flyingtheskies: neenjah of the skies

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January 25, 2012 By: Mok

Beauty. JAXA Astronaut Koichi Wakata: “The moon setting on the blue earth atmosphere.” Credit: JAXA Astronaut Koichi Wakata 

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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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August 17, 2012
February 7, 2015 By Alberto Reyes

distant-traveller: The whirling disc of NGC 4526 This neat little galaxy is known as NGC 4526. Its dark lanes of dust and bright diffuse glow make the galaxy appear to hang like a halo in the emptiness of space in this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Although this image paints a picture of serenity, the galaxy is anything but. It is one of the brightest lenticular galaxies known, a category that lies somewhere between spirals and ellipticals. It has hosted two known supernov...

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October 2, 2012

Allegiant Air’s first Airbus A319 is in full colors! Seen here at Southern Rochford [EGMC] Airport being towed for power runs prior to delivery! To be re-registered as N301NV! Ex Easyjet!

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traverse-our-universe: “The moon hangs like the blade of an axe tonight” | Kelso, WA | May 27, 2017

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May 17, 2013
May 31, 2012 By Alberto Reyes
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January 19, 2016 planehunter: © m_zagorski

Karen Nyberg: “New York and south along the US east coast.” Photo Credit: Karen Nyberg/NASA

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November 20, 2013 Approaching Naples
May 28, 2013

The Potsdam gravity potato Why do some places on Earth have higher gravity than others? Sometimes the reason is unknown. To help better understand the Earth’s surface, sensitive measurements by the orbiting satellitesGRACE and CHAMP were used to create a map of Earth's gravitational field. Since a center for studying this data is in Potsdam, Germany, and since the result makes the Earth look somewhat like a potato, the resulting geoid has been referred to as the Potsdam Gravity Potato. Hi...

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joedirtrules: enterprisi: Have some space backgrounds! Resolution: 700x1050px (which should be large enough for most phones) All images from NASA’s Hubble website (x) and edited by me nsfw

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Montreal covered in snow as seen from the International space station on December 30th 2013. Photo Credit : Rick Mastracchio

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January 5, 2014

titanium-rain: Two #RSAF F-15C Eagles from the 13th Squadron come in for a formation landing at KAAB — by: @AhmedhaderVia Twitter

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January 5, 2013 By Alberto Reyes

Day 106. Twilight comes again. Good night from the International Space Station.July 12th, 2015.Credit: NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Twitter Account

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Descent to a comet Yesterday, the first soft landing on a comet took place some 500 million kilometers from planet Earth as the Rosetta mission lander Philae settled on the nucleus of C67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The landing site, dubbed Agilkia, is located near the center of this remarkable image snapped by Philae’s ROLIS (ROsetta Lander Imaging System) camera. Taken from a distance of about 3 kilometers the image has a resolution of about 3 meters per pixel at the surface. After Philae&...

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encounter-south-asia: Milky Way Galaxy as seen from Neil Island, India.  8 Places to Stargaze in India [source]

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