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 weeks ago with 546424 notes
#space #Carl Sagan #astronomy #andromeda #science 

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@1 month ago with 3229 notes
#science #fact #space #astronomy #news 
@1 month ago with 8118 notes
#galaxy #space #astronomy 

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@1 month ago with 122367 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.

Fariedesign | Society6 | Facebook

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@6 months ago with 3215 notes
#big bang #art #illustration #science #astrophysics #astronomy 
did-you-kno:

Source
@6 months ago with 5750 notes
#fact #north star #astronomy 

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@6 months ago with 174989 notes
#moon #moon phases #astronomy 
sagansense:

Mars’ potato-shaped moon Phobos will be receiving a fly-by of ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft this Sunday! Zipping by 28 feet above its surface, the spacecraft will be traveling too close and too fast for any photo ops, but the science collected from this fly-by will provide the most accurate details yet of the 27 x 22 x 18km moon’s gravitational field, which in turn, will enable us to better understand its internal structure.

"At just 45 km from the surface, our spacecraft is passing almost within touching distance of Phobos…we’ve been carrying out maneuvers every few months to put the spacecraft on track and, together with the ground stations that will be monitoring it on its close approach, we are ready to make some extremely accurate measurements at Phobos." stated Michael Denis, the Mars Express Operations Manager [source]

As the spacecraft nears Phobos, it will be pulled off course by the moon’s gravity, altering its velocity by a mere few centimeters per second. As these measurements are sent back as radio signals from Mars Express, Earthly scientists will then translate them to determine the mass and and density structure within the moon. This data will assist in addressing questions of origin pertaining to Phobos’ planetary sibling, Deimos, as well.

How does this work? Mars Express possesses a high-resolution stereo camera which has been taking photos of Phobos against the background star field in the previous weeks leading up to this 35 hour tracking sequence: before, during and after the close encounter with Phobos. In addition to researching obtained toward its gravitational field, Mars Express will take measurements on the influence of solar wind on the moon’s surface.

"By making close flybys of Phobos with Mars Express in this way, we can help to put constraints on the origin of these mysterious moons…Mars Express entered orbit around the Red Planet exactly ten years ago this week – this close flyby of Phobos is certainly an exciting way to celebrate!"
- Olivier Witasse, Mars Express Project Scientist at ESA [source]

Phobos’ relative size compared to the Alpes and town of Grenoble, France. 

Not so lumpy now, eh?



Excerpts and information from the Phys.org article 'Mars Express heading towards daring flyby of Phobos'. For further details on this marvelous spacecraft, ESA put together a 10-year video montage of Mars Express highlights, providing insight into the sophisticated equipment on board, which you can accompany with the 90-minute replay of ESA’s Mars Express conference from June 2013, which highlights the key scientific discoveries of the mission along with a new mineral atlas created to chart the geological history of Mars.

sagansense:

Mars’ potato-shaped moon Phobos will be receiving a fly-by of ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft this Sunday! Zipping by 28 feet above its surface, the spacecraft will be traveling too close and too fast for any photo ops, but the science collected from this fly-by will provide the most accurate details yet of the 27 x 22 x 18km moon’s gravitational field, which in turn, will enable us to better understand its internal structure.

"At just 45 km from the surface, our spacecraft is passing almost within touching distance of Phobos…we’ve been carrying out maneuvers every few months to put the spacecraft on track and, together with the ground stations that will be monitoring it on its close approach, we are ready to make some extremely accurate measurements at Phobos." stated Michael Denis, the Mars Express Operations Manager [source]

As the spacecraft nears Phobos, it will be pulled off course by the moon’s gravity, altering its velocity by a mere few centimeters per second. As these measurements are sent back as radio signals from Mars Express, Earthly scientists will then translate them to determine the mass and and density structure within the moon. This data will assist in addressing questions of origin pertaining to Phobos’ planetary sibling, Deimos, as well.

How does this work? Mars Express possesses a high-resolution stereo camera which has been taking photos of Phobos against the background star field in the previous weeks leading up to this 35 hour tracking sequence: before, during and after the close encounter with Phobos. In addition to researching obtained toward its gravitational field, Mars Express will take measurements on the influence of solar wind on the moon’s surface.

"By making close flybys of Phobos with Mars Express in this way, we can help to put constraints on the origin of these mysterious moons…Mars Express entered orbit around the Red Planet exactly ten years ago this week – this close flyby of Phobos is certainly an exciting way to celebrate!"
- Olivier Witasse, Mars Express Project Scientist at ESA [source]

Phobos’ relative size compared to the Alpes and town of Grenoble, France.

Not so lumpy now, eh?

Excerpts and information from the Phys.org article 'Mars Express heading towards daring flyby of Phobos'. For further details on this marvelous spacecraft, ESA put together a 10-year video montage of Mars Express highlights, providing insight into the sophisticated equipment on board, which you can accompany with the 90-minute replay of ESA’s Mars Express conference from June 2013, which highlights the key scientific discoveries of the mission along with a new mineral atlas created to chart the geological history of Mars.

