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"A Look to the Heavens"

“What's behind Saturn? The first answer is the camera itself, perched on the Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting behind the planet with the most grand ring system in our Solar System. The unusual perspective places Cassini on the far side of Satu...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 1, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud by chance has assumed this recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is some 1,500 light-years distant, embedded in the vast Orion cloud complex.&nbs...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 31, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“Sunlight ripples through a dark sky on this Swedish summer midnight as noctilucent or night shining clouds seem to imitate the river below. In fact, the seasonal clouds often appear at high latitudes in corresponding summer months. Also known as p...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 30, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“A now famous picture from the Hubble Space Telescope featured Pillars of Creation, star forming columns of cold gas and dust light-years long inside M16, the Eagle Nebula. This false-color composite image views the nearby stellar nursery using dat...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 29, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky's most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners of the above stunning mosaic. &nbs...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 28, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“M13 is one of the most prominent and best known globular clusters. Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hercules, M13 is frequently one of the first objects found by curious sky gazers seeking celestials wonders beyond normal human visi...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 27, 2016

What would happens if the Comet Swift-Tuttle hit Our Earth?

The shooting star might be the thing that you admire as a kid, but the sky phenomenon has also become a strong warning that the Earth is not alone in the space, and the number of the space objects could become a hazard.An artist illustration, the com...
by Trussty Jasmine on Jul 27, 2016

Puzzling a Sky over Argentina

Can you find the comet? True, a careful eye can find thousands of stars, tens of constellations, four planets, three galaxies, and the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy – all visible in the sky of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...
by Third eye on Jul 26, 2016

Hubble view of the huge star formation region N11 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

This broad vista of young stars and gas clouds in our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). This... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Third eye on Jul 26, 2016

Picturing the Sun’s Magnetic Field

This illustration lays a depiction of the sun’s magnetic fields over an image captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on March 12, 2016. The complex overlay of lines can teach scientists about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...
by Third eye on Jul 26, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“It looks like a lunar landscape but this remarkable photograph actually shows our Milky Way and the planet Jupiter in all their glory - viewed from a cave in America's Utah desert. The spiral galaxy, which cannot be seen with the naked eye, was ca...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 26, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters a...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 25, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“This intriguing trio of galaxies is sometimes called the Draco Group, located in the northern constellation of (you guessed it) Draco. From left to right are edge-on spiral NGC 5981, elliptical galaxy NGC 5982, and face-on spiral NGC 5985- all wit...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 24, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster? Even if you have, you probably have never seen it like this: all dusty. Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the bright stars of the Pleiades can be seen without binoculars from even the de...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 23, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“Is this what our own Milky Way Galaxy looks like from far away? Similar in size and grand design to our home Galaxy (although without the central bar), spiral galaxy NGC 3370 lies about 100 million light-years away toward the constellation of the...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 21, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

"Lapping at rocks along the shore of the Island of Nangan, Taiwan, planet Earth, waves are infused with a subtle blue light in this sea and night skyscape. Composed of a series of long exposures made on April 16 the image captures the faint glow from...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 20, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

"What makes this spiral galaxy so long? Measuring over 700,000 light years across from top to bottom, NGC 6872, also known as the Condor galaxy, is one of the most elongated barred spiral galaxies known. The galaxy's protracted shape likely results f...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 19, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“What's going on in the center of this spiral galaxy? Named the Sombrero Galaxy for its hat-like resemblance, M104 features a prominent dust lane and a bright halo of stars and globular clusters. Reasons for the Sombrero's hat-like appearance inclu...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 18, 2016

Comets - Visitors From Beyond

Comets - Visitors From Beyond - The one thing we love the most in the world of astronomy is a good mystery.  And if there was ever a mysterious and yet very powerful force of nature that we witness in the night skies, it is the coming of the mighty...
by Skipper Article on Jul 18, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“The 16th century Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan and his crew had plenty of time to study the southern sky during the first circumnavigation of planet Earth. As a result, two fuzzy cloud-like objects easily visible to southern hemisphere s...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 17, 2016


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