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APOD: December 20, 1996 - The UV SMC from UIT

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Translated from the "acronese" the title reads - The UltraViolet Small Magellanic Cloud from the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope. FYI, the four ultraviolet images used in this mosaic of the nearby irregular galaxy known as the Small Magellanic Cloud were taken by the UIT instrument during the Astro 1 and Astro 2 shuttle missions in 1990 and 1995. Each separate image field is slightly wider than the apparent size of the full moon. These ultraviolet pictures, shown in false color, must be taken above the Earth's absorbing atmosphere. They highlight concentrations of hot, newly formed stars only a few millions of years old, and reveal the progress of recent star formation in the SMC.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap961220.html

#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
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APOD: 2018 November 24 - Shipwreck at Moonset




A crescent Moon is about to sink under the western horizon in this sea and night skyscape. The atmospheric photo was taken on September 11 from the desert shore along the Skeleton Coast of Namibia. So close to moonset, the moonlight is reddened and dimmed by the low, long line-of-sight across the Atlantic. But near the center of the frame Venus still shines brightly, its light reflected in calm ocean waters. The celestial beacon above the brilliant evening star is bright planet Jupiter. Namibia's Skeleton Coast was so named for the many seal and whale bones that were once strewn along the shoreline. In more recent times it's better known for shipwrecks.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap181124.html

#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
APOD: 2019 April 25 - Pan STARRS Across the Lagoon




Ridges of glowing interstellar gas and dark dust clouds inhabit the turbulent, cosmic depths of the Lagoon Nebula. Also known as M8, the bright star forming region is about 5,000 light-years distant. But it still makes for a popular stop on telescopic tours of the constellation Sagittarius, toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Dominated by the telltale red emission of ionized hydrogen atoms recombining with stripped electrons, this stunning view of the Lagoon is over 100 light-years across. At its center, the bright, compact, hourglass shape is gas ionized and sculpted by energetic radiation and extreme stellar winds from a massive young star. In fact, th... show more
 
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APOD: 2017 May 29 - Beneath Jupiter




Jupiter is stranger than we knew. NASA's Juno spacecraft has now completed its sixth swoop past Jupiter as it moves around its highly elliptical orbit. Pictured, Jupiter is seen from below where, surprisingly, the horizontal bands that cover most of the planet disappear into swirls and complex patterns. A line of white oval clouds is visible nearer to the equator. Recent results from Juno show that Jupiter's weather phenomena can extend deep below its cloud tops, and that Jupiter's magnetic field varies greatly with location. Juno is scheduled to orbit Jupiter 37 times with each orbit taking about six weeks.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170529.html

#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
APOD: 2019 April 24 - The Shape of the Southern Crab




The symmetric, multi-legged appearance of the Southern Crab Nebula is certainly distinctive. About 7,000 light-years distant toward the southern sky constellation Centaurus, its glowing nested hourglass shapes are produced by the remarkable symbiotic binary star system at its center. The nebula's dramatic stellar duo consists of a hot white dwarf star and cool, pulsating red giant star shedding outer layers that fall onto the smaller, much hotter companion. Embedded in a disk of material, outbursts from the white dwarf cause an outflow of gas driven away both above and below the disk resulting in the bipolar hourglass shapes. The bright central shape is about half a light... show more
 
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APOD: 2012 June 10 - Two New Hubble Quality Telescopes Gifted to NASA




What if you were given a new Hubble telescope for free? How about two? The astronomical community is abuzz with just this opportunity as the US National Reconnaissance Office has unexpectedly transferred ownership of two space-qualified Hubble-quality telescopes to NASA. The usefulness of these telescopes in addressing existing science priorities has begun, but preliminary indications hold that even one of these telescope could be extremely useful in searching for extrasolar planets as well as distant galaxies and supernovas that could better explore the nature of dark energy. Although they start out as free, making... show more
 
APOD: 2019 April 23 - Meteors, Comet, and Big Dipper over La Palma




Meteor showers are caused by streams of solid particles, dust size and larger, moving as a group through space. In most cases, the orbits of these meteor streams can be identified with dust expelled from a comet. When the Earth passes through a stream, the particles leave brilliant trails through the night sky as they disintegrate in Earth's atmosphere. The meteor paths are all parallel to each other, but, like train tracks, the effect of perspective causes them to appear to originate from a radiant point in the distance. The featured image composite was taken during January's Quadrantid meteor shower from La Palma, one of Spain's Canary Islands, off the nort... show more
 
