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The Moon sets behind the temple of Poseidon at Sounio 

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@1 week ago with 75884 notes
#moon #astronomy #photography 
distant-traveller:


Crescent Mimas







A thin sliver of Mimas is illuminated, the long shadows showing off its many craters, indicators of the moon’s violent history.
The most famous evidence of a collision on Mimas (246 miles, or 396 kilometers across) is the crater Herschel that gives Mimas its Death Star-like appearance.
This view looks toward the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Mimas. North on Mimas is up and rotated 40 degrees to the right. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on May 20, 2013.
The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 100,000 miles (200,000 kilometers) from Mimas and at a Sun-Mimas-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 130 degrees. Image scale is 4,000 feet (1 kilometer) per pixel.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

distant-traveller:

Crescent Mimas

A thin sliver of Mimas is illuminated, the long shadows showing off its many craters, indicators of the moon’s violent history.

The most famous evidence of a collision on Mimas (246 miles, or 396 kilometers across) is the crater Herschel that gives Mimas its Death Star-like appearance.

This view looks toward the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Mimas. North on Mimas is up and rotated 40 degrees to the right. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on May 20, 2013.

The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 100,000 miles (200,000 kilometers) from Mimas and at a Sun-Mimas-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 130 degrees. Image scale is 4,000 feet (1 kilometer) per pixel.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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@2 weeks ago with 119 notes
#astronomy #science #moons 

ssv-normandy:

when people casually mention something you’re completely obsessed with and it takes every fuckin ounce of your self control not to propel yourself into the stars and scream for the rest of eternity about how much you love the thing

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@3 months ago with 670248 notes
#space #Carl Sagan #astronomy #andromeda #science 

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@3 months ago with 3225 notes
#science #fact #space #astronomy #news 
@3 months ago with 10350 notes
#galaxy #space #astronomy 

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@3 months ago with 139834 notes
#Space #astronomy #galaxy #universe 


At the fractures of the first second after the big bang.
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At the fractures of the first second after the big bang.

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@8 months ago with 3257 notes
#big bang #art #illustration #science #astrophysics #astronomy 
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@9 months ago with 5747 notes
#fact #north star #astronomy 

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@1 week ago with 14047 notes
#gif #astronomy #milky way 
thenewenlightenmentage:

IC 4603: Reflection Nebula in Ophiuchius 
Image Credit & Copyright: Rolf Olsen
Explanation: Why does this starfield photograph resemble an impressionistic painting? The effect is created not by digital trickery but by large amounts of interstellar dust. Dust, minute globs rich in carbon and similar in size to cigarette smoke, frequently starts in the outer atmospheres of large, cool, evolved stars. The dust is dispersed as the star dies and grows as things stick to it in the interstellar medium. Dense dust clouds are opaque to visible light and can completely hide background stars. For less dense clouds, the capacity of dust to preferentially reflect blue starlight becomes important, effectively blooming the stars blue light out and marking the surrounding dust. Nebular gas emissions, typically brightest in red light, can combine to form areas seemingly created on an artist’s canvas. Photographed above is the central part of the nebula IC 4603 surrounding the bright star SAO 184376 (actually 8th magnitude) which mostly illuminates the blue reflection nebula. IC 4603 can be seen near the very bright star Antares (1st magnitude) toward the constellation of Ophiuchus.

thenewenlightenmentage:

IC 4603: Reflection Nebula in Ophiuchius 

Image Credit & CopyrightRolf Olsen

Explanation: Why does this starfield photograph resemble an impressionistic painting? The effect is created not by digital trickery but by large amounts of interstellar dust. Dust, minute globs rich in carbon and similar in size to cigarette smoke, frequently starts in the outer atmospheres of large, cool, evolved stars. The dust is dispersed as the star dies and grows as things stick to it in the interstellar medium. Dense dust clouds are opaque to visible light and can completely hide background stars. For less dense clouds, the capacity of dust to preferentially reflect blue starlight becomes important, effectively blooming the stars blue light out and marking the surrounding dust. Nebular gas emissions, typically brightest in red light, can combine to form areas seemingly created on an artist’s canvas. Photographed above is the central part of the nebula IC 4603 surrounding the bright star SAO 184376 (actually 8th magnitude) which mostly illuminates the blue reflection nebulaIC 4603 can be seen near the very bright star Antares (1st magnitude) toward the constellation of Ophiuchus.

