Category aviation

retrowar: A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 taxis down a flightline during a joint training exercise

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theaviationwriter: First look! Airbus completes paintwork on first A350 XWB - more photos on www.theaviationwriter.com

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January 25, 2012 By: Mok
September 12, 2012

Luca Parmitano: “Like an Escher painting, sand dunes seem to reproduce the same shape indefinitely.” Photo Credit : Luca Parmitano  

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#luca_parmitano, #sand_dunes, #astronaut, #space, #international_space_station, #iss, #photography, #landscape, #sand, #escher

June 18, 2014

redjeep: P-3 Orion. I’ve spent a few hours in one of these on more than one occasion during my time in the Navy. They since been replaced with the P-A Poseidon. 

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#lockheed, #p3, #us_air_force, #landscape, #prop_plane, #flying, #armed, #open_bomb_hatch, #patrol_aircraft, #bottom_front_right_view, #antisubmarine_aircraft

May 4, 2016

kommaar: coming now  :   smiles from Ghana  > http://kommaar.tumblr.com/ photo by Martin Morkowsky

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Student-built rocket lifts off from the Bonneville Salt Flats A student-built rocket lifts off the brilliant white hardpan of the Bonneville Salt Flats in Tooele County, Utah, May 17, during the “launchfest” that concluded the 2013-14 NASA Student Launch rocketry competition. Sixteen teams, comprised of some 250 student participants from 15 states, launched rockets of their own design, complete with three working science and engineering payloads apiece, cheered on by approxim...

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#rocket, #lift_off, #bonneville_salt_flats, #utah, #nasa

October 24, 2012

Centaurus A “Only 11 million light-years away, Centaurus A is the closest active galaxy to planet Earth. Spanning over 60,000 light-years, the peculiar elliptical galaxy also known as NGC 5128, is featured in this sharp telescopic view. Centaurus A is apparently the result of a collision of two otherwise normal galaxies resulting in a fantastic jumble of star clusters and imposing dark dust lanes. Near the galaxy’s center, left over cosmic debris is steadily being consumed by a central bl...

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#elliptical_galaxy, #ngc_5128, #centaurus_a, #cosmic_collision, #black_hole, #active_galaxy, #astronomy, #space, #astrophotography, #star_clusters, #stars, #mine

September 24, 2012
October 28, 2013

flyingtheskies: 35000-feet-above-this-world: United Boeing 737-900ER flight deck. still waiting for the day when this will be my office

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July 23, 2011 Fuji + B-747
July 17, 2014

Milky Way over the Monte Zoncolan “The Monte Zoncolan is one of the most famous ski resorts in Friuli and one of the favorite sites for amateur astronomers in the region.” Image credit & copyrIght: Marco Candotti

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#night_sky, #astrophoto, #milky_way, #monte_zoncolan

airviation: London Heathrow Tower Air Traffic Controller Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System

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Magnetar formation mystery solved? Magnetars are the bizarre super-dense remnants of supernova explosions. They are the strongest magnets known in the Universe — millions of times more powerful than the strongest magnets on Earth. A team of European astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) now believe they’ve found the partner star of a magnetar for the first time. This discovery helps to explain how magnetars form — a conundrum dating back 35 years — and why this particular star didn...

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July 17, 2014 ☽ Space Blog ☾
January 12, 2013

A supermassive black hole 21 billion times the size of our Sun has just been discovered at the center of the NGC 4889 galaxy! This makes it one of the most massive black holes ever discovered.In comparison, the black hole at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, has an estimated mass of 4 million times that of the Sun.Learn more here.Photo: NASA / ESA Credit: Canadian Space Agency’s Facebook Account

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#black_hole, #sun, #supermassive_black_hole, #supermass, #galaxy, #milky_way, #space, #space_photography, #space_photo, #discovery, #space_discoveries, #science, #astronomy

July 9, 2011 By: Hafner
August 11, 2013

The view from on high As seen on the National Geographic News the Milky Way galaxy lights up the night above two ALMA radio telescopes in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The altitude—5,000 meters (16,400 feet) above sea level—allows for exceptional visibility. The Southern Cross constellation (Crux) is visible to the left of the radio telescope in the foreground; Saturn is the brightest orb of light halfway down the image to the right. Image credit & copyright: Babak A. Tafreshi

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December 29, 2016
February 27, 2013

Mimas in Saturnlight“Peering from the shadows, the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Mimas lies in near darkness alongside a dramatic sunlit crescent. The mosaic was captured near the Cassini spacecraft’s final close approach on January 30, 2017. Cassini’s camera was pointed in a nearly sunward direction only 45,000 kilometers from Mimas. The result is one of the highest resolution views of the icy, crater-pocked, 400 kilometer diameter moon.” (read more at APOD/NASA) Image Credit: Cassin...

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#mimas, #saturns_moons, #cassini, #space_exploration, #our_solar_system, #astronomy, #astrophotography, #space_blog, #moon, #mine

February 15, 2013 The RCAF Snowbirds 2012
July 2, 2014 ☽ Space Blog ☾

astronomicalwonders: Happy New Year - The Fireworks of the Universe Let’s celebrate the advent of 2015 by learning about the most spectacular fireworks in all of the universe: the Super Nova! When a star is massive and old enough, its core may become unstable and begin to collapse. A Super Nova is caused when this collapse results in the violent release of the outer layers of that star. These stellar explosions release so much energy and radiation that they can outshine entire galaxies. Happy N...

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October 8, 2011 FO