July 17, 2014 ☽ Space Blog ☾

afro-dominicano: Milky Way over Gemini Observatory by Joy Pollard The Gemini Observatory consists of twin 8.1-meter diameter optical/infrared telescopes located on two of the best observing sites on the planet. From their locations on mountains in Hawai’i and Chile, Gemini Observatory’s telescopes can collectively access the entire sky. Gemini is operated by a partnership of six countries including the United States, Canada, Chile, Australia, Brazil and Argentina. Any astronomer in these coun...

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July 10, 2015
October 5, 2013
April 4, 2013
March 9, 2017

A collection of supernova remnant images from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory marking its 15th anniversary in space Top, from left: the Crab Nebula, G292.0+1.8 and the Tycho’s Supernova Remnant. At bottom, 3C58. Image credit: NASA/CXC/SAO

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#space, #astronomy, #chandra_x_ray_observatory, #supernova_remnant, #crab_nebula, #g292018

Look at that engine condensation! That’s what I like about the GE90-115B engines on Boeing 777-200LRs and -300ERs! British Airways Flight BA179 to JFK!

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#british_airways, #boeing, #boeing_777, #boeing_777_300er, #b77w, #ge90, #general_electric, #ge90_115b, #engine_condensation

August 6, 2013 Banking to the sunset
June 24, 2013
July 24, 2013

traverse-our-universe: It’s All Relative!This photo captured by Cassini may give the illusion that Mimas is on a collision course with Saturn’s rings, however it is 28,000 miles or 45,000 kilometers away! (Dec. 19, 2016; NASA.gov)

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Regent Airways of Bangladesh. #RegentAirways #Bangladesh #aircraft #airline #airlines #avgeek #boeing #airplane #airplanes (at Changi Airport)

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intermodal: Great Wall Airlines Boeing 747-412F B-2433 (MSN 28027/LN 1256) 14 September 2000: First flight 28 September 2000: Delivered to Singapore Airlines as 9V-SFI 04 September 2008: Delivered to Great Wall Airlines on lease as B-2433 01 June 2011: Delievered to China Cargo Airlines, still in Great Wall colors as of February 2012.

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June 1, 2011

traverse-our-universe: The full moon of June 20, 2016, had a colorful tint, created by light passing through Earth’s atmosphere. The color is exaggerated in these images by photographer Nate Laurant. [source]

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November 6, 2012
March 27, 2013 I miss these birds!

Sedimentary signs of a Martian lakebed This evenly layered rock photographed by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover shows a pattern typical of a lake-floor sedimentary deposit not far from where flowing water entered a lake. The scene combines multiple frames taken with Mastcam’s right-eye camera on Aug. 7, 2014, during the 712th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars. It shows an outcrop at the edge of “Hidden Valley,&...

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#space, #mars, #lakebed, #sediments

September 9, 2011 By: Unknown

globeaday: United Airlines Boeing 777-222/ER (N217UA) at ORD 39 Flights in January 167,073 Miles Flown 4,284 Mile Average Flight

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thelairdco: Blue belly and red winglets. Must be Austrian Boeing 767 lined up with lights for smooth landing at YYZ.

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Chris Hadfield: “The only thing that delights me more than this picture is imagining her thoughts.” Photo credit: Chris Hadfield

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October 30, 2013
May 15, 2014
September 7, 2015

From ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst while he was aboard the ISS: "…and I think to myself, “what a wonderful world”! “ October 26th 2014. Credit: ESA/Alexander Gerst

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#esa, #alexander_gerst, #iss, #astronaut, #beautiful, #world, #what_a_beautiful_world, #international_space_station, #canadarm, #planet, #earth, #stars, #aurora, #auroraborea

antikythera-astronomy: NASA’s Message-In-A-Bottle: The Interstellar ConstellationThe picture above represents one of the most beautiful things we’ve ever done.Here’s a short thought experiment and story:Somewhere one day a person, who may or may not be somewhat like you, might be looking through their telescope.They might see something strange, approaching the planet.They contact the authorities.A mission is conceived to rendezvous with the object.Astronauts carefully seal the mysterious astero...

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#voyager_golden_record, #voyager_mission, #voyager_spacecraft, #carl_sagan