earth and is located 12 million light-years away in the Ursa Major constellation.