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Hubble sees a dwarf galaxy shaped by a grand design The subject of this Hubble image is NGC 5474, a dwarf galaxy located 21 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear). This beautiful image was taken with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The term “dwarf galaxy” may sound diminutive, but don’t let that fool you — NGC 5474 contains several billion stars! However, when compared to the Milky Way with its hundreds of billions...

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Chris Hadfield: “From now on, stained glass will always remind me of Russian solar arrays in orbit.” Photo Credit: Chris Hadfield

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#chris_hadfield, #space, #astronaut, #international_space_station, #solar_panel, #glass, #photography

February 8, 2014 Dreamliner in the night

@qatarairways #businessclass cabin on board @airbus #A380 A7-APF #aircraft at #sgairshow. #singaporeairshow #spottedatsgairshow #avgeek #aviation #airbuslovers #Airbus #plane #planeporn #paxex #megaplane #airplane #aerosexual #aeroplane #aerospace #sgvsco #vscosg #vscosingapore #vscocamsg #vscocamsingapore #igaviation #instagramaviation #instaaviation #instaplane (at Changi Exhibition Centre)

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#airbus, #aerosexual, #paxex, #vscocamsingapore, #instagramaviation, #airplane, #sgvsco, #singaporeairshow, #spottedatsgairshow, #igaviation, #sgairshow, #airbuslovers, #bus

I think this has got to be my favorite name for Pan Am’s Boeing 747s! “Clipper Empress of the Skies”!

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February 14, 2014 The throttle
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July 27, 2014

CSA Astronaut David Saint-Jacques: “Early morning Spacewalk training at NASA’s giant pool, the Neutral Buoyancy Lab!” Photo Credit: David Saint-Jacques

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August 7, 2011 737

sunset-wing: Photography by sunset-winghttp://sunsetwing.com/ Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) / 羽田空港

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Comet PanSTARRS, Moon, and Venus : It is the object to the left of the big tree thats generating much recent excitement. If you look closely, there you can see Comet PanSTARRS, complete with two tails. During July, this comet has increased markedly in brightness and has just passed its closest approach to Earth. The statuesque tree in the center is a Norfolk Island Pine, and to either side of this tree are New Zealand Pohutukaw trees. Over the trees, far in the distance, are bright Venus and an...

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Karyn Nyberg: “Shortly after the HTV4 capture on Friday (August 9th 2013). Good times.” Photo Credit: Karen Nyberg

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August 13, 2011 By: WallpaperSM

NGC 6357via APOD/NASA; NASA; Credit: ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (IAA, Spain); Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

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June 26, 2015
June 29, 2017

JAXA Astronaut Koichi Wakata enjoying the magnificent view of Earth inside the cupola of the International Space Station on April 27th 2014. Credit: JAXA Astronaut Koichi Wakata

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September 6, 2015 by Gonzalo Alonso

“In 1716, English astronomer Edmond Halley noted, “This is but a little Patch, but it shews itself to the naked Eye, when the Sky is serene and the Moon absent.” Of course, M13 is now less modestly recognized as the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, one of the brightest globular star clusters in the northern sky. Telescopic views reveal the spectacular cluster’s hundreds of thousands of stars. At a distance of 25,000 light-years, the cluster stars crowd into a region 150 l...

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#edmond_halley, #astronomy, #space, #star_cluster, #m13, #great_globular_cluster, #stars, #astrophotography, #science_blog, #space_blog, #history, #1700s, #1716, #18th_centur

January 24, 2014
October 11, 2013 Airbus family
July 9, 2013

maddieonthings: Found camp @ 7500ft last night ✋! Tomorrow we keep moving south towards LA tomorrow on the Havoline ProDS #EverydayDrivers project

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June 2, 2013