malformalady:

From space, the aurora is a crown of light that circles each of Earth’s poles. The IMAGE satellite captured this view of the aurora australis (southern lights) on September 11, 2005, four days after a record-setting solar flare sent plasma—an ionized gas of protons and electrons—flying towards the Earth. The ring of light that the solar storm generated over Antarctica glows green in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum, shown in this image. The IMAGE observations of the aurora are overlaid onto NASA’s satellite-based Blue Marble image.
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malformalady:

From space, the aurora is a crown of light that circles each of Earth’s poles. The IMAGE satellite captured this view of the aurora australis (southern lights) on September 11, 2005, four days after a record-setting solar flare sent plasma—an ionized gas of protons and electrons—flying towards the Earth. The ring of light that the solar storm generated over Antarctica glows green in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum, shown in this image. The IMAGE observations of the aurora are overlaid onto NASA’s satellite-based Blue Marble image.

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malformalady:

A breathtaking image of the moon rising above the United states as dawn breaks have been posted on Twitter by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfieldt, on the International Space Station.
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malformalady:

A breathtaking image of the moon rising above the United states as dawn breaks have been posted on Twitter by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfieldt, on the International Space Station.

4gifs:

Black hole consumes a star

4gifs:

Black hole consumes a star

odditiesoflife:

The Fukang Meteorite

Back in the year 2000, an incredible meteorite weighing 2,211 pounds was discovered near Fukang, a city located in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, China. Named the Funkang meteorite, it was identified as a pallasite, a type of stony–iron meteorite. With 4.5 billion years in the making, its golden olivine mixed with silvery nickel-iron to create a stunningly beautiful mosaic effect.

Pallasites are extremely rare even among meteorites (only about 1% of all meteorites are this type) and Fukang has been hailed as one of the greatest meteorite discoveries of the 21st century.

It has since been divided into slices which give the effect of stained glass when the sun shines through them. It is so valuable that even tiny chunks sell in the region for $40 to $60 a gram. An anonymous collector holds the largest portion, which weighs 925 pounds.

kellerwilliams:

Beautiful shuttle launch photo - Imgur
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kellerwilliams:

Beautiful shuttle launch photo - Imgur

spacettf:

Close-up view of the head of the Seagull Nebula by European Southern Observatory on Flickr.
Via Flickr: This image from ESO’s La Silla Observatory shows part of a stellar nursery nicknamed the Seagull Nebula. This cloud of gas, known as Sh 2-292, RCW 2 and Gum 1, seems to form the head of the seagull and glows brightly due to the energetic radiation from a very hot young star lurking at its heart. The detailed view was produced by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope. More information: www.eso.org/public/images/eso1237a/ Credit: ESO
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spacettf:

Close-up view of the head of the Seagull Nebula by European Southern Observatory on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This image from ESO’s La Silla Observatory shows part of a stellar nursery nicknamed the Seagull Nebula. This cloud of gas, known as Sh 2-292, RCW 2 and Gum 1, seems to form the head of the seagull and glows brightly due to the energetic radiation from a very hot young star lurking at its heart. The detailed view was produced by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope.

More information: www.eso.org/public/images/eso1237a/

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ESO

dreammask:

Serenity Nebula

dreammask:

Serenity Nebula

keepcalmandtraveltheworld:

The Milky Way, as seen from Namibia

Stars.Lots and lots of stars.
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keepcalmandtraveltheworld:

The Milky Way, as seen from Namibia

Stars.
Lots and lots of stars.

sun-moon-planet-star:

The Serenity Nebula

sun-moon-planet-star:

The Serenity Nebula

(Source: whatawonderfuluniverse)

photojojo:

62 million light-years away in the constellation Corvus, 2 galaxies collide into each other to form the Antennae galaxies. 
Cosmic Impacts: Photos of Galaxies Colliding
via Notcot
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photojojo:

62 million light-years away in the constellation Corvus, 2 galaxies collide into each other to form the Antennae galaxies. 

Cosmic Impacts: Photos of Galaxies Colliding

via Notcot