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

Gored of the rings Prometheus is caught in the act of creating gores and streamers in the F ring. Scientists believe that Prometheus and its partner-moon Pandora are responsible for much of the structure in the F ring. The orbit of Prometheus (53 miles, or 86 kilometers across) regularly brings it into the F ring. When this happens, it creates gores, or channels, in the ring where it entered.  Prometheus then draws ring material with it as it exits the ring, leaving streamers in its wake...

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The Great Carina Nebula : A jewel of the southern sky, the Great Carina Nebula, also known as NGC 3372, spans over 300 light-years, one of our galaxys largest star forming regions. Like the smaller, more northerly Great Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is easily visible to the unaided eye, though at a distance of 7,500 light-years it is some 5 times farther away. This gorgeous telescopic close-up reveals remarkable details of the regions central glowing filaments of interstellar gas and obscuring...

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Layers of clouds photographed from the ISS by NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg on July 18, 2013. Credit: Karen Nyberg/NASA

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March 8, 2012 By Alberto Reyes

Morning light over La Silla Here we see ESO's La Silla Observatory with a backdrop of the Milky Way. Established in the 1960s, La Silla was ESO’s first observatory to be built in Chile. Visible on the hill in the centre of this image is the rectangular New Technology Telescope (NTT) on the left, and the domed ESO 3.6-metre telescope to the right. The 3.58-metre NTT was inaugurated in 1989, and was the first in the world to have a computer-controlled main mirror. The main mirror is flexibl...

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May 17, 2013
July 28, 2014

Descent to a comet Yesterday, the first soft landing on a comet took place some 500 million kilometers from planet Earth as the Rosetta mission lander Philae settled on the nucleus of C67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The landing site, dubbed Agilkia, is located near the center of this remarkable image snapped by Philae’s ROLIS (ROsetta Lander Imaging System) camera. Taken from a distance of about 3 kilometers the image has a resolution of about 3 meters per pixel at the surface. After Philae&...

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August 13, 2011 By: WallpaperSM
March 18, 2013 By Alberto Reyes

Hokusai crater on Mercury This dramatic image features Hokusai in the foreground, famous for its extensive set of rays, some of which extend for over a thousand kilometers across Mercury’s surface.The extensive, bright rays indicate that Hokusai is one of the youngest large craters on Mercury.  Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

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IC 405: Flaming Star NebulaA runaway star lights the Flaming Star Nebula in this cosmic scene. Otherwise known as IC 405, the Flaming Star Nebula’s billowing interstellar clouds of gas and dust lie about 1,500 light-years away toward the constellation of Auriga. AE Aurigae, the bright star at upper left in the frame, is a massive and intensely hot O-type star moving rapidly through space, likely ejected from a collision of multiple star-systems in the vicinity of the Orion Nebula millions...

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December 23, 2014 Some storms ahead
March 21, 2013 LOVE!

oscarwildesbigadventure: We had an intense game of fetch today. He was huffing and puffing and I had to take a photo!

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April 24, 2012 Strike
July 17, 2013 SR-71 Blackbird. 

A Sagittarius starscape This rich starscape spans nearly 7 degrees on the sky, toward the Sagittarius spiral arm and the center of our Milky Way galaxy. A telescopic mosaic, it features well-known bright nebulae and star clusters cataloged by 18th century cosmic tourist Charles Messier. Still popular stops for skygazers M16, the Eagle (far right), and M17, the Swan (near center) nebulae are the brightest star-forming emission regions. With wingspans of 100 light-years or so, they shine with the...

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fuckyeahusnavy: The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform at the 2011 N’awlins Airshow at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Belle Chasse during New Orleans Navy Week, one of 21 Navy Weeks planned across America in 2011. Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence.

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M13: The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules : In 1716, English astronomer Edmond Halley noted, This is but a little Patch, but it shews itself to the naked Eye, when the Sky is serene and the Moon absent. Of course, M13 is now less modestly recognized as the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, one of the brightest globular star clusters in the northern sky. Telescopic views reveal the spectacular clusters hundreds of thousands of stars. At a distance of 25,000 light-years, the cluster stars crow...

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November 23, 2017 retrowar: In formation

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

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June 10, 2011 The Airbus A380 
October 8, 2011 FO
March 24, 2012 757
October 28, 2017 Ancient photons js

fireinhorizon: Otherworldly photo - supersonic interceptor aircraft Mikoyan MiG-31 patrolling the skies of Tatooine, err… Russia’s Far East © piligrim51 https://t.co/cANIOgnmm1

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May 17, 2013

Hubble sees an ancient globular cluster This image captures the stunning NGC 6535, a globular cluster 22,000 light-years away in the constellation of Serpens (The Serpent) that measures one light-year across. Globular clusters are tightly bound groups of stars which orbit galaxies. The large mass in the rich stellar centre of the globular cluster pulls the stars inward to form a ball of stars. The word globulus, from which these clusters take their name, is Latin for small sphere. Globul...

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March 27, 2012 By: SR747
September 7, 2015 Gonzalo Alonso

fcba:Handley Page Victor landing in 1993. The aircraft is now on display at the Yorkshire Air Museum. (Mike Freer)

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