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toocatsoriginals: Lockheed-Martin CATBird: F-35 JSF avionics testbed A highly-modified Boeing 737-330, the CATBird allows economical testing of individual systems and integration. A complete JSF avionics suite and full-scale cockpit are contained within the aircraft. The modified aircraft first flew in January, 2007. via Detail & Scale and Wikipedia

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#lockheed_martin, #catbird, #test_flight, #multipic

#latergram Minutes after take off from Kuala Lumpur to Bandar Seri Begawan, on V8-DLA operating as BI872. (at Royal Brunei Airlines)

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May 2, 2014

ALMA Milky Way This alluring all-skyscape was taken 5,100 meters above sea level, from the Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes. Viewed through the site’s rarefied atmosphere at about 50% sea level pressure, the gorgeous Milky Way stretches through the scene. Its cosmic rifts of dust, stars, and nebulae are joined by Venus, a brilliant morning star immersed in a strong band of predawn Zodiacal light. Still not completely dark even at this high altitude, the night sky’s greenish c...

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Two galaxies, that look as if they are colliding, but are actually separated by tens of millions of light-years, about 10 times the distance between the Milky Way and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy js

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June 6, 2014
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Close up of several sunspots. Note the fine structure of the surface of the sun and the thousands of convective cells. via NASA js

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A very happy birthday to our colleague astronaut David Saint-Jacques!  Learn more about David Saint-Jacques here: http://ow.ly/sjbW5 Photo Credit: CSA 

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#astronaut, #canadian_space_agency, #csa, #space, #nasa, #david_saint_jacques, #birthday

A Dark Winter Sky over Monfragüe National Park in Spain To read more and view the image without annotations, visit APOD/NASA. Image Credit & Copyright: José Luis Quiñones (Entre Encinas y Estrellas)

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#monfraguee, #rosette_nebula, #sirius, #betelgeuse, #procyon, #barnards_loop, #california_nebula, #pleiades, #astronomy, #astrophotography, #national_park, #spain, #stars, #n

Nothing says it’s a new day quite like this #sunrise. It’s a #GoodDay from @space_station! #YearInSpace.January 13, 2016.Credit: NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Twitter Account 

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#sunrise, #sun, #good_morning, #good_day, #space, #international_space_station, #space_station, #scott_kelly, #nasa, #light, #space_art, #space_photography, #fireball, #brigh

everything-healthy: cuong205a: Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are This is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen

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March 24, 2013

enrique262: Fuerza Aérea Colombiana, Sikorsky AH-60 Arpía IV anti-tank helicopter and Cessna A-37B Dragonfly light attack aircraft. Source.

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A deep look into a dark sky Can you count the number of bright dots in this picture? This crowded frame is a deep-field image obtained using the Wide Field Imager (WFI), a camera mounted on a relatively modestly sized telescope, the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre located at the La Silla Observatory, Chile. This image is one of five patches of sky covered by the COMBO-17 survey (Classifying Objects by Medium-Band Observations in 17 filters), a deep search for cosmic objects in a relatively narrow area of...

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#space, #astronomy, #galaxies

I was almost done with lunch when I thought I saw the tail of @airbus A350-900 F-WZGG (literally) moved on 13 February 2014 and it really did. Without waiting, I quickly grabbed my camera, went to a certain spot on the airshow ground to see it being towed out right in front of my eyes, and captured several shots as well as a video. #airbus #airbuslovers #airbusa350 #avgeek #aviation #planeporn #instaplane #igaviation #instaaviation #instagramaviation #vscosg #vscosingapore #sgvsco #vscocamsg #...

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sunset-wing: Photography by sunset-winghttp://sunsetwing.com/ Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) / 羽田空港

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April 30, 2014

Sky of two hemispheres As seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day why the constellation Orion stands so different in these two images? Some of the familiar constellations of the northern hemisphere are also visible from the south but they appear upside down! Both images are taken in December and the field of view is similar. The left image is from the southern-most Australia in the beautiful island of Bruny, off the caost from Tasmania. In this moonlit night the Orion stands on its head above the...

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#night_sky, #astrophoto, #hemisphere, #orion

Sierra night A crystal clear winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada. Winter stars in the northern hemisphere sky appear along the Milky Way. Sirius is in the middle and the prominent figure of constellation Orion, the Hunter, is on the right. Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater alpine lake in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. At 1645 ft (~ 500 m) deep its the the United State’s second-deepest lake (after Crater Lake in Oregon). From the photographer: “I was most pleased with the stillnes...

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#night_sky, #astrophoto, #nevada, #winter