What do you see? Comment below! 👇 👇 .
The T Tauri Star 💫 seen at the center of the image, drives its own 7-light-year-wide molecular cloud around the center of the Milky Way. 🔭✨ .
Image Credit & Copyright: Bill Snyder (at #SierraRemoteObservstory )
This guy is amazing! #REPOST
I'm just addicted to this! Grab my camera, drive to the spot I want and spend some hours alone in the dark,photographing the MW😍 Anything better than this?
Goodnight my friends!
📸 : @oscarkes_photo
I SEE YOU! 👀 Ultra-High Definition (UHD) pictures of the Helix Nebula. This object lies 650 light-years away, in the constellation of Aquarius. Also known by the catalog number NGC 7293, it is a typical example of a class of objects called planetary nebulae. Discovered in the 18th century, these cosmic works of art were erroneously named for their resemblance to gas-giant planets.🌌
📸 : @nasa
The iconic 🐜 Ant Nebula, 22 trillion km across, resembles the head and body of a fiery garden ant. 🎆 In reality, it is the result of a dying Sun-like star and complex interactions of material at its heart, 3,100 light years away. A rare phenomenon connected to the death of a star has been discovered in observations made by #ESA ’s Herschel space observatory: an unusual laser emission from the spectacular Ant Nebula, which suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at its heart. .
This is nuts! .
In 2006, with giant Saturn sheltering Cassini from the sun's blinding glare, the spacecraft viewed the rings as never before. This panoramic view was created by combining a total of 165 images taken by the Cassini wide-angle camera over nearly three hours on Sept. 15, 2006.
📸 : @nasasolarsystem
It looks like a parachute, maybe? 😀
What is this bright blue #crescent in our ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week? Evidence of #extraterrestrial life? No — it's a galaxy. The shape of this #galaxy admittedly appears to be somewhat bizarre, so confusion would be forgiven. This is due to a #cosmic phenomenon called gravitational #lensing . In this image, the gravitational influence of a massive galaxy cluster (called SDSS J1110+6459) is causing its surroundings #spacetime to bend and warp, affecting the passage of any nearby light. Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt.
. 📸 : @hubbleesa
Beautiful capture of a Lunar eclipse by @danielgreenwoodphotography 🔭✨.
During a total lunar eclipse, Earth completely blocks direct sunlight from reaching the Moon. The only light reflected from the lunar surface has been refracted by Earth's atmosphere. This light appears reddish for the same reason that a sunset or sunrise does: the Rayleigh scattering of bluer light.
What is it? 😜 This is an intense close up view of a SunSpot! This short video for Active region tracking of Sun Spot AR10940, clearly shows the outer granulation and light bridges surronding the dark centre of the sun spot. The bright, elongated structures that divide sunspot umbrae (the darkest parts in the spot centers) are called light bridges and are important to understand the process of sunspot formation and disintegration. Sunspot looks dark because its temperature is lower than that of the surface of the Sun. Strong magnetic fields of ~3,000 gauss exist in the sunspot (The strength of terrestrial magnetic field is ~0.3 gauss). .
Credit: @JAXAP SOT (Solar Optical Telescope), NAOJ