youlikeairplanestoo: Doing air-to-air with a Spitfire and a Mustang ain’t the worst way to spend a day! Photo by Anette Holmberg. Used with permission.

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September 9, 2013
April 30, 2014

NASA Astronaut Mike Hopkins aboard the ISS: “Conditions look pretty rough in Australia. Hopefully everyone is staying safe!” January 16 2014. Photo credit: Mike Hopkins/NASA

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July 20, 2011 By: Virgin America
August 12, 2013
January 17, 2014 By Alberto Reyes

Star Cluster R136 Bursts Out : In the center of star-forming region 30 Doradus lies a huge cluster containing some of the largest, hottest, and most massive stars known. These stars, known collectively as star cluster R136, were captured in the featured image in visible light by the Wide Field Camera 3 in 2009 peering through the Hubble Space Telescope. Gas and dust clouds in 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, have been sculpted into elongated shapes by powerful winds and ultraviol...

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Shoreline of the universe Against dark rifts of interstellar dust, the ebb and flow of starlight along the Milky Way looks like waves breaking on a cosmic shore in this night skyscape. Taken with a digital camera from the dunes of Hatteras Island, North Carolina, planet Earth, the monochrome image is reminiscent of the time when sensitive black and white film was a popular choice for dimly lit night- and astro-photography. Looking south, the bright stars of Sagittarius and Scorpius are near the...

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February 14, 2013
June 2, 2013 flyingtool: Hey you
June 3, 2016

fckyeahairplanes: Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300 This Boeing 767-332ER took its first flight on June 5, 1990, and was delivered to Delta on June 22, 1990…(c/n 24775/ 312) By Aero Icarus

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Hubble sees a galaxy with a glowing heart This view, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows a nearby spiral galaxy known as NGC 1433. At about 32 million light-years from Earth, it is a type of very active galaxy known as a Seyfert galaxy — a classification that accounts for 10% of all galaxies. They have very bright, luminous centers that are comparable in brightness to that of our entire galaxy, the Milky Way. Galaxy cores are of great interest to astronomers. The cente...

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Arp 188 and the Tadpole’s Tail Why does this galaxy have such a long tail? In this stunning vista, based on image data from the Hubble Legacy Archive, distant galaxies form a dramatic backdrop for disrupted spiral galaxy Arp 188, the Tadpole Galaxy. The cosmic tadpole is a mere 420 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation Draco. Its eye-catching tail is about 280 thousand light-years long and features massive, bright blue star clusters. One story goes that a more comp...

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September 12, 2015 rocketumbl: F-117
March 15, 2014 The cockpit

danielalfonzo:This series is dedicated to those who go out of their way to get the window seat on an airplane, just so they can stare out and wonder about the majesty of this world. 

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December 12, 2012

Construction secrets of a galactic metropolis Astronomers have used the APEX telescope to probe a huge galaxy cluster that is forming in the early Universe and revealed that much of the star formation taking place is not only hidden by dust, but also occurring in unexpected places. This is the first time that a full census of the star formation in such an object has been possible. Galaxy clusters are the largest objects in the Universe held together by gravity but their formation is not well un...

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Success! Great launch from ISS today of 2 combined satellites from Texas universities.January 29, 2016.Credit: ESA Astronaut Tim Peake’s Twitter Account

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May 17, 2013

wanariefimran: A Scandinavian A330 at Newark with a clear New York skyline at the back. (Jerome Mervelet)

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January 5, 2015 Land!
May 18, 2013

traverse-our-universe: This image of Supernova 1987A, which resides in the Large Magellanic Cloud, was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The three glowing rings are comprised of gas. The supernova is named so because its light finally appeared to us in Feb. 1987, even though the former massive star exploded around 165,000 BC! (via hubblesite.org)

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Today (April 13, 2015) is launch day for the SpaceX ISS cargo flight to the Space Station! Liftoff is at 4:33pm ET. To know more about the launch  : https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex  Source: NASA

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October 27, 2014

Arp 81: 100 million years later From planet Earth, we see this strongly distorted pair of galaxies, cataloged as Arp 81, as they were only about 100 million years after their close encounter. The havoc wreaked by their mutual gravitational interaction during the encounter is detailed in this color composite image showing twisted streams of gas and dust, a chaos of massive star formation, and a tidal tail stretching for 200 thousand light-years or so as it sweeps behind the cosmic wreckage. Also...

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