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Tiziana Gibellini

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The comet 67P / Churyumov - Gerasimenko recovery from narrowband Room OSIRIS , aboard Rosetta , 23 April 2016. The distance from the comet was 29.6 kilometers, the scale is 0:53 m / pixel .

Credit: ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPS / LAM / IAA / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

The source is ESA
- See more at : http://www.astronomiamo.it/Articolo.aspx?Arg=La_cometa_67P_ripresa_il_23_aprile#sthash.vtJHtrsB.dpuf
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Adrian Heng

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Drawing on the combined imaging power of the Hubble, Chandra and Very Large Array (VLA) telescopes, astronomers created this composite image of the elliptical galaxy Hercules A, which is located some two billion light-years away and harbours a 2.5-billion-solar-mass central black hole that is 1,000 times more massive than the black hole in the Milky Way.

The elliptical galaxy appears quite ordinary in visible wavelengths of light but the radio and X-Ray data reveals a monster with a bulging centre of multi-million degree hot gas (in purple) that has been heated as a result of the infall of matter into the black hole; and jets of supercharged particles that are travelling nearly at the speed of light spanning almost a million light-years in length (in blue).

Emitting nearly a billion times more power in radio wavelengths than our Sun, the galaxy is one of the brightest extragalactic radio sources in the entire sky.

Credit: NASA, ESA, S. Baum and C. O'Dea (RIT), R. Perley and W. Cotton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).
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Did Aliens Sending Messages Through the Black Hole?
Aliens, black hole, and quick radio bursts? Space is filled with a lot of wonders and unanswered questions. Just scientists have been working towards the reply of what causes fast radio bursts, and with the finding of FRB 150...
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. , ' " ' are only used to change the meaning of words or the person writing coping has changed...Law
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Joze Bregar

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A Fox Fur, a Unicorn, and a Christmas Tree 

Explanation: What do the following things have in common: a cone, the fur of a fox, and a Christmas tree? Answer: they all occur in the constellation of the unicorn (Monoceros). Pictured as a star forming region cataloged as NGC 2264, the complex jumble of cosmic gas and dust is about 2,700 light-years distant and mixes reddish emission nebulae excited by energetic light from newborn stars with dark interstellar dust clouds. 

Where the otherwise obscuring dust clouds lie close to the hot, young stars they also reflect starlight, forming blue reflection nebulae. The image spans about 3/4 degree or nearly 1.5 full moons, covering 40 light-years at the distance of NGC 2264. Its cast of cosmic characters includes the Fox Fur Nebula, whose convoluted pelt lies below center, bright variable star S Mon immersed in the blue-tinted haze, and the Cone Nebula near the tree's top. Of course, the stars of NGC 2264 are also known as the Christmas Tree star cluster. The triangular tree shape traced by the stars appears here with its apex at the Cone Nebula and its broader base centered near S Mon.

Image Credit: Rolf Geissinger

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REGO G.

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Fotografía del remanente de la supernova Vela retratada por el italiano Marco Lorenzi. Imagen ganadora de la categoría "Espacio profundo" del concurso "Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011", organizado por el Observatorio de Greenwich (Reino Unido). 
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سلام داداش خیلی قشنگه واقعا زیباست ادم از این همه شکوه جلال خداوند حیران میماند bytefoll ببخشید که زیاد انگلیسی بلد نبودم 
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Xarm Naksul

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Summer is a perfect time to learn about space. Even if family vacations don't include stops at a NASA center or an air and space museum, kids can gaze at the stars deep into the night without worrying about the cold, and they can spend long, lazy days reading about the final frontier.
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Tiziana Gibellini

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Spiral NGC 6946 and open cluster NGC 6939

Alistair Symon from Marana, Arizona

NGC 6946 is a spiral galaxy on the border between the constellations Cygnus and Cepheus . Its large size is due to its relative proximity to the Milky Way.

NGC 6939 is an open cluster visible in the constellation Cepheus . 
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REGO G.

