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Posts tagged: a still more glorious dawn

warrenellis:

2001 - aeroflot bags in space

warrenellis:

2001 - aeroflot bags in space

do you ever just look at the stars and think ‘yeah, none of my bullshit matters, this is fine’

joethought:

India’s Mars Orbiter successfully entered the Mars orbit today.

Despite settling gloom among the people regarding scandals and corruption, the Indian Space and Research Organization remains one of the few organizations that inspire real fervor and ambition among India’s citizens.

A warm salute to the ISRO for injecting a much needed spirit of hope and inspiration into the veins of young India. 

~INQUILAB ZINDABAD

Stargate SG-1, Tau’ri Spaceships → Prometheus (X-303)

miss this ship

yes

warrenellis:

Milky Way above Atacama Salt Lagoon   via NASA http://ift.tt/1Ddg7h6

warrenellis:

Milky Way above Atacama Salt Lagoon via NASA http://ift.tt/1Ddg7h6

the-social-recluse:

universe—cosmos:

Imagine how it would look if the Orion nebula is only four light years away - the distance the nearest star is to us, instead of 1,300 light years. It would be so bright that we wouldn’t be aware of the dark sky. We wouldn’t see other stars. The whole world would be the Orion nebula and the sun.

-The Universe 2x14: Nebulas


moebius

moebius

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

Laniakea: Our home supercluster

telegantmess:

treescab:

commission for fefetasprite! ^u^

qkazoo

telegantmess:

treescab:

commission for fefetasprite! ^u^

qkazoo

ultralaser:

bossymarmalade:

onedropmove:

JB3 with the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy pants on!
Those would definitely be in my weekly rotation, no doubt. I’ll trade you if they’re 32.

Oh sweet baby jesus such beauty

HI FORD

illustratographer:




I took a photo every 2 minutes over the span of about 2 hours at a 20 second exposure and animated it all together! This 2 second loop was the result! 
Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

HOLY FUCK

holy fuck you can actually see how the earth turns by paying attention to the stars

this fucks me the fuck up

illustratographer:

I took a photo every 2 minutes over the span of about 2 hours at a 20 second exposure and animated it all together! This 2 second loop was the result! 

Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

HOLY FUCK

holy fuck you can actually see how the earth turns by paying attention to the stars

this fucks me the fuck up