aviation

ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst aboard the ISS: “Sometimes it seems like our planet is a living being itself. If it were, what would it tell us?“ September 14th 2014. Credit: Alexander Gerst/ESA

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#esa, #astronaut, #alexander_gerst, #iss, #international_space_station, #planet, #earth, #aurora, #space, #green, #photography

February 21, 2014 By Alberto Reyes

weareallstarstuff: Hot plasma exploding off of the Sun’s photosphere and traveling along loops of the Sun’s magnetic field.

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worldofaviation: An F-14D Tomcat from the Naval Air Warfare Center at Patuxent River conducts a test drop of a laser-guided bomb.

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December 19, 2011 By: Matt Cawby

Surprise within a cloud This image shows a region of the Milky Way that lies within the constellation of Scorpius, close to the central plane of the galaxy. The region hosts a dense cloud of dust and gas associated with the molecular cloud IRAS 16562-3959, clearly visible as an orange smudge among the rich pool of stars at the centre of the image. Clouds like these are breeding grounds for new stars. In the centre of this cloud the bright object known as G345.4938+01.4677 can just be seen beyon...

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#space, #astronomy, #molecular_cloud, #milky_way

Hubble looks at light and dark in the universe This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a variety of intriguing cosmic phenomena. Surrounded by bright stars, towards the upper middle of the frame we see a small young stellar object (YSO) known as SSTC2D J033038.2+303212. Located in the constellation of Perseus, this star is in the early stages of its life and is still forming into a fully-grown star. In this view from Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys(ACS) it appears to ha...

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#space, #astronomy, #hubble_space_telescope, #nebula

flyingtheskies: airviation: 777 and that console in the middle (with the small monitor on it) looks like a damn calculator - a big one at that

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December 28, 2016

Hello to everyone! I don’t know exactly how to word this, but it seems like I’m in a bit of a mess. As you can see in the picture above, I’ve been contested several times of copyright infringement (3 times before this) and it appears that this is my final warning.  I love posting on this blog, but ever since these incidents I’ve been more careful with what I post, but to no avail. You may have seen a decrease in the number of posts I make in a day, and that’s exactl...

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#personal, #tumblr, #copyright_infringement

May 18, 2013
October 25, 2011 Dreamlifter By: MNSBC

#latergram Minutes after take off from Kuala Lumpur to Bandar Seri Begawan, on V8-DLA operating as BI872. (at Royal Brunei Airlines)

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August 8, 2017

Almond blossoms and celestial pair A blooming almond tree appears in a clear April evening of Balaton Uplands, Hungary. The Moon is in conjunction with Jupiter next to the V figure of Hyades star cluster (constellation Taurus). The Pleiades star cluster appear closer to the horizon and bright star Capella and constellation Auriga is in the middle top. Image credit & copyright: Tamas Ladanyi

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#night_sky, #astrophoto, #almond, #moon, #hungary, #jupiter

youlikeairplanestoo: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nickolas Alarcon, a loadmaster assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, observes a drop zone from the rear of a C-130 Hercules aircraft after deploying a light payload above Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a readiness week Feb. 21, 2013. (DoD photo by Osakabe Yasuo, U.S. Air Force/Released)

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May 31, 2013

flyingtheskies: studiorow: From 1970, and still no passenger aircraft that can beat it in 2013. It would take you from London to New York in under 3 ½‎ hours, and today that journey takes just under 8.  untouchable

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April 30, 2014

62 kilometers above comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko Spacecraft Rosetta continues to approach, circle, and map Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Crossing the inner Solar System for ten years to reach the vicinity of the comet last month, the robotic spacecraft continues to image the unusual double-lobed comet nucleus. The reconstructed-color image featured, taken about 10 days ago, indicates how dark this comet nucleus is. On the average, the comet's surface reflects only about four percent of impinging...

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#space, #astronomy, #comet, #churyumov_gerasimenko

Pluto Shares its First Secrets!Just one day after its successful Pluto Flyby, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent back the first close-up photos of the dwarf planet and its largest moon, Charon.Not only does Pluto have a mountain range with peaks 3500 meters high which formed no more than 100 million years ago – quite young for a celestial object in a 4.56-billion-year-old solar system -, but Charon looks completely different with cliffs and canyons (one being 7 to 9 km deep!).The spacecraft a...

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#pluto, #plutoflyby, #planets, #solar_system, #exploration, #discovery, #space, #space_exploration, #nasa, #new_horizons, #planet

enrique262:July 2015, at the airbase near Voronezh, a Russian Air Force Su-34 veers off the runway while landing and overturns, apparently after the brake parachute failed to deploy, the two-man crew was unharmed. 

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May 9, 2012 By: JPC
December 27, 2015
November 30, 2013

Fragile Oasis: “Turquoise waters of the Bahamas from the International Space Station.” Photo credit: Fragile Oasis

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June 30, 2013
April 26, 2017

Tugging its way into #sgairshow on the afternoon of 10 February, the @airbus A350-900 MSN 3. #vscocam #vscocamsg #flashbackfriday #avgeek (at Changi Exhibition Centre)

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October 3, 2011 By: Argerich
August 4, 2011 By: Digital Journal
August 29, 2011 By: Frank-Seifert

kenobi-wan-obi: M81 by Manfred Konrad Messier 81 is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Due to its proximity to Earth, large size and active galactic nucleus, Messier 81 has been studied extensively by professional astronomers.

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Star trails over Atacama Desert cacti This gorgeous photograph, taken in the Atacama Desert in Chile, shows star trails circling the South Celestial Pole, over a cacti-dominated still landscape. The star trails show the apparent path of the stars in the sky as the Earth slowly rotates, and are captured by taking long-exposure shots. A final deeper exposure was superimposed over the magnificent trails, revealing many more, fainter stars and, just rising above the horizon, the southern Milky Way,...

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#space, #night_sky, #atacama_desert, #cacti, #star_trails

Hubble Sees Turquoise-Tinted Plumes in Large Magellanic Cloud CSA Astronaut Jeremy Hansen’s Twitter comment about the picture: “What are we missing? Images like this remind me of how little we actually know.” Image Credit: ESA/Hubble/NASA/Josh Barrington

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#hubble, #hubble_telescope, #telescope, #space, #photography, #stars, #universe, #astronomy, #large_megallanic_cloud, #turquoise, #galaxy, #jeremy_hansen

NASA Astronaut Terry W. Virts aboard the ISS: “A blue wedge of sunlight about to shine on Siberia and overtake its green aurora.” January 27th, 2015.Source: Terry W. Virts/NASA

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#nasa, #astronaut, #terry_virts, #iss, #international_space_station, #blue, #sunlight, #siberia, #aurora, #green, #photography, #space