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APOD: 2016 August 4 - M63: Sunflower Galaxy Wide Field




The Sunflower Galaxy blooms near the center of this wide field telescopic view. The scene spans about 2 degrees or 4 full moons on the sky toward the loyal constellation Canes Venatici. More formally known as Messier 63, the majestic island universe is nearly 100,000 light-years across, about the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Surrounding its bright yellowish core, sweeping spiral arms are streaked with cosmic dust lanes and dotted with star forming regions. A dominant member of a known galaxy group, M63 has faint, extended features that could be the the remains of dwarf satellite galaxies, evidence that large galaxies g... show more
 
APOD: 2019 April 19 - Milky Way in Northern Spring




A postcard from planet Earth, this springtime night skyscape looks over Alandan lake in the Alborz mountains. Taken after local midnight on April 17, the central Milky Way is rising over the region's southeast horizon. Its luminous track of stars and nebulae along the plane of our galaxy are reflected in the mirror-like lake. The brightest celestial beacon mingled with the diffuse galactic starlight is Jupiter. Slightly dimmer, Saturn is below and left just above the mountains. As spring brought leaves to the trees and the galactic center to the northern night the photographer found it also gave frogs their voices, heard like a melody across the calm water.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190419.html

#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
APOD: 2019 April 18 - The Leo Trio




This group is popular in the northern spring. Famous as the Leo Triplet, the three magnificent galaxies gather in one field of view. Crowd pleasers when imaged with even modest telescopes, they can be introduced individually as NGC 3628 (left), M66 (bottom right), and M65 (top). All three are large spiral galaxies but they tend to look dissimilar because their galactic disks are tilted at different angles to our line of sight. NGC 3628, also known as the Hamburger Galaxy, is temptingly seen edge-on, with obscuring dust lanes cutting across its puffy galactic plane. The disks of M66 and M65 are both inclined enough to show off their spiral structure. Gravitational interactions between galaxies in the group... show more
 
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APOD: 2004 December 12 - Atlantis to Orbit




Birds don't fly this high. Airplanes don't go this fast. The Statue of Liberty weighs less. No species other than human can even comprehend what is going on, nor could any human just a millennium ago. The launch of a rocket bound for space is an event that inspires awe and challenges description. Pictured above, the Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off to visit the International Space Station during the early morning hours of 2001 July 12. From a standing start, the two million kilogram rocket ship left to circle the Earth where the outside air is too thin to breathe and where there is little noticeable onboard gravity. Rockets bound for space are now launched from somewhere on Earth about once a week.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap041212.html

#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
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The Mouth of Andersons Bay


This #photo was taken during my first foray into the Otago Peninsula
It's on sale at:
- Redbubble
- Society6

also viewable on my Website
#picture #photograph #photography #image #water #bay #landscape #land #sun #sunny #sunlight #mountain #mountains #sky #cloud #clouds #urban #nature #beauty #beautiful
 
APOD: 2019 April 6 - ISS from Wallasey




After sunset on March 28, the International Space Station climbed above the western horizon, as seen from Wallasey, England at the mouth of the River Mersey. Still glinting in the sunlight some 400 kilometers above planet Earth, the fast moving ISS was followed by hand with a small backyard telescope and high frame rate digital camera. A total of 2500 frames were recorded during the 7 minute long visible ISS passage and 100 of them captured images of the space station. These are the four best frames showing remarkable details of the ISS in low Earth orbit. Near the peak of its track, about 60 degrees above the horizon, the ISS was brighter than the brightest star in the sky and as close as 468 kilometers to the Wallasey backyard.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190406.html

#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
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APOD: May 11, 1999 - Molecular Cloud Barnard 68

