wanariefimran: A kangaroo in the nest of dragons (Simon Wong)

NGC 2261: Hubble’s Variable Nebula “The leading variability explanation for Hubble’s Variable Nebula holds that dense knots of opaque dust pass close to R Mon and cast moving shadows onto the reflecting dust seen in the rest of the nebula.”Source & credit: Hubble, NASA, ESA; Data: Mark Clampin (NASA’s GSFC); Processing & License: Judy Schmidt

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ohstarstuff: “Astronomy, as nothing else can do, teaches men humility.” Arthur C. Clarke (Credit: Aurora over Norway by Max Rive)

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May 22, 2011 Aeromexico

traverse-our-universe: Lynds Dark Nebula 1251 “Stars are forming in Lynds Dark Nebula (LDN) 1251. About 1,000 light-years away, the dusty molecular cloud is part of a complex of dark nebulae mapped toward the Cepheus flare region, drifting above the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. Across the spectrum, astronomical explorations of the obscuring interstellar clouds reveal energetic shocks and outflows associated with newborn stars, including the telltale reddish glow from scattered Herbig-Haro o...

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May 28, 2013 By Jeffrey Owen

A curious supernova in NGC 2441 This bright spiral galaxy is known as NGC 2441, located in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe). However, NGC 2441 is not the only subject of this new Hubble image; the galaxy contains an intriguing supernova named SN1995E, visible as a small dot at the approximate centre of this image. Supernova SN1995E, discovered in 1995 as its name suggests is a type Ia supernova. This kind of supernova is found in binary systems, where one star — a...

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August 28, 2014

Speckled #Aurora trail @CanonAustralia @AuroraAddicts @AuroraMAX @apod @ISS_Research @abcopen @BuzzFeedOz #Australia Credit: AuroraMAX’s Twitter Account

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July 15, 2011 ATL
May 11, 2011 Taxiing

Valles Marineris: The Grand Canyon of Mars The largest canyon in the Solar System cuts a wide swath across the face of Mars. Named Valles Marineris, the grand valley extends over 3,000 kilometers long, spans as much as 600 kilometers across, and delves as much as 8 kilometers deep. By comparison, the Earth’s Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA is 800 kilometers long, 30 kilometers across, and 1.8 kilometers deep. The origin of the Valles Marineris remains unknown, although a leading hypothesis h...

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August 18, 2014
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June 17, 2011 Rainy Day

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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January 3, 2013
January 4, 2013
September 1, 2011 By: Aviation News

wanariefimran: “Looking down on the huge GP7200 engines, as we’re cruising high above the Atlantic Ocean shortly before we reach the European continent. Flight AF 007 from New York JFK to Paris CDG.” -C.P.

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postitforward: “I realized, really for the first time, that people who didn’t even know me were wishing for my success —  hoping to share in the pride of future accomplishments, but even more important, willing to provide encouragement in the face of disappointments. I hope that by sharing my experiences, others will be inspired to set high goals for themselves.” - Ellen Ochoa is the first Hispanic director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center and the first Hispanic woman to go to space. Q: You we...

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Good morning Earth. Happy Sun-day from the space station. #YearInSpaceJuly 19th, 2015.Credit: NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Twitter Account

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October 16, 2013 Speedbird banking right
October 27, 2011 Galley
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March 19, 2014

The beautiful side of IC 335 This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the galaxy IC 335 in front of a backdrop of distant galaxies. IC 335 is part of a galaxy group containing three other galaxies, and located in the Fornax Galaxy Cluster 60 million light-years away. As seen in this image, the disc of IC 335 appears edge-on from the vantage point of Earth. This makes it harder for astronomers to classify it, as most of the characteristics of a galaxy’s morphology — the arms of a spi...

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June 24, 2013
July 24, 2014 By Alberto Reyes

Doing a #flashbackfriday because I’m playing around with #vscocam and their refinements (I prefer VSCO CAM to Instagram now) Image taken with Tigerair Mandala cabin crew Yenny on RI802 on 29 March. Yes, we’re equally short and as always, I’m the last passenger to leave the aircraft. #vsco #vscocamsg #TigerairMandala #MandalaAirlines #avgeek #pramugari #Tigerair (at Changi International Airport)

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October 22, 2012 by Alberto Reyes
July 11, 2011