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June 27, 2013

The long and winding arms Spiral galaxy NGC 3455 lies roughly 65 million light-years away from us in the constellation of Leo (The Lion). NGC 3455 falls into the category of type SB galaxy — a barred spiral — in the Hubble classification system, the Hubble Sequence. Galaxies of this type appear to have a bar of stars slicing through the bulge of stars in their centers. Further, this galaxy is considered a SBb type, which means its spiral arms neither wind tightly nor loosely. NGC 3455 makes up...

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June 30, 2017

traverse-our-universe: NGC 1291This 12 billion year old barred galaxy is located in the Eridanus constellation. Young stars dot the outskirts of the galaxy (shown in red) and older stars reside in the center (shown in blue). (NASA.gov)

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June 27, 2017

zainisaari: McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 HornetThe F-18A/B Hornets entered service with the RAAF between 1984 and 1990, and of the initial 75 aircraft delivered, 71 remain in operation as of 2017.

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December 19, 2011 Submission by: rohanrob
November 1, 2013
October 23, 2013 Sunset
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fuckyeahusarmedforces: U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, fly near Guam Feb. 16, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey/Released) That has to be up there….like…up THERE.

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January 20, 2012 Window
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May 16, 2013

sloganhunter: Air China going for the double with this pair of belters.  1) The heart will fly with her wings 2) relieved, relaxed, satisfied, attracted Absolute nonsense. Love it!

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airbus-fanboy: Cockpit of an Airbus A380-800 of Lufthansa. Pls follow me :) Photo Credit: Steve Jurvetson

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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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May 19, 2013
December 22, 2012

refactortactical: Five MC-130J Commando II’s from the 522nd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., conduct low level formation training Nov. 5, 2013 over Clovis, N.M. The New Mexico landscape provides an optimal training environment for air crews to hone their skills to meet the needs of the 27th Special Operations Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew)

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danielalfonzo:This series is dedicated to those who go out of their way to get the window seat on an airplane, just so they can stare out and wonder about the majesty of this world. 

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August 14, 2012

Batcat EC-121R Batcat During the Vietnam War some 30 EC-121s were modified from U.S. Navy WV-2 and WV-3 early warning Constellations for use with ground sensors to detect enemy troop movements along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and 25 were deployed to Southeast Asia, at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, as a part of Operation Igloo White. The resulting EC-121R configuration was nicknamed the Batcat. Two Batcats were lost during the war, with the loss of 22 crewmen, one in a takeoff accident during...

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traverse-our-universe: Coconino National Forest, Arizona, USAPhotos 1 & 2 via Coconino National Forest on Flickr. 

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April 30, 2014
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June 22, 2011

bmashy:Posing with a machine gun of arrows flying boat hull PH-3 coastal defense, Harbor of new York, 1943

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