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Where did all the stars go? What used to be considered a hole in the sky is now known to astronomers as a dark molecular cloud. Here, a high concentration of dust and molecular gas absorb practically all the visible light emitted from background stars. The eerily dark surroundings help make the interiors of molecular clouds some of the coldest and most isolated places in the universe. One of the most notable of these dark absorption nebulae is a cloud toward the constellation Ophiuchus known as Barnard 68, pictured above. That no stars are visible in the center indicates that Barnard 68 is relatively nearby, with measurements placing it about 500 light-years away and half a light-year across. It is not known exactly how molecular clouds like Barnard 68 form, but it is known that these clouds are themselves likely places for new stars to form.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap990511.html

#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 

What serverless computing really means, and where servers enter the picture


#computing #enter #means #picture #really #serverless #servers #where
 
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APOD: September 4, 1997 - Rivers in the Sun

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The surface of the Sun is shifting. By watching sunspots, it has long been known that our Sun rotates. It was also known that the center of the Sun rotates faster than the poles. Now, recent measurements by the Solar Oscillations Investigations group of the SOHO Observatory have found that the surface of the sun moves in other ways, too. Hot, electrically charged gas flows along and beneath the Sun's surface as depicted in the above computer generated diagram. The speed of these solar rivers is false-color coded with red hydrogen moving faster than blue. Over the course of a year plasma moves from the equator to the poles, while internal eddies circulate gas from deep inside the Sun. One surprise is the similarity to the motion of air in the Earth's atmosphere - indicating that scientists might learn more about Earth's global weather by studying the Sun.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap970904.html

#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
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APOD: December 30, 1998 - Supernova 1994D and the Unexpected Universe

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Far away, long ago, a star exploded. Supernova 1994D, visible as the bright spot on the lower left, occurred in the outskirts of disk galaxy NGC 4526. Supernova 1994D was not of interest for how different it was, but rather for how similar it was to other supernovae. In fact, the light emitted during the weeks after its explosion caused it to be given the familiar designation of a Type Ia supernova. If all Type 1a supernovae have the same intrinsic brightness, then the dimmer a supernova appears, the farther away it must be. By calibrating a precise brightness-distance relation, astronomers are able to estimate not only the expansion rate of t... show more
 
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Red Clouds Spanning the Harbour


Finally Done! \(\^u^)\/

#Remember those times I tried to capture a #photograph of those red clouds spanning across the harbour at sunset?

yeah well I gave up.... and decided to #draw them instead! (♥u♥)

It took me about a #week... (O_O)!!!!

the #sea alone took me about 2... show more
 
APOD: 2019 April 2 - Space Station Silhouette on the Moon




What's that unusual spot on the Moon? It's the International Space Station. Using precise timing, the Earth-orbiting space platform was photographed in front of a partially lit gibbous Moon last month. The featured image was taken from Palo Alto, California, USA with an exposure time of only 1/667 of a second. In contrast, the duration of the transit of the ISS across the entire Moon was about half a second. A close inspection of this unusually crisp ISS silhouette will reveal the outlines of numerous solar panels and trusses. The bright crater Tycho is visible on the lower left, as well as comparatively rough, light colored terrain known as highlands, and relatively smooth,... show more
 
Мы храним в себе чудеса...которые ищем вне себя.




#art #picture
 
Ничто не вечно.......кроме перемен.




#art #picture
 
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APOD: October 16, 1995 - Starburst Galaxy M94

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The spiral galaxy M94 is somewhat unusual in that it shows a great ring of bright young stars particularly apparent when observed in ultraviolet light, as shown above. Such a high abundance of these young blue stars may cause a galaxy to be designated a starburst galaxy. It is likely that many of the stars seen in the above ring were created when a density wave moving in the galaxy compressed existing galactic gas. The above picture was taken by the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope during the Astro-2 mission in March 1995.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap951016.html

#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
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Think of the above when reading posts like this ...

