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wonders-of-the-cosmos · 2 days ago
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The Medula Nebula Supernova Remnant Image Credit: Russell Croman
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the-wolf-and-moon · 2 days ago
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IC 2118, Witch
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spacewonder19 · 2 days ago
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Cosmic Lion Head © Nicola Beltraminelli
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without-ado · 3 days ago
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Lynds’ Dark Nebulae
l Shawn Nielsen l Aygen l JkbSahner l Reinhold Wittich l Adam Block l Astromet
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cosmicfunnies · 2 days ago
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I’m back!
Starting the Birthday countdown featuring spooky starry facts! Each day I will post a fact until October 5th (My birthday) where I will release a new spooky comic!
Today’s spooky fact is about andromeda!
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starblaster · a day ago
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happy birthday, sputnik!
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just--space · 5 hours ago
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Quadruple Lunar Halo Over Winter Road : Sometimes falling ice crystals make the atmosphere into a giant lens causing arcs and halos to appear around the Sun or Moon. One Saturday night in 2012 was just such a time near Madrid, Spain, where a winter sky displayed not only a bright Moon but four rare lunar halos. The brightest object, near the top of the featured image, is the Moon. Light from the Moon refracts through tumbling hexagonal ice crystals into a somewhat rare 22-degree halo seen surrounding the Moon. Elongating the 22-degree arc horizontally is a more rare circumscribed halo caused by column ice crystals. Even more rare, some moonlight refracts through more distant tumbling ice crystals to form a (third) rainbow-like arc 46 degrees from the Moon and appearing here just above a picturesque winter landscape. Furthermore, part of a whole 46-degree circular halo is also visible, so that an extremely rare -- especially for the Moon -- quadruple halo was captured. Far in the background is a famous winter skyscape that includes Sirius, the belt of Orion, and Betelgeuse -- visible between the inner and outer arcs. Halos and arcs typically last for minutes to hours, so if you do see one there should be time to invite family, friends or neighbors to share your unusual lensed vista of the sky. via NASA
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deseos-de-la-via-lactea · 21 hours ago
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by 𝗡𝗜𝗕𝗘𝗥𝗔
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bandit-jay · 2 days ago
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This exquisitely detailed image is the planetary nebula HDW 2, which is located towards the royal constellation of Cassiopeia. Consisting of iridescent shades of purple and blue, this ethereal bubble represents the ghostly remains of a dying star.✨
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This nebula was first discovered by the astronomer Stewart Sharpless in 1959 who included it in his catalogue of HII regions under the name of Sh2-200.✨
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birintiharmelegi · a day ago
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coolnasapics · a day ago
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Star Forming Eagle Nebula without Stars via NASA https://ift.tt/38vuZ1b
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the-wolf-and-moon · a day ago
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M16, Eagle
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spacewonder19 · a day ago
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North America & Pelican © Frank Sackenheim 
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marysmirages · 2 days ago
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Milky Road (2022)
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cosmicfunnies · 21 hours ago
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Happy birthday to me!
This is the last spooky birthday fact as today is my birthday! Yay!
Will post a birthday surprise spooky comic tonight by 7pm est!
Have a great day!
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just--space · 2 days ago
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JWST on the Road to L2 : This timelapse gif tracks the James Webb Space Telescope as it streaks across the stars of Orion on its journey to a destination beyond the Moon. Recorded on December 28, 12 consecutive exposures each 10 minutes long were aligned and combined with a subsequent color image of the background stars to create the animation. About 2.5 days after its December 25 launch, JWST cruised past the altitude of the Moon's orbit as it climbed up the gravity ridge from Earth to reach a halo orbit around L2, an Earth-Sun Lagrange point. Lagrange points are convenient locations in space where the combined gravitational attraction of one massive body (Earth) orbiting another massive body (Sun) is in balance with the centripetal force needed to move along with them. So much smaller masses, like spacecraft, will tend to stay there. One of 5 Lagrange points, L2 is about 1.5 million kilometers from Earth directly along the Earth-Sun line. JWST will arrive at L2 on January 23, 29 days after launch. While relaxing in Earth's surface gravity you can follow the James Webb Space Telescope's progress and complicated deployment online. via NASA
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deseos-de-la-via-lactea · 22 hours ago
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by sav
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