Witch Head, M42 Mosaic
Credit: Bucksnort Observatory
Witch Head, M42 Mosaic
Credit: Bucksnort Observatory

Witch Head, M42 Mosaic
Credit: Bucksnort Observatory

framesandflames:

August 22nd
AIA 0193
images from Solar Dynamics Observatory
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framesandflames:

August 22nd

AIA 0193

images from Solar Dynamics Observatory

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monolithzine:

The moon and Venus as seen by the Clementine probe in 1994.

monolithzine:

The moon and Venus as seen by the Clementine probe in 1994.

vajohna:

Saturn imaged by Cassini.Taken: 12 August 2014
Received on Earth: 13 August 2014x/x
vajohna:

Saturn imaged by Cassini.Taken: 12 August 2014
Received on Earth: 13 August 2014x/x

vajohna:

Saturn imaged by Cassini.

Taken: 12 August 2014
Received on Earth: 13 August 2014
x/x

Coal Sack Nebula

The Coalsack Dark Nebula is the most prominent dark nebula in the skies, easily visible to the naked eye as a dark patch silhouetted against the southern Milky Way.

Credit: Dieter Willasch Astro-Cabinet

sagansense:

theoneaboutscience:

Curiosity watched on sol 713 as lumpy Phobos passed across the face of the Sun. There are 84 images in this animation, which runs faster than natural speed. A couple of sunspots are faintly visible. The animation is composed of raw JPEG images, so contains artifacts, particularly at the high-contrast areas at the edges of the Sun and Phobos.
NASA / JPL / MSSS / TAMU / Emily Lakdawalla (via Curiosity sees a Phobos transit, sol 713 | The Planetary Society)

Watching a robotic extension of ourselves observing a moon transiting the nearest star…

IC443 - IC444. The Jellyfish Nebula, Supernova Remnant in Gemini

The Jellyfish nebula (IC443) in Gemini is a supernova remnant that is from 8000 years ago (3.000 - 30.000). Although it shares some characteristics with other supernova remnants like the Crab nebula, in this case, the gas threads do hot show a regular outward expansion. The nebular area on the bottom of the image is IC444. The more prominent stars are Mu and Eta Geminorum.

Credit: Antonio Perez Astronomia

adamcrossphoto:

Our galaxy doing it’s best to out-shine city lights. I really need to move somewhere darker. Oh, and our nearest galaxy neighbour Andromeda is in the second photo, see if you can spot it. It’s the smudgy looking white spot near the tree on the right hand side // adamcrossphoto
adamcrossphoto:

Our galaxy doing it’s best to out-shine city lights. I really need to move somewhere darker. Oh, and our nearest galaxy neighbour Andromeda is in the second photo, see if you can spot it. It’s the smudgy looking white spot near the tree on the right hand side // adamcrossphoto
adamcrossphoto:

Our galaxy doing it’s best to out-shine city lights. I really need to move somewhere darker. Oh, and our nearest galaxy neighbour Andromeda is in the second photo, see if you can spot it. It’s the smudgy looking white spot near the tree on the right hand side // adamcrossphoto

adamcrossphoto:

Our galaxy doing it’s best to out-shine city lights. I really need to move somewhere darker. Oh, and our nearest galaxy neighbour Andromeda is in the second photo, see if you can spot it. It’s the smudgy looking white spot near the tree on the right hand side // adamcrossphoto

beautyandtheuniverse:

The caldera at the summit of Olympus Mons on Mars, it has a depth of about 3 km.

beautyandtheuniverse:

The caldera at the summit of Olympus Mons on Mars, it has a depth of about 3 km.

spaceplasma:


On August 24th at 12:17 UT, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded this M5.6-category explosion near the eastern limb of the sun.
The source of the blast was sunspot AR2151. As the movie shows, an instability in the suspot’s magnetic canopy hurled a dense plume of plasma into space. If that plasma cloud were to hit Earth, the likely result would be strong geomagnetic storms. However, because of the sunspot’s location near the edge of the solar disk, Earth was not in the line of fire.
Even so, the flare did produce some Earth effects. A pulse of extreme UV radiation from the explosion partially ionized our planet’s upper atmosphere, resulting in a Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance (SID). Waves of ionization altered the normal propagation of VLF (very low frequency) radio transmissions over the the dayside of Earth, an effect recorded at the Polarlightcenter in Lofoten, Norway: data.

Credit: NASA/SDO
spaceplasma:


On August 24th at 12:17 UT, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded this M5.6-category explosion near the eastern limb of the sun.
The source of the blast was sunspot AR2151. As the movie shows, an instability in the suspot’s magnetic canopy hurled a dense plume of plasma into space. If that plasma cloud were to hit Earth, the likely result would be strong geomagnetic storms. However, because of the sunspot’s location near the edge of the solar disk, Earth was not in the line of fire.
Even so, the flare did produce some Earth effects. A pulse of extreme UV radiation from the explosion partially ionized our planet’s upper atmosphere, resulting in a Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance (SID). Waves of ionization altered the normal propagation of VLF (very low frequency) radio transmissions over the the dayside of Earth, an effect recorded at the Polarlightcenter in Lofoten, Norway: data.

Credit: NASA/SDO

spaceplasma:

On August 24th at 12:17 UT, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded this M5.6-category explosion near the eastern limb of the sun.

The source of the blast was sunspot AR2151. As the movie shows, an instability in the suspot’s magnetic canopy hurled a dense plume of plasma into space. If that plasma cloud were to hit Earth, the likely result would be strong geomagnetic storms. However, because of the sunspot’s location near the edge of the solar disk, Earth was not in the line of fire.

Even so, the flare did produce some Earth effects. A pulse of extreme UV radiation from the explosion partially ionized our planet’s upper atmosphere, resulting in a Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance (SID). Waves of ionization altered the normal propagation of VLF (very low frequency) radio transmissions over the the dayside of Earth, an effect recorded at the Polarlightcenter in Lofoten, Norway: data.

Credit: NASA/SDO

UGC 1810 The Rose Galaxy

Credit: NASA/Hubble, Mehdi Bozzo-Rey
UGC 1810 The Rose Galaxy

Credit: NASA/Hubble, Mehdi Bozzo-Rey

UGC 1810 The Rose Galaxy

Credit: NASA/Hubble, Mehdi Bozzo-Rey

A message from Anonymous
Is time travel possible?

If you want to read an incredible book about that subject and many more awesome related topics check out;

Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel by Michio Kaku

I read it last year along with Physics of the Future, also by Michio Kaku.

I thought it was very interesting and also very “over my head” at times. Lol. It’s been along time since I took physics class.

Thank you for the great question :)

The Carina Nebula from the ground

This image shows a ground-based view of the giant star-forming region in the southern sky known as the Carina Nebula, combining the light from three different filters tracing emission from oxygen (blue), hydrogen (green), and sulphur (red). The colour is also representative of the temperature in the ionised gas: blue is relatively hot and red is cooler. The Carina Nebula is a good example of how very massive stars rip apart the molecular clouds that give birth to them. The bright star near the centre of the image is eta Carinae, one of the most massive and luminous stars known.

Credit: N. Smith and NOAO/AURA/NSF

child-of-thecosmos:

The Pale Blue Dot (Full video)

child-of-thecosmos:

The Pale Blue Dot (Full video)