#US #politics #history #truth #news #Golan #Rothschildistan #Israel #Israeli... show more
 
APOD: 2019 March 25 - Arp 194: Merging Galaxy Group




Why are stars forming in the bridge between these colliding galaxies? Usually when galaxies crash, star formation is confined to galaxy disks or tidal tails. In Arp 194, though, there are bright knots of young stars right in a connecting bridge. Analyses of images and data including the featured image of Arp 194 from Hubble, as well as computer simulations of the interaction, indicate that the bottom galaxy passed right through the top galaxy within the past 100 million years. The result has left a stream of gas that is now falling toward the bottom galaxy. Astronomers hypothesize that stars form in this bridge because of the recent fading of turbulence after the rapid co... show more
 
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Blindschleiche


Nicht nur wir Menschen genießen die wärmenden Sonnenstrahlen 😊

#natur #echse #blindschleiche #wald #tier #nature #animal #forest #picture #mywork #own201903
 
APOD: 2019 March 24 - Zooming in on Star Cluster Terzan 5

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Video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/jtQOAtiJq3o

Globular clusters once ruled the Milky Way. Back in the old days, back when our Galaxy first formed, perhaps thousands of globular clusters roamed our Galaxy. Today, there are less than 200 left. Over the eons, many globular clusters were destroyed by repeated fateful encounters with each other or the Galactic center. Surviving relics are older than any Earth fossil, older than any other structures in our Galaxy, and limit the universe itself in raw age. There are few, if any, young globular clusters in our Milky Way Galaxy because conditions are not ripe for more to form. The featured video shows what i... show more
 
APOD: 2019 March 23 - Four Towers and the Equinox Moon




The first Full Moon of northern spring rises behind four distant towers in this telescopic view. In an image captured from some 40 kilometers west of the city of Madrid, this moonrise also represents a near coincidence of the full lunar phase with lunar perigee and the March equinox. Close to the horizon, the Full Moon's strangely rippled and distorted shape has more to do with the long sight-line through a layered atmosphere, though. Tantalizing visible effects of the substantial atmospheric refraction include the appearance of a thin floating sliver just above the lunar disk. The remarkable optical mirage is related to the more commonly witnessed green flash of the setting Sun.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190323.html

\#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
By Manuel Nöbauer



2019-03-09T11:30:42-05:00

I’ve been on holiday in Austria, Styria. In the evening iI went out of our house and saw a beautiful sunset shining on this wood, I quickly pulled out my phone and made this great picture!

Location: Austria

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/r2d3Aff2SWM
Full image: Link

Via Unsplash.com

\#photography #CC0 #Unsplash #APIRandom #Ive #been #on #holiday #in #Austria #Styria #In #the #evening #iI #went #out #of #our #house #and #saw #a #beautiful #sunset #shining #on #this #wood #I #quickly #pulled #out #my #phone #and #made #this #great #picture #Austria
 
APOD: 2019 March 22 - A Symphony in Northern Winter Skies




Despite the cold, a chance to view the shimmering northern lights coaxed this skygazer onto the frozen surface of Lake Superior on the west coast of the Keweenaw Peninusla and offered this nocturnal crescendo as a reward. A northern late winter night sky also plays across the panoramic composition of images made between 10pm and 1am on the night of February 28/March 1. At left, a faint band of Zodiacal light rises sharply from the horizon crossing Mars and the Pleides star cluster. Both the distant galaxy M31 and our own Milky Way shine above the greenish auroral arc. Navigational north pole star Polaris is centered above and accompanied on the right by the nor... show more
 
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APOD: 2010 November 13 - Spiral Galaxy M66




Big beautiful spiral galaxy M66 lies a mere 35 million light-years away. About 100 thousand light-years across, the gorgeous island universe is well known to astronomers as a member of the Leo Triplet of galaxies. In M66, pronounced dust lanes and young, blue star clusters sweep along spiral arms dotted with the tell-tale glow of pink star forming regions. This colorful and deep view also reveals faint extensions beyond the brighter galactic disk. Of course, the bright, spiky stars lie in the foreground, within our own Milky Way Galaxy, but many, small, distant background galaxies can be seen in the cosmic snapshot. Gravitational interactions with its neighboring galaxies have likely influenced the shape of spiral galaxy M66.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap101113.html

\#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
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Went on a #walk to Ravensbourne, and I was too late to #capture this #scene.

