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“I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia” - Ptolemy, 

Milky Way over Baobobs, Morondava, Madagascar
Image Credit: 2014 © Mohammad Taha Ghouchkanlu
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“In the afternoon, over gold screens,
I will brush the blue dust of my dreams.” - John Gould Fletcher
#starregistry   #nameastar   #buyastar  www.starregistry.co.uk

Image Credit Comet McNaught European Southern Observatory
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"The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time."
Henry David Thoreau

Power is not exclusive to physical force, but to the lasting impacts of memory and depth of emotion. Create emotions that are a source of comfort, joy, and good in the world.

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Milky Way and Stone Tree 
Image Credit & Copyright: Daniel López (El Cielo de Canarias) apod.nasa.gov
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“I made a wish on a sliver of moonlight / A sly grin and a bowl full of stars” - Tom Waits
Another stunning moon image for International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN), an annual event encouraging people to 'look up' and take notice of the moon. This image from January 2012 is of the moon and Earth's atmosphere as seen from the International Space Station.

Image Credit: NASA

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A wealth of images of Earth at night taken by astronauts on the International Space Station could help save energy, contribute to better human health and safety and improve our understanding of atmospheric chemistry. But scientists need your help to make that happen. The pictures are clear, but their location may not be, which limits their usefulness. That’s where citizen science comes in. More: go.nasa.gov/1nT4OQg   
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THANK YOU FOR THE LAUGHTER - WE WILL MISS YOU.
REST IN PEACE 
"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
Robin Williams
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Robin Williams Ursa Major RA 10h 17m 0s D 42° 0' Dedicated on January 1, 1981 "Your Place in the Cosmos, Volume 1" page 515. 
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Wind from a black hole... astounding image from Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Chandra Flashback of the Day – NASA'S Chandra Finds Fastest Wind From Stellar-Mass Black Hole http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2012/igr/
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The future is dawning.. Monday is always a good day to begin.
Shadows and Plumes Across Enceladus
Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, +European Space Agency, ESA, +NASA

Why does Enceladus have ice plumes? The discovery of jets spewing water vapor and ice was detected by the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft in 2005. The origin of the water feeding the jets, however, remained a topic of research. A leading hypothesis held that the source might originate from a deep underground sea, but another hypothesis indicated that it might just be ice melted off walls of deep rifts by the moon's tidal flexing and heating. Pictured above, the textured surface of Enceladus is visible in the foreground, while rows of plumes rise from ice fractures in the distance. These jets are made more visible by the Sun angle and the encroaching shadow of night. Recent study of over a hundred images like this -- of geysers crossing Enceladus' South Pole, together with regional heat maps, indicate that these plumes likely originate from a hidden sea, incresaing the chance that this frosty globe might be harboring life.
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mesmerizing.
M31: The Andromeda Galaxy
Image Credit & Copyright: Jacob Bers (Bersonic)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140730.html

Andromeda is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda. Together these two galaxies dominate the Local Group of galaxies. The diffuse light from Andromeda is caused by the hundreds of billions of stars that compose it. The several distinct stars that surround Andromeda's image are actually stars in our Galaxy that are well in front of the background object. Andromeda is frequently referred to as M31 since it is the 31st object on Messier's list of diffuse sky objects. M31 is so distant it takes about two million years for light to reach us from there. Although visible without aid, the above image of M31 was taken with a standard camera through a small telescope. Much about M31 remains unknown, including how it acquired its unusual double-peaked center.
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A COW? A CATERPILLAR? WHAT IS THIS?

"Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the fiddle, the Cow jumped over the moon, the little dog laughed to see such sport, and the dish ran away with the spoon" - 16th century nursery rhyme.

NASA Image: Globules of metallic supernova ash in the Eta Carinae Nebulae

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