From The Resonance Project: It’s a challenge to even perceive how big “big” really is. Hopefully this meme helps you to realize how large our local environment is. The galaxy may seem huge, but its only a speck in Laniakea, our local supercluster of galaxies… http://resonance.is/
From The Mind Unleashed: * And to think that the ancients discovered all this without the aid of modern technology. * “The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected […]
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From earthsky.org: n international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young planet that is not orbiting a star. This free-floating planet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, is just 80 light-years away from Earth and has a mass only six times that of Jupiter. The planet formed a mere 12 million years ago—a newborn in planet lifetimes. […]
The Most Astounding Fact. EVER. Some astronomy explained:
From http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130710062240.htm July 10, 2013 — Scientists have observed in unprecedented detail the birth of a massive star within a dark cloud core about 10,000 light years from Earth. The team used the new ALMA (Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array) telescope in Chile — the most powerful radio telescope in the world — to view the […]
Thataway! Scotland’s extraterrestrial positioning system? Sign spotted in Edinburgh.
Now all we have to do is figure out how to get there and then we can go and fuck that one up aswell!
Bloody amazing! My thanks to Dropping the Science site for alerting me to this! Their link.
Immerse yourself in a seamless beautiful environment. From web to desktop to full dome planetarium, WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables you to explore the universe, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world and combining it with 3D navigation. Experience narrated guided tours from astronomers and educators featuring interesting places in […]
Look at those colours… From Science.Memebase.com And what about all those stars? There could be little Joes or Janes living anywhere in there!!! Or Glurckles, maybe Strontles? My neighbour John just remarked that Orion may actually not be a nebula. He’s lying, because it’s been a while since I last cleaned my glasses and if […]
When Venus passes in front of the sun and we’re blindsided, that’s when Cupid takes out his little bow and the merry dance starts again. Be warned! see more Dropping The Science
Lieven Grillaert Sweet serene sky-like flower, Haste to adorn her bower; From thy long cloudy bed Shoot forth thy damask head! New-startled blush of Flora, The grief of pale Aurora, Who will contest no more, Haste, haste to strew her floor! Vermilion ball that’s given From lip to lip in heaven, Love’s couch’s coverlet, Haste, […]
I just read an article in “The News” (publ.07-09-2011), which is a free newspaper, that we get here in the South of Spain. According to Mr. Ken Campbell, their resident astronomer(not astrologer!), what everyone thinks is their star sign, is “almost certainly NOT the constellation where the sun was on the day they were born”!!! […]