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05 Oct 11 at 9 am

galaxyshmalaxy:

Rosette Nebula, (by mtibor64)

galaxyshmalaxy:

Rosette Nebula, (by mtibor64)
 6755
05 Oct 11 at 8 am

alanfriedman:

Nephelococcygia

It’s the long way of describing our love for seeing likenesses in the shapes of clouds. If you are bitten by this bug and find yourself with a solar telescope, watch out. The fantastic plumes of hydrogen plasma we call solar prominences seen at the edge of sun will tempt you to identify them in earthly forms. I once set out to classify a bunch and this was the result. A Yeti, a bonsai, Don Quixote, the angel that fell to earth… there’s even one that looks like me or did, when I wore a goatee. Click on the picture to see the big version from my website. Each image there is a hot link to a little bit of averted imagination. Enjoy!

alanfriedman:

Nephelococcygia
It’s the long way of describing our love for seeing likenesses in the shapes of clouds. If you are bitten by this bug and find yourself with a solar telescope, watch out. The fantastic plumes of hydrogen plasma we call solar prominences seen at the edge of sun will tempt you to identify them in earthly forms. I once set out to classify a bunch and this was the result. A Yeti, a bonsai, Don Quixote, the angel that fell to earth… there’s even one that looks like me or did, when I wore a goatee. Click on the picture to see the big version from my website. Each image there is a hot link to a little bit of averted imagination. Enjoy!
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03 Oct 11 at 9 am

scipsy:

The Antennae Galaxies (also known as NGC 4038 and 4039) are a pair of distorted colliding spiral galaxies about 70 million light-years away, in the constellation of Corvus (The Crow) (via ESO fan page)

tags: astronomy 
scipsy:

The Antennae Galaxies (also known as NGC 4038 and 4039) are a pair of distorted colliding spiral galaxies about 70 million light-years away, in the constellation of Corvus (The Crow) (via ESO fan page)
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01 Oct 11 at 5 am

(Source: galaxyshmalaxy)

tags: nebula  space  astronomy  science 
 43
29 Sep 11 at 11 am

scipsy:

Abell 644 (via Chandra)

tags: astronomy 
scipsy:

Abell 644 (via Chandra)
galaxyshmalaxy:

Milky Way
 66
18 Sep 11 at 10 am

bloodredorion:

New research suggests that massive rocky planets may be the result of the failed creation of Jupiter-sized gas giants.

Most astronomers currently believe planets are created by a method known as core accretion. Giant disks of gas circle newborn stars. Grains in these…

(±0.2 Billion Years.): Some Rocky Planets Could Have Been Born as Gas Giants
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17 Sep 11 at 11 am

galaxyshmalaxy:

Lagoon Nebula RGB (my first RGB) (by Peter Hegarty)

tags: nebula  astronomy  space  science 
galaxyshmalaxy:

Lagoon Nebula RGB (my first RGB) (by Peter Hegarty)
 38410
15 Sep 11 at 11 pm

floresenmialma:

world-shaker:

Phases of the Moon

Adí mismo es como las como xD

(via puerta3-deactivated20120722)

tags: Oreos  food  science  astronomy 
floresenmialma:

world-shaker:

Phases of the Moon

Adí mismo es como las como xD
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12 Sep 11 at 1 am

scipsy:

Even wonder what you might weigh on Saturn or on a neutron star? Try this and you can know what your weight might be on other worlds

tags: astronomy  physics 
scipsy:

Even wonder what you might weigh on Saturn or on a neutron star? Try this and you can know what your weight might be on other worlds
 14100
28 Aug 11 at 8 am

14-billion-years-later:

A newly discovered alien planet that formed from a dead star is a real diamond in the rough.

The super-high pressure of the planet, which orbits a rapidly pulsing neutron star, has likely caused the carbon within it to crystallize into an actual diamond, a new study suggests.

The composition of the planet, which is about five times the size of Earth, is not its only outstanding feature.

Read more.

14-billion-years-later:


A newly discovered alien planet that formed from a dead star is a real diamond in the rough. The super-high pressure of the planet, which orbits a rapidly pulsing neutron star, has likely caused the carbon within it to crystallize into an actual diamond, a new study suggests. The composition of the planet, which is about five times the size of Earth, is not its only outstanding feature.

Read more.
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24 Aug 11 at 10 am

scipsy:

The Milky Way by Nasa’s great observatories: Spitzer - Infrared, Hubble - Visible/Near-Infrared, Chandra - X-Ray. (via JPL)

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22 Aug 11 at 11 am

scipsy:

Sun (via)

tags: astronomy