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March 24, 2015
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September 22, 2015

starhasarrived: Clouds and Crescents Image Credit & Copyright: Christoph Malin (TWAN) Source

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centreforaviation: Black Bunny and friends. F-4J Phantoms from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron VX-4, “The Evaluators”, out of NAS Point Mugu and Naval Missile Center (NMC) China Lake, California 1975.

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gauthammanoj: About a week after the service was launched an Emirates 777-200ER is seen awaiting boarding at Lisbon Portella Airport

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July 24, 2014

Vela Supernova Remnant : The plane of our Milky Way Galaxy runs through this complex and beautiful skyscape. At the northwestern edge of the constellation Vela the telescopic frame is over 10 degrees wide, centered on the brightest glowing filaments of the Vela Supernova Remnant, an expanding debris cloud from the death explosion of a massive star. Light from the supernova explosion that created the Vela remnant reached Earth about 11,000 years ago. In addition to the shocked filaments of glowi...

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April 16, 2013

MSH 11-62 Supernova Remnant: A long observation with Chandra of the supernova remnant MSH 11-62 reveals an irregular shell of hot gas, shown in red, surrounding an extended nebula of high energy X-rays, shown in blue. Even though scientists have yet to detect any pulsations from the central object within MSH 11-62, the structure around it has many of the same characteristics as other pulsar wind nebulas. The reverse shock and other, secondary shocks within MSH 11-62 appear to have begun to crush...

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scanzen: The Johnson Space Center forms the backdrop for this rare picture of the Shuttle Challenger, atop the NASA modified 747 being ferried to the Kennedy Space Center from its Calofirnia landing sight. Undated, unused NASA postcard, c1985.

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Bright Spiral Galaxy M81 : One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earths sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful M81. This grand spiral galaxy can be found toward the northern constellation of the Great Bear . This superbly detailed view reveals M81s bright yellow nucleus, blue spiral arms, and sweeping cosmic dust lanes with a scale comparable to the Milky Way. Hinting at a disorderly past, a remarkable dust lane actually runs straight through the disk, to the left of t...

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May 15, 2014

distant-traveller:Orion in gas, dust, and stars The constellation of Orion holds much more than three stars in a row. A deep exposure shows everything from dark nebula to star clusters, all embedded in an extended patch of gaseous wisps in the greater Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The brightest three stars on the far left are indeed the famous three stars that make up the belt of Orion. Just below Alnitak, the lowest of the three belt stars, is the Flame Nebula, glowing with excited hydrogen g...

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July 13, 2017 Starry night js

Welcome home, Expedition 42!A few minutes after 10 pm EDT on March 11th 2015, Russia’s Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova as well as NASA’s Barry Wilmore landed back on Earth, in freezing and foggy Kazakhstan, after 167 days on the Space Station. While it was Elena’s first mission, Alexander and Barry have now spent 331 and 178 days in space respectively.Source: NASA/Bill Ingalls 

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Lufthansa’s First Boeing 747-8I, Reg. D-ABYA, Brandenburg, makes its inaugural appearance at LAX! Seen here during the water cannon salute after landing and taxiing to its gate at LAX for the first time!

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Frontier Fields Galaxy Cluster MACS J0717 : Frontier Fields galaxy cluster MACS J0717, one of the most complex and distorted galaxy clusters known, is the site of a collision between four clusters. It is located about 5.4 billion light years away from Earth. js

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January 10, 2013

wanariefimran: Used to fly with New York Air (N17316), Continental Airlines (N17316), AirAsia (9M-AAP) and AirAsia Thai (HS-AAP), this bird is now a retiree. (Benjamin H.W.)

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July 30, 2013

astronomicalwonders: An HD Panorama of our Milky Way The plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, which we see edge-on from our perspective on Earth, cuts a luminous swath across this high-resolution  image. With this view the general components of our spiral galaxy come clearly into view, including its disc, marbled with both dark and glowing nebulae, which harbours bright, young stars, as well as the Galaxy’s central bulge and its satellite galaxies. There are 400 billion other stars in are galaxy and...

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NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula : These cosmic clouds have blossomed 1,300 light-years away, in the fertile starfields of the constellation Cepheus. Called the Iris Nebula, NGC 7023 is not the only nebula to evoke the imagery of flowers, though. Still, this deep telescopic image shows off the Iris Nebulas range of colors and symmetries, embedded in surrounding fields of interstellar dust. Within the Iris itself, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. The dominant color of the brighter ref...

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December 17, 2014 rocketumbl: C-130

Road to astronomers’ paradise The southern sky and the Milky Way is photographed in the morning twilight above a road approaching the European Southern Observatory (ESO) site of Cerro Paranal, in the Atacama Desert, Chile. At 2,635 meters (8,645 ft) from sea level, with its dark and transparent sky, Paranal is home to some of the world’s leading telescopes. On top is the Very Large Telescope (VLT); composed of four 8-metre telescopes. Image credit: Christoph Malin

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Only a few centimeters of the glass protect us from incredibly beautiful, but such a dangerous sky.

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newyorker: Last month marked the ten-year anniversary of the last supersonic flight by the Concorde airliner. A look at Peter Marlow’s photos documenting the Concorde’s final days: http://nyr.kr/1aNWzm0 A view inside the cockpit. 2006. Photograph by Peter Marlow/Magnum.

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December 25, 2017
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