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Pilares de gas, polvo y jóvenes y calientes estrellas llenan el centro de NGC 7822.
Al borde de la gigante nube molecular en la septentrional constelación de Cefeo , el resplandeciente criadero estelar yace a unos 3.000 años luz de distancia.
En la nebulosa, brillantes bordes y curiosas formas resaltan en  esta colorida vista.
La imagen muestra los datos con ambos filtros de bancha ancha y estrecha, trazando las emisiones de los átomos de oxígeno, hidrógeno y azufre en tonos azul, verde y rojo respectivamente.
Las emisiones atómicas están alimentadas por la radiación energética de las estrellas calientes, cuyos poderosos vientos y radiación también esculpen y erosionan las densas formas del pilar.
Las estrellas podrían aun así estar formadas dentro de los pilares por colapso gravitacional , pero mientras que los pilares se erosionan, cualquier estrella en formación será al final desgranada de su reserva de material estelar .
Esta vista abarca unos 30 años luz a la distancia que se estima para NGC 782
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Xarm Naksul

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Our universe may live in one bubble that is sitting in a network of bubble universes in space. 
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Alexander Biebricher

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I will quote from the +Wikipedia-article on M106:

"M106 has a water vapor megamaser (the equivalent of a laser operating in microwave instead of visible light and on a galactic scale)..."

Sometimes, no punchline is needed.

#astrophotography #greatshot #space #galaxy #megamaser #cosmos  

Source: David Baler/https://flic.kr/p/GE6zMH

Setup:
Telescope: Omegon 126/880 Triplet
Mount: Skywatcher H-EQ5 Pro
Camera: Canon EOS 6D Astrodon mod.
 
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-Setup: Telescope: Omegon 126/880 Triplet Mount: Skywatcher H-EQ5 Pro Camera: Canon EOS 6D Astrodon mod. -Imaging Data: 47x120" ISO800 1.57h
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Measuring over 700,000 light years across from top to bottom, the Condor galaxy, is one of the most elongated barred spiral galaxies known. #space #facts
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Hot & kool & adorable !!!
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Zane Hatsune

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The Sombrero Galaxy is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light-years from Earth. The galaxy has a diameter of approximately 50,000 light-years, 30% the size of the Milky Way.- Wikipedia

Apparent mass: ~1 billion M☉

Distance to Earth: 29.35 million light years

Magnitude: 8.98

Constellation: Virgo

Apparent magnitude (V): 8.98

Discoverers: William Herschel, Pierre Méchain



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Tiziana Gibellini

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Galaxy Group Hickson 31
Credit: NASA, ESA, J. English (U. Manitoba), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA);
Acknowledgement: S. Gallagher (U. Western Ontario)

Explanation: Will the result of these galactic collisions be one big elliptical galaxy? Quite possibly, but not for another billion years. Pictured above, several of the dwarf galaxies of in the Hickson Compact Group 31 are seen slowly merging. Two of the brighter galaxies are colliding on the far left, while an elongated galaxy above is connected to them by an unusual bridge of stars. Inspection of the above image further indicates that the bright duo trail a rope of stars pointing to the spiral galaxy on the far right. Most assuredly, the pictured galaxies of Hickson Compact Group 31 will pass through and destroy each other, millions of stars will form and explode, and thousands of nebula will form and dissipate before the dust settles and the final galaxy emerges about one billion years from now. The above image is a composite of images taken in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope, ultraviolet light by the GALEX space telescope, and visible light by the Hubble Space Telescope. Hickson Compact Group 31 spans about 150 thousand light years and lies about 150 million light years away toward the constellation of Eridanus. 
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+Tyler Baxter ah, yes, of course. I always forget about that. Thanks.
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NASA is Planning to Capture an Asteroid & Put it in Orbit around the Moon Video
 
