Wednesday, June 26, 2019
For the 1st time, astronomers have found 2 giant clusters of galaxies that are just about to enter a critical phase of merging. Two separate clusters known as, 1E2215 & 1E2216 are 1.2 billion light-years away from Earth. Credit Chandra X-ray Observatory.
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Comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko -- Humans sent a lander there to study its composition. Just a compilation showing the surface and some comparisons to familar landmarks
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"On June 22nd at 21:25 UT, a small asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded in broad daylight south of Puerto Rico. . . . The explosion was clearly visible in images from NOAA's GOES-16 weather satellite," says Spaceweather.com's Dr. Tony Phillips on 26 June 2019.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Scientists have confirmed the presence of electrically-charged, soccer bell-shaped molecules in space, shedding lights on the mysterious contents of the interstellar medium -- the gas & dust that fills interstellar space. Credit: Hubble, NASA.
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Launch and land and relaunch! Even SpaceX's Falcon Heavy has dark mode now! My gif from this morning's launch.
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The Space Shuttle Columbia lifted off from Kennedy Space Center at 12:12 p.m. (EDT) on June 25, 1992. Five NASA astronauts and two scientists/payload specialists were aboard, beginning a 13-day trip that would feature extensive research in the U.S. Microgravity Laboratory I. [2671 x 4096]
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Mission Specialist Peter J.K. Wisoff (bottom), wearing an Extravehicular Mobility Unit, works with the antenna on the European Retrievable Carrier while Payload Commander G. David Low, on the Remote Manipulator System robot arm, hovers above. [3011 x 3000]
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Solar granules and sunspots on the surface of the Sun. The sunspots are darker because they're cooler than the granules. A single granule in this image is larger than the state of Texas
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Venus photobombs the Sun. Meanwhile you can see sunspots, flares and prominences all over the surface of the sun ☀️
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So this is my first time seeing falcon heavy, as well as only my second time seeing night launch. Hope you enjoy my long exposure of STP-2! [OC]
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As a reminder of 50th Apollo 11 anniversary, I always find space fascinating, and pictures in space make me super happy; but pictures of humans on the fucking moon is beyond what words can describe. This is a feeling:
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Monday, June 24, 2019
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Total solar eclipse August 21, 2017 - took this with my iPhone...as the moon passed before the sun - in the almost “total” phase - the sun took on a football shape.
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Sunday, June 23, 2019
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The first SpaceX Falcon Heavy photographed on 2/6/2018. The next launch is scheduled for tomorrow 6/24/19 and will turn night into day [OC] [2048x1499]
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Best photo I've been able to capture of our moon using NikonD7200 + Telescopic Lens. Zoom in for slightly more detail.
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Six months ago I shared a composite of the solar system, but it was missing a couple planets. I recreated it with 9x the resolution, after spending months hunting planets in my backyard. [OC]
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Crown Prince Akihito of Japan shakes hands with astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, at Langley Field, Virginia, September 29, 1960
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Currently, our Sun is going through the Solar Minimum, a point/phase in its 11-year long solar cycle when the surface activities slow down to a minimum and as a result no sunspots or solar flares pop up on its surface. This gives it the appearance of a giant smooth orange billiard ball.
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