humanoidhistory:

Interstellar gas and dust never looked so beautiful. Behold this detail of the n the Carina Nebula, 7500 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina.
(European Space Agency)

humanoidhistory:

Interstellar gas and dust never looked so beautiful. Behold this detail of the n the Carina Nebula, 7500 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina.

(European Space Agency)

rhamphotheca:

Astrophile:  Tour the Lava Lakes of Io
by Jacob Aron
Take a trip to Io, one of Jupiter’s many moons, and you will find pools of boiling hot lava nestled among the erupting peaks of raging volcanoes. Welcome to the Lake District from hell.
Now researchers have pored over snapshots taken by a passing space probe to make freshly detailed descriptions of three of Io’s infamous hotspots: Pillan, Wayland Patera and Loki Patera.
They found that each one has its own unique eruption style. The work not only helps flesh out our understanding of the dynamics of this malevolent moon, but could also offer a glimpse of what the early, highly volcanic Earth was like.
Io traces an oval-shaped orbit around the giant planet Jupiter, so it experiences varying gravitational forces that periodically squeeze the moon’s rocky interior. This generates so much heat that Io is the most geologically active object in the solar system…
(read more: New Scientist)
image: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona

rhamphotheca:

Astrophile:  Tour the Lava Lakes of Io

by Jacob Aron

Take a trip to Io, one of Jupiter’s many moons, and you will find pools of boiling hot lava nestled among the erupting peaks of raging volcanoes. Welcome to the Lake District from hell.

Now researchers have pored over snapshots taken by a passing space probe to make freshly detailed descriptions of three of Io’s infamous hotspots: Pillan, Wayland Patera and Loki Patera.

They found that each one has its own unique eruption style. The work not only helps flesh out our understanding of the dynamics of this malevolent moon, but could also offer a glimpse of what the early, highly volcanic Earth was like.

Io traces an oval-shaped orbit around the giant planet Jupiter, so it experiences varying gravitational forces that periodically squeeze the moon’s rocky interior. This generates so much heat that Io is the most geologically active object in the solar system

(read more: New Scientist)

image: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona

thenewenlightenmentage:

The Milky Way Over Sand Beach
Image Credit: Nate Levesque

thenewenlightenmentage:

The Milky Way Over Sand Beach

Image Credit: Nate Levesque

thedemon-hauntedworld:

Vela SNR 6Panel Mosaic  Credit: Gerald Rhemann

thedemon-hauntedworld:

Vela SNR 6Panel Mosaic
Credit: Gerald Rhemann

thedemon-hauntedworld:

Running Chicken Nebula  IC 2944, IC 2948 in Centaurus
Credit: Ivan Eder

thedemon-hauntedworld:

Running Chicken Nebula
IC 2944, IC 2948 in Centaurus

Credit: Ivan Eder

etherealvistas:

Black Beach Aurora (Iceland) by Snorri Gunnarsson || Website 

etherealvistas:

Black Beach Aurora (Iceland) by Snorri Gunnarsson || Website 

intothegreatunknown:

The Milky Way | Lake Tekapo, New Zealand (by Fernandez Barrett)

intothegreatunknown:

The Milky Way | Lake Tekapo, New Zealand (by Fernandez Barrett)

thedemon-hauntedworld:

M94, Multi-ring galaxy M94 is a complex galaxy in Canes Venatici. It has both inner and outer rings surrounding an unusually bright and active core. The blue areas in the innermost ring are areas of intense star formation. In this image, the outer ring shows hints of the very faint spiral structure seen in recent professional images.
Credit: Bruce Waddington

thedemon-hauntedworld:

M94, Multi-ring galaxy
M94 is a complex galaxy in Canes Venatici. It has both inner and outer rings surrounding an unusually bright and active core. The blue areas in the innermost ring are areas of intense star formation. In this image, the outer ring shows hints of the very faint spiral structure seen in recent professional images.

Credit: Bruce Waddington

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amazingphysics:

humanoidhistory:

A view of the Iris Nebula, aka NGC 7023, observed by the Canada France Hawaii Telescope.

theunicornpowerx

amazingphysics:

humanoidhistory:

A view of the Iris Nebula, aka NGC 7023, observed by the Canada France Hawaii Telescope.

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fuckyeah-space:

cosmicvastness:

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2014 August 31
Space Shuttle and Space Station Photographed Together 
How was this picture taken? Usually, pictures of the shuttle, taken from space, are snapped from the space station. Commonly, pictures of the space station are snapped from the shuttle. How, then, can there be a picture of both the shuttle and the station together, taken from space? The answer is that during the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s last trip to the International Space Station in 2011 May, a supply ship departed the station with astronauts that captured a series of rare views. The supply ship was the Russian Soyuz TMA-20 which landed in Kazakhstan later that day. The above spectacular image well captures the relative sizes of the station and docked shuttle. Far below, clouds of Earth are seen above a blue sea.

Well that’s fucking cool.

fuckyeah-space:

cosmicvastness:

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2014 August 31

Space Shuttle and Space Station Photographed Together 

How was this picture taken? Usually, pictures of the shuttle, taken from space, are snapped from the space station. Commonly, pictures of the space station are snapped from the shuttle. How, then, can there be a picture of both the shuttle and the station together, taken from space? The answer is that during the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s last trip to the International Space Station in 2011 May, a supply ship departed the station with astronauts that captured a series of rare views. The supply ship was the Russian Soyuz TMA-20 which landed in Kazakhstan later that day. The above spectacular image well captures the relative sizes of the station and docked shuttle. Far below, clouds of Earth are seen above a blue sea.

Well that’s fucking cool.

infinite donut

infinite donut