"I am a friend, comrades, a friend!"
Yuri Gagarin’s first words upon returning to earth, to a woman and a girl near where his capsule landed. (12 April 1961) The woman asked: “Can it be that you have come from outer space?” to which Gagarin replied: “As a matter of fact, I have!” (via asonlynasacan)
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propagandery:

amazing closeup of Jupiter’s Big Red Spot

propagandery:

amazing closeup of Jupiter’s Big Red Spot

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scienceisbeauty:

New Dimension: Nebulas Are Even More Amazing in 3-D (WIRED SCIENCE).
Image source via PetaPixel.com
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fuckyeahnebulas:

Heart Nebula

fuckyeahnebulas:

Heart Nebula

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find-me-traveling-everywhere:

A place in Ireland where every two years on June 10-18 the stars line up with this place. Its called Heaven’s trail. x

find-me-traveling-everywhere:

A place in Ireland where every two years on June 10-18 the stars line up with this place. Its called Heaven’s trail. x

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crookedindifference:

LL Ori and the Orion Nebula 

This esthetic close-up of cosmic clouds and stellar winds features LL Orionis, interacting with the Orion Nebula flow. Adrift in Orion’s stellar nursery and still in its formative years, variable star LL Orionis produces a wind more energetic than the wind from our own middle-aged Sun. As the fast stellar wind runs into slow moving gas a shock front is formed, analogous to the bow wave of a boat moving through water or a plane traveling at supersonic speed.  The small, arcing, graceful structure just above and left of center is LL Ori’s cosmic bow shock, measuring about half a light-year across. The slower gas is flowing away from the Orion Nebula’s hot central star cluster, the Trapezium, located off the upper left corner of the picture. In three dimensions, LL Ori’s wrap-around shock front is shaped like a bowl that appears brightest when viewed along the “bottom” edge. The beautiful picture is part of a large mosaic view of the complex stellar nursery in Orion, filled with a myriad of fluid shapes associated with star formation.  Image Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team

crookedindifference:

LL Ori and the Orion Nebula

This esthetic close-up of cosmic clouds and stellar winds features LL Orionis, interacting with the Orion Nebula flow. Adrift in Orion’s stellar nursery and still in its formative years, variable star LL Orionis produces a wind more energetic than the wind from our own middle-aged Sun. As the fast stellar wind runs into slow moving gas a shock front is formed, analogous to the bow wave of a boat moving through water or a plane traveling at supersonic speed.

The small, arcing, graceful structure just above and left of center is LL Ori’s cosmic bow shock, measuring about half a light-year across. The slower gas is flowing away from the Orion Nebula’s hot central star cluster, the Trapezium, located off the upper left corner of the picture. In three dimensions, LL Ori’s wrap-around shock front is shaped like a bowl that appears brightest when viewed along the “bottom” edge. The beautiful picture is part of a large mosaic view of the complex stellar nursery in Orion, filled with a myriad of fluid shapes associated with star formation.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team
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thescienceofreality:

NASA’s Cassini Watches Storm Choke on Its Own Tail.

Call it a Saturnian version of the Ouroboros, the mythical serpent that bites its own tail. In a new paper that provides the most detail yet about the life and death of a monstrous thunder-and-lightning storm on Saturn, scientists from NASA’s Cassini mission describe how the massive storm churned around the planet until it encountered its own tail and sputtered out. It is the first time scientists have observed a storm consume itself in this way anywhere in the solar system. 

“This Saturn storm behaved like a terrestrial hurricane - but with a twist unique to Saturn,” said Andrew Ingersoll, a Cassini imaging team member based at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, who is a co-author on the new paper in the journal Icarus. “Even the giant storms at Jupiter don’t consume themselves like this, which goes to show that nature can play many awe-inspiring variations on a theme and surprise us again and again.” 

Earth’s hurricanes feed off the energy of warm water and leave a cold-water wake. This storm in Saturn’s northern hemisphere also feasted off warm “air” in the gas giant’s atmosphere. The storm, first detected on Dec. 5, 2010, and tracked by Cassini’s radio and plasma wave subsystem and imaging cameras, erupted around 33 degrees north latitude. Shortly after the bright, turbulent head of the storm emerged and started moving west, it spawned a clockwise-spinning vortex that drifted much more slowly. Within months, the storm wrapped around the planet at that latitude, stretching about 190,000 miles (300,000 kilometers) in circumference, thundering and throwing lightning along the way. ”

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rhamphotheca:

blackkittenclan:plutoh:  Neptune’s moon Triton

rhamphotheca:

blackkittenclan:plutohNeptune’s moon Triton

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thesciencellama:

Jupiter Occultation
Maurice Toet - July 15, 2012

thesciencellama:

Jupiter Occultation

Maurice Toet - July 15, 2012

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colchrishadfield:


Bournemouth to Weymouth, towns named for where rivers meet the sea. Ancient folds of rock help define the coast.


This is from the tumblr of Col. Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut currently living on the International Space Station.
But I like to think of it as Space’s tumblr, and every single post is like, “Hey, guys. It’s me, Space. Look at you down there. Can you believe all the silly crap you’re fighting and worrying over? I mean, JUST LOOK AT YOU. You guys better cowgirl up and work together to keep this place running, because that is one gorgeous motherf*&ing planet you’ve got.”

fishingboatproceeds:

colchrishadfield:

Bournemouth to Weymouth, towns named for where rivers meet the sea. Ancient folds of rock help define the coast.

This is from the tumblr of Col. Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut currently living on the International Space Station.

But I like to think of it as Space’s tumblr, and every single post is like, “Hey, guys. It’s me, Space. Look at you down there. Can you believe all the silly crap you’re fighting and worrying over? I mean, JUST LOOK AT YOU. You guys better cowgirl up and work together to keep this place running, because that is one gorgeous motherf*&ing planet you’ve got.”

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petervidani:


The collision between the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy.
See also: Timeline of the far future, Milkomeda


Related to yesterday’s post about the night sky in 7 billion years.

jtotheizzoe:

petervidani:

The collision between the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy.

See also: Timeline of the far future, Milkomeda

Related to yesterday’s post about the night sky in 7 billion years.

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