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Supernova remnant Puppis A Driven by the explosion of a massive star, supernova remnant Puppis A is blasting into the surrounding interstellar medium about 7,000 light-years away. At that distance, this remarkable false-color exploration of its complex expansion is about 180 light-years wide. It is based on the most complete X-ray data set so far from the Chandra and XMM/Newton observations, and infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. In blue hues, the filamentary X-ray glow is from gas...

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July 1, 2011

armchair-aviator: Spanish Air Force Freedom Fighters and Alpha Jets in formation ©aviationcorner.net

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Starburst pattern seen on Mars surface. Every spring, beautiful terrains erode. See why here. January 11, 2016.Credit: NASA’s Twitter Account

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traverse-our-universe: Solstice Dawn and Full Moonset  “A Full Moon sets as the Solstice Sun rises in this June 20 dawn skyscape. Captured from a nearby peak in central California, planet Earth, the scene looks across the summit of Mount Hamilton and Lick Observatory domes on a calendar date that marks an astronomical change of seasons and hemispherical extremes of daylight hours. Earth’s shadow stretches toward the Santa Cruz Mountains on the western horizon. Just above the atmospheric grey s...

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July 17, 2011
December 13, 2012

Persistent Saturnian auroras Are Saturn’s auroras like Earth’s? To help answer this question, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Cassini spacecraft monitored Saturn’s South Pole simultaneously as Cassini closed in on the gas giant in January 2004. Hubble snapped images in ultraviolet light, while Cassini recorded radio emissions and monitored the solar wind. Like on Earth, Saturn’s auroras make total or partial rings around magnetic poles. Unlike on Earth, however, Satur...

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The Great Orion Nebula - taken with a Planewave 17" Optical Tube Assembly. Photo by Jimmy Walker. js

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January 10, 2016
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Chris Hadfield: “2 friends did a 6.5-hour spacewalk, readying Station for the new Russian laboratory. Good work Fyodor & Sasha!" June 24th 2013. Photo credit: NASA

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Expedition 40 launches to the International Space Station The Soyuz TMA-13M rocket is launched with Expedition 40 Soyuz Commander Maxim Suraev, of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst, of the European Space Agency, ESA, and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA in the early hours of Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Suraev, Gerst, and Wiseman will spend the next five and a half months aboard the International Space Sta...

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March 1, 2015
February 17, 2013 New nose job!
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May 21, 2012 By: RTP

airplanepostcards: Aero Uruguay Boeing 707 (airline-issued) My cousin and I used to hang out many days at the airport in Hamburg, trading postcards with other collectors. One day he discovered that we could just walk into the cargo area, where we would ask for postcards in the airline offices. Of course, this was a different era, when airport security guards had more importing things to do then stopping two kids from entering a restricted area.

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Lives and deaths of sibling stars In this striking new image from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile young stars huddle together against a backdrop of clouds of glowing gas and lanes of dust. The star cluster, known as NGC 3293, would have been just a cloud of gas and dust itself about ten million years ago, but as stars began to form it became the bright group of stars we see here. Clusters like this are celestial laboratories that allow astronomers to learn more about how stars evolve. This b...

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November 18, 2011 By: Picasa
February 14, 2015 By Alberto Reyes
July 20, 2013

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

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zainisaari: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zackary Alan Landers takes a selfie from an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 as it prepares to take off from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck.

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September 27, 2011 17 AB
May 31, 2013 A-10 Warthog

Admire the surface of Saturn’s moon, Titan!This newly released composite image from NASA shows the moon’s surface instead of its hazy atmosphere.NASA says images taken by the Cassini orbiter show “remarkably Earth-like processes” shaping the surface of Titan.Click here to learn more.Photo: NASA Credit: Canadian Space Agency’s Facebook Account

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January 25, 2015 supersonic-youth: IL-62M
June 18, 2013
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