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July 9, 2013
December 12, 2017 Mauna Kea Starlight js

Mars, Saturn, and the Southern Cross A clear window between rain storms at the coast of Maui, Hawaii, gave an opportunity to TWAN photographer to capture this image of night sky over the Pacific Ocean, from the Haleakala National Park, near the town of Hana. Mars, the red planet, dominates the view, shining at its brightest, near its closest orbital position to the Earth (Mars opposition happens every 26 months). Saturn is also visible on the left, above stars of Scorpius. At the horizon, the M...

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#night_sky, #astrophoto, #mars, #saturn, #milky_way, #southern_cross

La Silla Poses for an ultra HD shoot A curtain of stars surrounds the 3.58-metre New Technology Telescope (NTT) in this new Ultra High Definition photograph from the ESO Ultra HD Expedition. It was captured on the first night of shooting at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, which sits at 2400 metres above sea level on the outskirts of the Chilean Atacama Desert. The majestic telescope enclosure aligns perfectly with the Milky Way’s central region — the brightest section and the area which o...

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#eso, #telescope, #la_silla, #new_technology_telescope, #night_sky

zainisaari:U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle pilot approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron

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#queued

June 20, 2013

@qatarairways #businessclass cabin on board @airbus #A380 A7-APF #aircraft at #sgairshow. #singaporeairshow #spottedatsgairshow #avgeek #aviation #airbuslovers #Airbus #plane #planeporn #paxex #megaplane #airplane #aerosexual #aeroplane #aerospace #sgvsco #vscosg #vscosingapore #vscocamsg #vscocamsingapore #igaviation #instagramaviation #instaaviation #instaplane (at Changi Exhibition Centre)

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#airbus, #aerosexual, #paxex, #vscocamsingapore, #instagramaviation, #airplane, #sgvsco, #singaporeairshow, #spottedatsgairshow, #igaviation, #sgairshow, #airbuslovers, #bus

To fly, to serve before calling it final: @british_airways Boeing 747-400 G-CIVY. #vsco #vscocam #vscocamsg #Boeing #Boeing747 #BritishAirways #aircraft #airplane #airplanes #airline #airlines #avgeek (at Changi Beach Park Carkpark 5)

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M6: The Butterfly cluster To some, the outline of the open cluster of stars M6 resembles a butterfly. M6, also known as NGC 6405, spans about 20 light-years and lies about 2,000 light years distant. M6, pictured above, can best be seen in a dark sky with binoculars towards the constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius), coving about as much of the sky as the full moon. Like other open clusters, M6 is composed predominantly of young blue stars, although the brightest star is nearly orange. M6 is e...

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#space, #astronomy, #butterfly_cluster, #m6

November 23, 2017 A Giant Squid Nebula js

Dr Martin Braun’s Electro-Dynamic Air Ship Patent number: 356743 Issue date: Feb 1, 1887 “Be it known that I, MARTIN BRAUN, of Cape Vincent, in the county of Jefferson and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Aerial Ships..” Drawing from SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, April 16th, 1887.

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#1880s, #airship, #art

May 13, 2013

Living on Mars: The HI-SEAS team simulate long duration Mars mission on Earth to prepare for the Red Planet. To learn more about HI-SEAS: http://hi-seas.org/ Credit: HI-SEAS/Chris Hadfield

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#mars, #red_planet, #training, #space, #science, #astronaut, #chris_hadfield

March 29, 2012 By: MultiFlight
January 25, 2013 By Alberto Reyes
September 26, 2011 Crew Rest

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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#nasa, #space, #astronomy

June 20, 2013

humanoidhistory: Beautiful Saturn, observed by NASA’s Cassini probe on October 22, 2013, at a distance of approximately 2.6 million km (1.6 million miles).(NASA)

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Symbiotic R Aquarii : A long recognized naked-eye variable star, R Aquarii is actually an interacting binary star system, two stars that seem to have a close, symbiotic relationship. About 710 light years away, it consists of a cool red giant star and hot, dense white dwarf star in mutual orbit around their common center of mass. The binary systems visible light is dominated by the red giant, itself a Mira-type long period variable star. But material in cool giant stars extended envelope is pull...

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#nasa, #space, #astronomy

traverse-our-universe: NGC 4388This is an unusual spiral galaxy that has been warped by interactions with surrounding galaxies. Its nestled in the Virgo Cluster, with over 1,300 other galaxies. Some survive the collisions, while others are pulled apart.

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Chris Hadfield on Twitter: “54 years ago, Yuri Gagarin was the 1st human to leave Earth [on April 12, 1961]. I’m 55, & thank him (art by Detlev Van Ravenswaay).” Source: Chris Hadfield/Detlev Van Ravenswaay

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#chris_hadfield, #yuri_gagarin, #yuris_night, #space, #art, #history, #legend, #inspiration, #astronaut, #60s, #astronomy, #science, #colors

thedemon-hauntedworld: NGC 772 NGC 772 (also known as Arp 78) is an unbarred spiral galaxy approximately 130 million light-years away in the constellation Aries. Credits: Data obtained using the MegaCam camera on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Image by Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT) & Giovanni Anselmi (Coelum)

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May 9, 2012
August 29, 2014

Happy birthday to Buzz Aldrin, second person to walk on the Moon!Photo: NASACredit: Canadian Space Agency’s Facebook Account

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#buzz_aldrin, #happy_birthday, #anniversary, #moon, #spacewalk, #walk_the_moon, #nasa, #space, #space_exploration, #pioneer, #astronaut, #quote, #inspiring_quotes

traverse-our-universe: A series of shots of the full moon on June 20, 2016, taken from Duluth, Minnesota’s Park Point beach by photographer Grant Johnson. The Superior Entry Lighthouse can be seen in the foreground. [source]

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November 30, 2011 By: Boeing

theekgeek: Sometimes you forget how big the #Boeing #777 #GE90 engines are. See the ramp guy in comparison.

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June 28, 2015
September 26, 2015

Good morning USA and Canada! You were very colorful this morning. #YearInSpace Jully 27, 2015.Credit: NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Twitter Account

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#nasa, #astronaut, #scott_kelly, #space, #morning, #sunrise, #photography, #earth, #planet, #iss, #international_space_station, #astronomy, #stars, #yearinspace