NASA is Planning to Capture an Asteroid & Put it in Orbit around the Moon Video
NASA is planning a work to redirect an asteroid into orbit about the moon. The space agency has identified a digit of potential asteroid candidates. Once chosen, NASA will launch a robotic mission to visit the asteroid. When ...
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Kevin Stanislawski

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MASSIVE personal collection of space photos I use for backgrounds on my Chromecast, desktop, etc. I've been collecting these for YEARS and am continuously adding more, so I figured I'd share my efforts. Lowest resolution is 1920x1080, all 16:9 aspect ratio, personally edited for best displaying. Over 200+ photos! #spaceporn #spacephotography #desktopbackgrounds
210 new photos · Album by Kevin Stanislawski
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Fantastic collection!
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Fred Herrmann

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Some claim that science and religion cannot coexist. As a former NASA scientist/engineer and progressive theist I’ve done a concise examination of a number of scientific disciplines ranging from cosmology to evolutionary molecular biology using language and examples that the non-scientist can easily understand. I will show you how the sciences can actually support religious belief through the natural laws that govern the Universe. Please join me as I illustrate why differences often converge when viewed from the perspective of the author.

http://www.amazon.com/Coexistence-Science-Religion-Fred-Herrmann-ebook/dp/B01EK6TB90/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462028607&sr=8-1&keywords=coexistence+of+science
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Atheists constantly act and preach that they are not compatible!
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Alexander Biebricher

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This is how a picture that hooks you on space may look like. It does not look like any of the fantastically sharp images of faint, far-away objects taken by professional telescopes.
 
This is an observation via an own-telescope; nothing fancy, but unbelievably good!
 
#astrophotography #TheMoment #astronomy #space #telescope #observation #nature #universe #Jupiter #planet
 
Source: Willo2173/https://flic.kr/p/qoHYJk
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+Alexander Biebricher I agree. 😊
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Adrian Heng

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On Oct. 10, 2013, Cassini took 36 shots of Saturn: a dozen images each using red, green, and blue filters to approximate true colours in the image reproduction.

Using 12 of these image footprints and a full colour set, astrophotographer Gordon Ugarkovic created this amazing mosaic of Saturn and its rings. The image is so wonderfully detailed that it's possible to make out the bizarre hexagonal shape of Saturn's polar vortex and the jet streams that flow around the planet. Brilliant!

For more info on this image: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/resources/5970/

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/G. Ugarkovic
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Mart Rootamm

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I don't know if this post has been shared with the Space community already, but this looks a lot like "Moonlit Night on the Dniepr" by Russian-born landscape painter Arkhip Kuindzhi (picture at URL) —
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Archip_Iwanowitsch_Kuindshi_006.jpg
 
Here is something quite spectacular. The photo below is a sunset taken on Mars. And it's amazing because of two things:

1. It's on Mars! Just think about that for a moment. This is a picture taken from the surface of another planet. Yes, that kind of thing almost feels normal these days ...but, it's from another planet!!

2. It's blue-ish, not red like on Earth. Isn't that weird? So, on Earth, more commonly known in the galaxy as the blue planet, we have red sunsets. But on Mars, more commonly known as the red planet, the sunset is blue.

"The colors come from the fact that the very fine dust is the right size so that blue light penetrates the atmosphere slightly more efficiently. When the blue light scatters off the dust, it stays closer to the direction of the sun than light of other colors does. The rest of the sky is yellow to orange, as yellow and red light scatter all over the sky instead of being absorbed or staying close to the sun."

"Just as colors are made more dramatic in sunsets on Earth, Martian sunsets make the blue near the sun's part of the sky much more prominent, while normal daylight makes the rusty color of the dust more prominent."
~http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/msl/nasas-curiosity-rover-views-serene-sundown-on-mars

Damn, I love the universe.
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Do they really have the exact tones of color? Because if you wrongly put +/- 5 to 10% of the hue, you ll have a quite different color on a pict ..

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Total eclipse of the sun taken from above the earths atmosphere.
Credit: NASA.
Thoughts : WOW!
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