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mothernaturenetwork:

Mysterious ‘magic island’ appears on Saturn’s moonIn addition to revealing island-like icebergs of methane, scientists are hoping the summer solstice on Titan will stir up tropical cyclones for observation.

mothernaturenetwork:

Mysterious ‘magic island’ appears on Saturn’s moon
In addition to revealing island-like icebergs of methane, scientists are hoping the summer solstice on Titan will stir up tropical cyclones for observation.

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3 months ago
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levantineviper:

A few days ago NASA and the European Space Agency released the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) 2014 - the latest in a series of deep space images (see the other three here) captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. This image is “among the most colorful deep space images ever captured”.

The first time I saw the Hubble UDF image was the closest thing to a religious experience I’ve ever had.  Take a moment to realize what exactly you’re looking at.  This image captures nearly 10,000 galaxies, each containing millions to billions of stars in a section of sky roughly the size of a postage stamp held at arm’s length.  Scary to some, but I find solace in understanding my own insignificance.  

dirtyberd:

askshyster:

levantineviper:

A few days ago NASA and the European Space Agency released the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) 2014 - the latest in a series of deep space images (see the other three here) captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. This image is “among the most colorful deep space images ever captured”.

The first time I saw the Hubble UDF image was the closest thing to a religious experience I’ve ever had.  Take a moment to realize what exactly you’re looking at.  This image captures nearly 10,000 galaxies, each containing millions to billions of stars in a section of sky roughly the size of a postage stamp held at arm’s length.  Scary to some, but I find solace in understanding my own insignificance.  

(Source: levantineviper-archive)

3 months ago
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luxhysteria:

Jupiter’s great red spot. A hurricane three times the size of our whole planet that’s been raging for centuries.

(via i-am-jason-grace)

5 months ago
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The Antennae galaxies in collision

The Antennae galaxies in collision

6 months ago
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Globules in the Running Chicken Nebula

Globules in the Running Chicken Nebula

6 months ago
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If Andromeda were brighter, this is how it would look in our night sky. They’re all out there, we just can’t see them
Distance to Earth: 2,538,000 light years

If Andromeda were brighter, this is how it would look in our night sky.
They’re all out there, we just can’t see them

Distance to Earth: 2,538,000 light years

(Source: laughing-treees, via dirtyberd)

3 months ago
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ktt:

Illuminated Code from Space - Macrocosm and Microcosm by Haari Tesla

An experiment with images of space with tilt shift which resulted in nebulae, galaxies, and supernovae transformed into microorganisms.

Macrocosm and microcosm is an ancient Greek Neo-Platonic schema of seeing the same patterns reproduced in all levels of the cosmos, from the largest all the way down to the smallest scale.

5 months ago
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In the heart of the Rosette Nebula lies a bright open cluster of stars that lights up the nebula. The stars of NGC 2244 formed from the surrounding gas only a few million years ago. The above image taken in January using multiple exposures and very specific colors of Sulfur (shaded red), Hydrogen (green), and Oxygen (blue), captures the central region in tremendous detail. A hot wind of particles streams away from the cluster stars and contributes to an already complex menagerie of gas and dust filaments while slowly evacuating the cluster center. The Rosette Nebula’s center measures about 50 light-years across, lies about 4,500 light-years away, and is visible with binoculars towards the constellation of the Unicorn

In the heart of the Rosette Nebula lies a bright open cluster of stars that lights up the nebula. The stars of NGC 2244 formed from the surrounding gas only a few million years ago. The above image taken in January using multiple exposures and very specific colors of Sulfur (shaded red), Hydrogen (green), and Oxygen (blue), captures the central region in tremendous detail. A hot wind of particles streams away from the cluster stars and contributes to an already complex menagerie of gas and dust filaments while slowly evacuating the cluster center. The Rosette Nebula’s center measures about 50 light-years across, lies about 4,500 light-years away, and is visible with binoculars towards the constellation of the Unicorn

6 months ago
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