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It is a familiar sight to sky enthusiasts with even a small telescope. There is much more to the Ring Nebula (M57), however, than can be seen through a small telescope. The easily visible central ring is about one light-yearacross, but this remarkably deep exposure - a collaborative effort combining data from three different large telescopes - explores the looping filaments of glowing gas extending much farther from the nebula's central star. This remarkable composite image includes narrowband hydrogen image, visible light emission, and infrared light emission. Of course, in this well-studied example of a planetary nebula, the glowing material does not come from planets. Instead, the gaseous shroud represents outer layers expelled from a dying, sun-like star. The Ring Nebula is about 2,000 light-years away toward the musical constellation Lyra.
Image Credit: Hubble, Large Binocular Telescope, Subaru Telescope; Composition & Copyright: Robert Gendler
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The International Space Station making a pass over Florida this evening... Many people passing by me in Cocoa Village asked why I was pointing my camera at the sky. Some were interested in my purpose and a few even hung out and waited for the pass so I could point it out to them. It’s fun watching adults stare up at the sky in amazement. And it’s a proud feeling knowing that the parts carefully assembled up there were made by humans down here on Earth and launched from the shores of east central Florida, the Space Coast.
I learned something about one the astronauts up there today. Expedition 56 Commander Andrew Feustel (@astro_feustel) likes to take pictures of racing circuits from space!! It was incredibly cool going through his Instagram photos and spotting the different race tracks that racing series like Formula1, MotoGP and Indy race at.
Anyways, lots of clouds, bright lights and other distractions kept me from great photos, but I had fun and decided to post these anyways. Time to play some Kerbal Space Program!
#spotthestation #nasa #astronaut #space #longexposure #americanflag #florida #cocoavillage #spacecoast #floridaspacecoast #nikonphotography #flags #bridge #merrittisland #nightphotography #usa #america #kerbalspaceprogram
КАК ВСТРЕТИШЬ СОЛЯРНЫЙ ДЕНЬ РОЖДЕНИЯ, ТАК ГОД И ПРОВЕДЕШЬ
Итак, пост для октябрьских (☝🏼) именинников! читайте в карусели о том, почему важно правильно встретить День Рождения и как это сделать. А я рассчитаю для вас точное время наступления Соляра в этом году, читайте условия ⤵️
ИТАК, для рождённых в ОКТЯБРЕ, Чтобы узнать точное время своего Соляра, необходимо: . 1. Поставить ❤️ этому посту и двум предыдущим 2. Отметить в комментариях трёх друзей 3. Сохранить пост в заметки, чтобы не забыть😉 4. Написать дату, точное время и город рождения, а также город проживания (‼️ время не примерно, только точное‼️) . В ответ, до 1 октября, я напишу точное время наступления вашего соляра в 2018 году. По умолчанию время местное (на город проживания). .
Поехали!🙌 #соляр #гороскоп #деньрождения #астролог #астрологиркутск #прогноз #astro #space
Desde sempre estas imagens me chamavam a atenção. 💫Os Pilares da Criação💫. A explicação diz, que eles já não existem mais. A imagem que nos chega agora é uma fotografia dos pilares, de um passado🌾 distante. Para mim, é no mínimo intrigante...
The tower of interstellar gas that you are looking at no longer exists.
As strange and confusing as it sounds, The famous Pillars Of Creation (within the Eagle Nebula) are believed to have perished a mere 6000 years ago. Considering that the Pillars Of Creation lie 7000 light years away and that light travels at a finite speed, one could estimate that it would take another 1000 years for humanity to be able to observe any destruction or change within the Pillars. Scientists became aware of the eventual death once images taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope discovered a cloud of hot dust within the general vicinity of the pillars. Nicolas Flagey accounted this to be the shockwave produced by a supernova that probably washed the pillars away like a tsunami.
After discovering that the Pillars Of Creation have been almost completely destroyed, it's easy to think of the Pillars as weak, perhaps even small. The left Pillar is estimated to be 4 light years in length with the finger like protrusions at the summit of the clouds being larger than our entire solar system.
Knowing that this picture is literally a gaze into the past is incredible and terrifying. The universe is undeniably beautiful and the unpredictable nature of it makes it even more entrancing.
#astronomy #stars #space
🚨 COUNTDOWN: 3 🚨 MOON MAN WILL BE AWAY NEXT WEEK 🚨
Moon Man just announced that he will be will be joining Elon Musk as a @spacex pilot. Gotta make sure these missions are safe so they called upon a pro. Moon Man to the rescue.