traverse-our-universe: NGC 7635: the Bubble NebulaThe petite Bubble Nebula manages to stand out, despite being surrounded by colossal dust clouds. In the upper left corner, star cluster M52 sparkles....

April 3, 2012 Ready

Star trails over Atacama Desert cacti This gorgeous photograph, taken in the Atacama Desert in Chile, shows star trails circling the South Celestial Pole, over a cacti-dominated still landscape. The star trails show the apparent path of the stars in the sky as the Earth slowly rotates, and are captured by taking long-exposure shots. A final deeper exposure was superimposed over the magnificent trails, revealing many more, fainter stars and, just rising above the horizon, the southern Milky Way,...

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NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman aboard the ISS: “The full moon is tiny, but extremely detailed up here.” Credit: Reid Wiseman/NASA

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Galilean moons Europa, Callisto, and Io pass in front of Jupiter. Photo of this rare triple-moon conjunction taken by the Hubble Space Telescope js

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The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be producing mysterious particles called neutrinos. js

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July 25, 2014 By Alberto Reyes
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“I’m wondering what will happen with Canadarm2 if I touch that big button…”- The Elf on the Shelf Credit: Canadian Space Agency’s Facebook Account

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November 18, 2011 By: Boeing

Standing out from the crowd The compact nature of globular clusters is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, having so many stars of a similar age in one bundle gives astronomers insights into the chemical makeup of our galaxy in its early history. But, at the same time, the high density of stars in the cores of globulars also makes it difficult for astronomers to resolve individual stars. The core of NGC 6642, shown here in this Hubble Space Telescope image, is particularly dense, making this...

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June 20, 2013

What a view! Fragile Oasis: “Bella! Italy from the International Space Station window of Earth.“ Photo Credit: Fragile Oasis

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selamta: Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam gives an interview at the hand-off ceremony for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Ethiopian Airlines is the first African carrier to acquire the newest of Boeing’s design marvels.

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The oldest cluster in its cloud This image shows NGC 121, a globular cluster in the constellation of Tucana (The Toucan). Globular clusters are big balls of old stars that orbit the centres of their galaxies like satellites — the Milky Way, for example, has around 150. NGC 121 belongs to one of our neighbouring galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). It was discovered in 1835 by English astronomer John Herschel, and in recent years it has been studied in detail by astronomers wishing to...

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#latergram flexing the carbon wings on @royalbruneiair Boeing 787. Inflight on 29 November 2013, onboard BI872 Kuala Lumpur-Bandar Seri Begawan route. (at Royal Brunei Airlines)

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