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fromquarkstoquasars: The Death Stars of Orion: Oftentimes, we don’t take a moment to appreciate how utterly tame our sun is. It isn’t prone to spitting out cataclysmic solar flares or CMEs; the orbit our of planet remains steady (preventing Earth from being stuck in an proverbial battle between Jack Frost and a dragon) and, most of all, it isn’t neither hot enough or too bright for it to completely sterilize Earth’s surface. (Without these things, there would be no us) On the other end of the s...

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May 22, 2012 By: Shapira

Dear God, If I’m meant to marry someone, let that person be from the airline/aviation industry. Apparently I can’t distance myself from the airport. (at Changi International Airport (SIN))

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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

February 7, 2012 By: HDW

This astounding image was captured in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana.(APOD/NASA). Image Credit & Copyright: Petr Horálek

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#kalahari_desert, #botswana, #africa, #night_sky, #astronomy, #astrophotography, #night_photography, #space, #nebulae, #milky_way, #magellanic_cloud, #stars, #pleiades, #star

October 7, 2012
December 29, 2012 Gulfstream G550 VP-BLA

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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December 2, 2013 By Alberto Reyes
March 10, 2017

ytomatoboi: sunset-wing: Photography by sunset-winghttp://sunsetwing.com/ New Chitose Airport / 新千歳空港 All Nippon Airways (ANA Wings)Bombardier Dash 8 Q400JA855A @ CTS

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April 26, 2017 russian-air-force:IL78

sunset-wing: Photography by sunset-winghttp://sunsetwing.com/http://787.red/ New Chitose Airport (RJCC/CTS) / 新千歳空港

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June 20, 2013 F-18 Super Hornets.
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March 9, 2014 ☽ Space Blog ☾

Hail the Hexagon…The full light of our sun allowed the Cassini spacecraft to capture this image of Saturn’s hexagonal polar jet stream, but the sun does not provide much warmth. In addition to being low in the sky (just like summer at Earth’s poles), the sun is nearly ten times as distant from Saturn as from Earth. This results in the sunlight being only about 1 percent as intense as at our planet. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 560,000 miles (900,000 kil...

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#nasa, #space, #saturn, #hexagon, #cassini, #rings, #pole, #planet, #solarsystem, #exploration

August 6, 2014 ☽ Space Blog ☾
March 4, 2012 By: CDN
December 10, 2013
May 5, 2014

Canadarm2 photographed from the cupola at the International Space Station by Expedition 38 crewman and JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata. Looks like a flower, doesn’t it? Photo credit: Koichi Wakata

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