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New favorite meme. 

New favorite meme. 

nasasapod:

  A Morning Line of Stars and Planets   Image Credit & Copyright:  Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution for Science)
 Explanation:  Early morning dog walkers got a visual treat last week as bright stars and planets appeared to line up. Pictured above, easily visible from left to right, were the Pleiades open star cluster, Jupiter, Venus, and the “Follower” star Aldebaran, all seen before a starry background. The image was taken from the Atacama desert in western South America. The glow of the rising Sun can be seen over the eastern horizon. Jupiter and Venus will continue to dazzle pre-dawn strollers all over planet Earth for the rest of the month, although even now the morning planets are seen projected away from the line connecting their distant stellar sky mates.

nasasapod:

A Morning Line of Stars and Planets
Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution for Science)

Explanation: Early morning dog walkers got a visual treat last week as bright stars and planets appeared to line up. Pictured above, easily visible from left to right, were the Pleiades open star cluster, Jupiter, Venus, and the “Follower” star Aldebaran, all seen before a starry background. The image was taken from the Atacama desert in western South America. The glow of the rising Sun can be seen over the eastern horizon. Jupiter and Venus will continue to dazzle pre-dawn strollers all over planet Earth for the rest of the month, although even now the morning planets are seen projected away from the line connecting their distant stellar sky mates.

astronomicalwonders:

image from: NASA.gov
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astronomicalwonders:

image from: NASA.gov

For more wonders of the universe follow: AstronomicalWonders.tumblr.com

spacettf:

 Eclipsed Moon Over Wyoming   Credit & Copyright:  Mack H. Frost
 Explanation:  A setting full moon rarely looks like this. Monday morning just before a fully lit Strawberry Moon dropped behind the Absaroka Mountain Range near Cody, Wyoming, USA, the shadow of the Earth got in the way. A similarly setting partial lunar eclipse was visible throughout most of North and South America, while simultaneously the same partially darkened moon was visible throughout eastern Asia. Pictured in the foreground is a snowbank formation known as the Horse’s Head off a tributary of the Shoshone River. Lunar eclipses occur about twice a year, and the next one — a penumbral eclipse — will occur in late November.
NASA APOD 6 June 2012

spacettf:

Eclipsed Moon Over Wyoming
Credit & Copyright: Mack H. Frost

Explanation: A setting full moon rarely looks like this. Monday morning just before a fully lit Strawberry Moon dropped behind the Absaroka Mountain Range near Cody, Wyoming, USA, the shadow of the Earth got in the way. A similarly setting partial lunar eclipse was visible throughout most of North and South America, while simultaneously the same partially darkened moon was visible throughout eastern Asia. Pictured in the foreground is a snowbank formation known as the Horse’s Head off a tributary of the Shoshone River. Lunar eclipses occur about twice a year, and the next one — a penumbral eclipse — will occur in late November.

NASA APOD 6 June 2012

Jupiter and the Moons of Earth, from APOD. Notice the plural of the world moon.

#sunsetsandouterspaceweek
#sunsetsandouterspaceweek
khuzduls:

Hubble’s Festive View of a Grand Star-Forming Region
#sunsetsandouterspaceweek
#sunsetsandouterspaceweek
ingenuities:

Aurora Borealis Over Canada (NASA, International Space Station, 01/25/12) (by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center)

#sunsetsandouterspaceweek

ingenuities:

Aurora Borealis Over Canada (NASA, International Space Station, 01/25/12) (by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center)