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@2 months ago with 158 notes
#nebula #astronomy #space 
itscolossal:

A Multi-Camera 360° Panoramic Timelapse of the Stars by Vincent Brady [VIDEO]
@3 months ago with 152294 notes
#space #gif #stars #earth #universe #astronomy 

spaceplasma:

Mysterious disk of blue stars around M31’s black hole

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have identified the source of a mysterious blue light surrounding a supermassive black hole in our neighbouring Andromeda Galaxy (M31).

The blue light is coming from a disk of hot, young stars. These stars are whipping around the black hole in much the same way as planets in our solar system are revolving around the Sun. Astronomers are perplexed about how the pancake-shaped disk of stars could form so close to a giant black hole. In such a hostile environment, the black hole’s tidal forces should tear matter apart, making it difficult for gas and dust to collapse and form stars.

Credit: NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)

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@3 months ago with 1068 notes
#m31 #andromeda #space #science #astronomy 

"Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.”

-Douglas Adams

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@3 months ago with 311733 notes
#space #quote #astronomy #nebula 

B612 Impact Video 4-20-14 

This video shows all of the astroid impacts between 2000-2013. Including one that was measured at 600 kilotons of energy, keeping in mind that the atomic bomb that destroyed the city of Hiroshima was only 15 kilotons…

@5 months ago
#astroids #science #sciencenews #news #hiroshima #astronomy 

thenewenlightenmentage:

Best of 2013!

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

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@9 months ago with 4461 notes
#science #astronomy #dark matter #black holes #galaxies #news #2013 #stars #higgs boson #milky way #solar system 
1 week ago
#moon #astronomy #photography 
1 week ago
#gif #astronomy #milky way 
distant-traveller:


Crescent Mimas







A thin sliver of Mimas is illuminated, the long shadows showing off its many craters, indicators of the moon’s violent history.
The most famous evidence of a collision on Mimas (246 miles, or 396 kilometers across) is the crater Herschel that gives Mimas its Death Star-like appearance.
This view looks toward the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Mimas. North on Mimas is up and rotated 40 degrees to the right. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on May 20, 2013.
The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 100,000 miles (200,000 kilometers) from Mimas and at a Sun-Mimas-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 130 degrees. Image scale is 4,000 feet (1 kilometer) per pixel.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
2 weeks ago
#astronomy #science #moons 
thenewenlightenmentage:

IC 4603: Reflection Nebula in Ophiuchius 
Image Credit & Copyright: Rolf Olsen
Explanation: Why does this starfield photograph resemble an impressionistic painting? The effect is created not by digital trickery but by large amounts of interstellar dust. Dust, minute globs rich in carbon and similar in size to cigarette smoke, frequently starts in the outer atmospheres of large, cool, evolved stars. The dust is dispersed as the star dies and grows as things stick to it in the interstellar medium. Dense dust clouds are opaque to visible light and can completely hide background stars. For less dense clouds, the capacity of dust to preferentially reflect blue starlight becomes important, effectively blooming the stars blue light out and marking the surrounding dust. Nebular gas emissions, typically brightest in red light, can combine to form areas seemingly created on an artist’s canvas. Photographed above is the central part of the nebula IC 4603 surrounding the bright star SAO 184376 (actually 8th magnitude) which mostly illuminates the blue reflection nebula. IC 4603 can be seen near the very bright star Antares (1st magnitude) toward the constellation of Ophiuchus.
2 months ago
#nebula #astronomy #space 

ssv-normandy:

when people casually mention something you’re completely obsessed with and it takes every fuckin ounce of your self control not to propel yourself into the stars and scream for the rest of eternity about how much you love the thing

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3 months ago
#space #Carl Sagan #astronomy #andromeda #science 
itscolossal:

A Multi-Camera 360° Panoramic Timelapse of the Stars by Vincent Brady [VIDEO]
3 months ago
#space #gif #stars #earth #universe #astronomy 
3 months ago
#science #fact #space #astronomy #news 
3 months ago
#m31 #andromeda #space #science #astronomy 
3 months ago
#galaxy #space #astronomy 
3 months ago
#space #quote #astronomy #nebula 
3 months ago
#Space #astronomy #galaxy #universe 
B612 Impact Video 4-20-14→

This video shows all of the astroid impacts between 2000-2013. Including one that was measured at 600 kilotons of energy, keeping in mind that the atomic bomb that destroyed the city of Hiroshima was only 15 kilotons…

5 months ago
#astroids #science #sciencenews #news #hiroshima #astronomy 


At the fractures of the first second after the big bang.
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8 months ago
#big bang #art #illustration #science #astrophysics #astronomy 
9 months ago
#science #astronomy #dark matter #black holes #galaxies #news #2013 #stars #higgs boson #milky way #solar system 
did-you-kno:

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9 months ago
#fact #north star #astronomy