@6 months ago with 318 notes
#Phobos #mars #carl sagan #astronomy #solar system 
itscolossal:

A Multi-Camera 360° Panoramic Timelapse of the Stars by Vincent Brady [VIDEO]
@1 month ago with 78918 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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@1 month ago with 1057 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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@1 month ago with 269131 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…

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

thenewenlightenmentage:

Best of 2013!

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

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@6 months ago with 4424 notes
#science #astronomy #dark matter #black holes #galaxies #news #2013 #stars #higgs boson #milky way #solar system 
@6 months ago with 1448 notes
#moon #earth #humans #astronomy #art 
sagansense:

For all of you photographers out there - professional or amateur - here’s a wonderfully informative article via the-science-llama on the how-to’s and what-not’s of photographing meteor showers. And for all who are interested, you’ll want to gear up, because 2014 will be quite a cosmically eventful year, filled with many sights to see and falling debris to capture…behind a camera lens, that is.

sagansense:

For all of you photographers out there - professional or amateur - here’s a wonderfully informative article via the-science-llama on the how-to’s and what-not’s of photographing meteor showers. And for all who are interested, you’ll want to gear up, because 2014 will be quite a cosmically eventful year, filled with many sights to see and falling debris to capture…behind a camera lens, that is.

@6 months ago with 36 notes
#photography #astrophotography #science #info #meteors #meteor showers #astronomy 

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 weeks ago
#space #Carl Sagan #astronomy #andromeda #science 
itscolossal:

A Multi-Camera 360° Panoramic Timelapse of the Stars by Vincent Brady [VIDEO]
1 month ago
#space #gif #stars #earth #universe #astronomy 
1 month ago
#science #fact #space #astronomy #news 
1 month ago
#m31 #andromeda #space #science #astronomy 
1 month ago
#galaxy #space #astronomy 
1 month ago
#space #quote #astronomy #nebula 
1 month 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…

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


At the fractures of the first second after the big bang.
Fariedesign | Society6 | Facebook 

Source: fariedesign
6 months ago
#big bang #art #illustration #science #astrophysics #astronomy 
6 months ago
#science #astronomy #dark matter #black holes #galaxies #news #2013 #stars #higgs boson #milky way #solar system 
did-you-kno:

Source
6 months ago
#fact #north star #astronomy 
6 months ago
#moon #earth #humans #astronomy #art 
6 months ago
#moon #moon phases #astronomy 
sagansense:

For all of you photographers out there - professional or amateur - here’s a wonderfully informative article via the-science-llama on the how-to’s and what-not’s of photographing meteor showers. And for all who are interested, you’ll want to gear up, because 2014 will be quite a cosmically eventful year, filled with many sights to see and falling debris to capture…behind a camera lens, that is.
6 months ago
#photography #astrophotography #science #info #meteors #meteor showers #astronomy 
sagansense:

Mars’ potato-shaped moon Phobos will be receiving a fly-by of ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft this Sunday! Zipping by 28 feet above its surface, the spacecraft will be traveling too close and too fast for any photo ops, but the science collected from this fly-by will provide the most accurate details yet of the 27 x 22 x 18km moon’s gravitational field, which in turn, will enable us to better understand its internal structure.

"At just 45 km from the surface, our spacecraft is passing almost within touching distance of Phobos…we’ve been carrying out maneuvers every few months to put the spacecraft on track and, together with the ground stations that will be monitoring it on its close approach, we are ready to make some extremely accurate measurements at Phobos." stated Michael Denis, the Mars Express Operations Manager [source]

As the spacecraft nears Phobos, it will be pulled off course by the moon’s gravity, altering its velocity by a mere few centimeters per second. As these measurements are sent back as radio signals from Mars Express, Earthly scientists will then translate them to determine the mass and and density structure within the moon. This data will assist in addressing questions of origin pertaining to Phobos’ planetary sibling, Deimos, as well.

How does this work? Mars Express possesses a high-resolution stereo camera which has been taking photos of Phobos against the background star field in the previous weeks leading up to this 35 hour tracking sequence: before, during and after the close encounter with Phobos. In addition to researching obtained toward its gravitational field, Mars Express will take measurements on the influence of solar wind on the moon’s surface.

"By making close flybys of Phobos with Mars Express in this way, we can help to put constraints on the origin of these mysterious moons…Mars Express entered orbit around the Red Planet exactly ten years ago this week – this close flyby of Phobos is certainly an exciting way to celebrate!"
- Olivier Witasse, Mars Express Project Scientist at ESA [source]

Phobos’ relative size compared to the Alpes and town of Grenoble, France. 

Not so lumpy now, eh?



Excerpts and information from the Phys.org article 'Mars Express heading towards daring flyby of Phobos'. For further details on this marvelous spacecraft, ESA put together a 10-year video montage of Mars Express highlights, providing insight into the sophisticated equipment on board, which you can accompany with the 90-minute replay of ESA’s Mars Express conference from June 2013, which highlights the key scientific discoveries of the mission along with a new mineral atlas created to chart the geological history of Mars.
6 months ago
#Phobos #mars #carl sagan #astronomy #solar system