uraniaproject:

A fabulous region in Auriga
This amazing image shows a region in the southern part of the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. The photographer devoted an astounding 107 hours of exposure to making it, and that doesn’t count all the processing he did after he acquired the data. Open cluster M38 sits at the upper left in the image, and the emission nebula IC 410 lies near the bottom. The large bright red-and-blue region on the right side is the Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405). The compact emission nebula at the left edge is NGC 1931.
by Alistair Symon from Marana, Arizona

uraniaproject:

A fabulous region in Auriga

This amazing image shows a region in the southern part of the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. The photographer devoted an astounding 107 hours of exposure to making it, and that doesn’t count all the processing he did after he acquired the data. Open cluster M38 sits at the upper left in the image, and the emission nebula IC 410 lies near the bottom. The large bright red-and-blue region on the right side is the Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405). The compact emission nebula at the left edge is NGC 1931.

by Alistair Symon from Marana, Arizona

ianbrooks:

Ride the Universe by Robert Farkas
Prints available at society6. Ride it like you stole it!

Artist: twitter / website

ianbrooks:

Ride the Universe by Robert Farkas

Prints available at society6. Ride it like you stole it!

Artist: twitter / website

physicsmajor:

Photo i’ve taken for the Last Venus Transit of this century (next will be on December 2117)Captured around 10:21am (Quezon City, Philippines) where the planet Venus is over half its (full transit) trajectory. -Celestron scope NexSlar 102 SLT [ D=102mm ; FL=660mm ]-S G ACE 5MP, ISO 400, Sepia
——Leizel Madueño, through-darkness.tumblr.com

physicsmajor:

Photo i’ve taken for the Last Venus Transit of this century (next will be on December 2117)
Captured around 10:21am (Quezon City, Philippines) where the planet Venus is over half its (full transit) trajectory. 
-Celestron scope NexSlar 102 SLT [ D=102mm ; FL=660mm ]
-S G ACE 5MP, ISO 400, Sepia

——Leizel Madueño, through-darkness.tumblr.com

uraniaproject:

Stellar archaeology traces Milky Way’s history
This illustration shows the Milky Way Galaxy’s inner and outer halos. A halo is a spherical cloud of stars surrounding a galaxy. Astronomers have proposed that the Milky Way’s halo is composed of two populations of stars. The age of the stars in the inner halo, according to measurements by the Paranal Observatory, is 11.5 billion years old. The measurements suggest the inner-halo stars are younger than the outer-halo population, some of which could be 13.5 billion years old. 
Credit: NASA/ESA/A. Feild (STScI)

uraniaproject:

Stellar archaeology traces Milky Way’s history

This illustration shows the Milky Way Galaxy’s inner and outer halos. A halo is a spherical cloud of stars surrounding a galaxy. Astronomers have proposed that the Milky Way’s halo is composed of two populations of stars. The age of the stars in the inner halo, according to measurements by the Paranal Observatory, is 11.5 billion years old. The measurements suggest the inner-halo stars are younger than the outer-halo population, some of which could be 13.5 billion years old. 

Credit: NASA/ESA/A. Feild (STScI)

uraniaproject:

Fire in the Sky: Nebula Burns Brightly in Skywatcher Photo
Astrophotographer Bill Snyder  took this spectacular image of IC405, also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, on March 26 from his home observatory in Connellsville Pa. 
IC405, named after its resemblance to burning flames, lies about 1,500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Auriga. It has two regions, an emission nebula and a reflection nebula. The reflection nebula region reflects the light of the nearby blue-ish star AE Aurigae. The emission region emits lights of many colors from clouds of ionized gas. When seen together, these are called diffuse nebulas.

uraniaproject:

Fire in the Sky: Nebula Burns Brightly in Skywatcher Photo

Astrophotographer Bill Snyder  took this spectacular image of IC405, also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, on March 26 from his home observatory in Connellsville Pa. 

IC405, named after its resemblance to burning flames, lies about 1,500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Auriga. It has two regions, an emission nebula and a reflection nebula. The reflection nebula region reflects the light of the nearby blue-ish star AE Aurigae. The emission region emits lights of many colors from clouds of ionized gas. When seen together, these are called diffuse nebulas.

the-star-stuff:

Experience one (spectacular) day in orbit around Jupiter

1. The sun has just come out from behind Jupiter while the thick atmosphere of the planet is illuminated in a glowing ring.

2. A few hours later, the sun appears to have moved to the right, lighting up the landscape brightly.

3. A little over ten hours into Io’s day and Jupiter is in its first quarter phase.

4. Halfway through the day, the sun is now behind us. We can see the tiny shadow of Io on the cloudtops of Jupiter.

5. Ten and a half hours later and the sun has now set below Io’s horizon. Jupiter is in its last quarter phase. A distant volcano has begun erupting and the gasses it is releasing into Io’s thin atmosphere are glowing in the dense radiation field that surrounds Jupiter and Io.

6. Near the end of the day and the sun is just below the left horizon. It will be rising soon only to disappear again behind Jupiter.

the-star-stuff:

Supermoon May 2012

On May 6th 2012 there was only a 1 minute difference between fullmoon and perigee making the moon 14% bigger and 30% brighter than average. The third picture was only a few days before May’s 2012 supermoon. Among a layer of thick clouds.

Photographed by Luis Argerich

nutopiancitizen:

A wormhole is a theoretical ‘tunnel’ or shortcut, predicted by Einstein’s theory of relativity, that links two places in space-time - visualised above as the contours of a 3-D map, where negative energy pulls space and time into the mouth of a tunnel, emerging in another universe. They remain only hypothetical, as obviously nobody has ever seen one, but have been used in films as conduits for time travel - in Stargate (1994), for example, involving gated tunnels between universes, and in Time Bandits (1981), where their locations are shown on a celestial map 

nutopiancitizen:

A wormhole is a theoretical ‘tunnel’ or shortcut, predicted by Einstein’s theory of relativity, that links two places in space-time - visualised above as the contours of a 3-D map, where negative energy pulls space and time into the mouth of a tunnel, emerging in another universe. They remain only hypothetical, as obviously nobody has ever seen one, but have been used in films as conduits for time travel - in Stargate (1994), for example, involving gated tunnels between universes, and in Time Bandits (1981), where their locations are shown on a celestial map