ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst aboard the ISS: “Just before sunrise, it often seems as if the Sun has to fight its way up through our atmosphere.” September 14th 2014. Credit: Alexander Ger...

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theekgeek: Sometimes you forget how big the #Boeing #777 #GE90 engines are. See the ramp guy in comparison.

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December 27, 2012
June 3, 2016 thethunderofwar:

traverse-our-universe: Milky Way in the Lake; Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho [x]Airglow, Aurora, Milky Way and Geyser; Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming [x]Photos by Eddie Yip on Flickr.

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NASA has just released the most detailed pictures of Pluto’s surface ever taken. It’s amazing that these images come from more than 4,8 billion kilometers from Earth!Click here to learn more.Photo: NASA  Credit: Canadian Space Agency’s Twitter Account

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November 26, 2011 Push My NYC blog
July 7, 2013 The wing of the A380

aatheplanespotter: Zest Air A320-232 (RP-C8995) On final RWY06 arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL). More planes here! http://aatheplanespotter.tumblr.com

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August 22, 2013

Stephans Quintet - Four of these five galaxies are locked in a cosmic dance of repeated close encounters taking place some 300 million light-years away. js

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January 4, 2014

Glittering Frisbee Galaxy: This image from Hubble’s shows a section of a spiral galaxy located about 50 million light-years from Earth. We tend to think of spiral galaxies as massive and roughly circular celestial bodies, so this glittering oval does not immediately appear to fit the visual bill. What’s going on? Imagine a spiral galaxy as a circular frisbee spinning gently in space. When we see it face on, our observations reveal a spectacular amount of detail and structure. However...

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New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto.Click here to read the full article.October 8, 2015.Credit: NASA’s Website

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Orion and aurora over Iceland If you see a sky like this – photograph it. A month ago in Iceland, an adventurous photographer chanced across a sky full of aurora and did just that. In the foreground lies the stratovolcano Öræfajökull. In the background, among other sky delights, lies the constellation of Orion, visible to the aurora’s left. Auroras are sparked by energetic particles from the Sun impacting the magnetic environment around the Earth. Resultant energetic particles such...

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@qantasairways Boeing 747-400 VH-OJT, moments before landing into @fansofchangi airport. #vsco #vscocam #vscocamsg (at Changi Beach Park Carkpark 5)

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The Soap Bubble Nebula : Adrift in the rich star fields of the constellation Cygnus, this lovely, symmetric nebula was only recognized a few years ago and does not yet appear in some astronomical catalogs. In fact, amateur astronomer Dave Jurasevich identified it as a nebula on 2008 July 6 in his images of the complex Cygnus region that included the Crescent Nebula . He subsequently notified the International Astronomical Union. Only eleven days later the same object was independently identified...

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A messy star factory This sprinkle of cosmic glitter is a blue compact dwarf galaxy known as Markarian209. Galaxies of this type are blue-hued, compact in size, gas-rich, and low in heavy elements. They are often used by astronomers to study star formation, as their conditions are similar to those thought to exist in the early Universe. Markarian 209 in particular has been studied extensively. It is filled with diffuse gas and peppered with star-forming regions towards its core. This image...

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April 19, 2015 This just happened.
December 13, 2012
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traverse-our-universe: The full moon of June 20, 2016, had a colorful tint, created by light passing through Earth’s atmosphere. The color is exaggerated in these images by photographer Nate Laurant. [source]

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March 12, 2013
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April 20, 2013 Boeing 747 on final

deephorizonsstrongblue: RAAF Mirage IIIO’s. From the front back: 77SQN 3SQN 76SQN 75SQN 2OCU ARDU

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thelairdco: Looking like a Star Wars X-Wing fighter (says someone who hasn’t even seen the entire series?!?), an Austrian Airlines Boeing 767 comes in for landing.

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