The sun had dipped below the horizion and the colors had begun to #dim... ='(

I'll have to revisit this area, maybe multiple times... If it's good enough, I might put it [on sale]
#dunedin #NewZealand #photo #photograph #photography #picture #image #water #sunset #cloud #clouds #sky #afternoon #walk #dusk #urban #nature
 
APOD: 2019 March 19 - Abell 370: Galaxy Cluster Gravitational Lens




What are those strange arcs? While imaging the cluster of galaxies Abell 370, astronomers noticed an unusual arc. The arc wasn't understood right away -- not until better images showed that the arc was a previously unseen type of astrophysical artifact of a gravitational lens, where the lens was the center of an entire cluster of galaxies. Today, we know that this arc, the brightest arc in the cluster, actually consists of two distorted images of a fairly normal galaxy that happens to lie far in the distance. Abell 370's gravity caused the background galaxies' light -- and others -- to spread out and come to the observer along multiple paths, n... show more
 
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APOD: 2000 October 23 - Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy NGC 205 in the Local Group

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Our Milky Way Galaxy is not alone. It is part of a gathering of about 25 galaxies known as the Local Group. Members include the Great Andromeda Galaxy (M31), M32, M33, the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Small Magellanic Cloud, Dwingeloo 1, several small irregular galaxies, and many dwarf elliptical and dwarf spheroidal galaxies. Pictured on the lower left is one of the many dwarf ellipticals: NGC 205. Like M32, NGC 205 is a companion to the large M31, and can sometimes be seen to the south of M31's center in photographs. The above image shows NGC 205 to be unusual for an elliptical galaxy in that it contains at least two dust clouds (a... show more
 
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I've Put My #Photos Up For #Sale! 🎉🎉🎉


After several days of #work, I've narrowed my #collection down to a handful of good #pictures, uploaded them #online and added them to my #website. (https://pravik.xyz)

Due to a quirk in my #student VISA, I cannot #sell the #prints myself, but you can #buy them (and other related products) from my stores on:
- Redbubble (https://www.redbubble.com/people/pravik)
- Society6 (https://society6.com/praviksingh)

Any #support is appeciated, if you're not personally interested in these types of things (which is understandable) I would be really glad if you were to notify someone who is...

I'll also be leaving a small comment under each item individually over the next few days... just a little heads up... (\^u^)
#diaspora #mywork #project #picture #photo #photograph #photography
 
Do you have any suggestion of a photo manager program which identifies picture using tags / description.

My goal is to create a personal references pictures library for drawing. In order to find quickly references I've selected myself.

I'm testing TagSpaces but I'm not 100% happy with it (mostly ergonomy).

It could be great that software is available on desktop (linux) and smartphone (android) using a file synchronization.

Thank you

#picture #drawing #opensource #art
 
APOD: 2019 March 15 - A View Toward M101




Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last entries in Charles Messier's famous catalog, but definitely not one of the least. About 170,000 light-years across, this galaxy is enormous, almost twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy. M101 was also one of the original spiral nebulae observed by Lord Rosse's large 19th century telescope, the Leviathan of Parsontown. M101 shares this modern telescopic field of view with more distant background galaxies, foreground stars within the Milky Way, and a companion dwarf galaxy NGC 5474 (lower right). The colors of the Milky Way stars can also be found in the starlight from the large island universe. Its core is dominated by light fr... show more
 
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#Random #Kitty #Love


I was walking back home when saw this #cat #randomly appear and start rubbing itself against the sidewalk.

I started #playing with it, then after a few minutes an elderly lady appeared and told me that the cat had been following her for a while.

We talked about what a #cute cat it was, how #soft its #fur was, what a #nice cat it was, how neither of us knew whose owner it was and the slight possiblity it might get run over...

then the old lady went on her way and the cat got bored and went off to do something else...
#caturday #pet #animal #feline #picture #photo #unexpected
 
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APOD: 2012 December 10 - Time Lapse: A Total Solar Eclipse


Video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/53641212?badge=0&color=ffffff

Have you ever experienced a total eclipse of the Sun? The above time-lapse movie depicts such an eclipse in dramatic detail as visible from Australia last month. As the video begins, a slight dimming of the Sun and the surrounding Earth is barely perceptible. Suddenly, as the Moon moves to cover nearly the entire Sun, darkness sweeps in from the left -- the fully blocked part of the Sun. At totality, only the bright solar corona extends past the edges of the Moon, and darkness surrounds you. Distant horizons are still bright, though, as they are not in the darkest part of the shadow. At mid-totality the darkne... show more
 
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