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just--space · 12 hours ago
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Perseus and the Lost Meteors : What's the best way to watch a meteor shower? This question might come up later this week when the annual Perseid Meteor Shower peaks. One thing that is helpful is a dark sky, as demonstrated in the featured composite image of last year's Perseids. Many more faint meteors are visible on the left image, taken through a very dark sky in Slovakia, than on the right image, taken through a moderately dark sky in the Czech Republic. The band of the Milky Way Galaxy bridges the two coordinated images, while the meteor shower radiant in the constellation of Perseus is clearly visible on the left. In sum, many faint meteors are lost through a bright sky. Light pollution is shrinking areas across our Earth with dark skies, although inexpensive ways to combat this might be implemented. via NASA
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the-wolf-and-moon · 16 hours ago
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NGC 1316, Heart of the Galaxies
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spacewonder19 · 17 hours ago
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Dark star-forming nursery, frEGGs
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coolnasapics · 4 hours ago
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A Jewel on the Flower Moon via NASA https://ift.tt/TJYK4QN
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capturingthecosmos · 3 hours ago
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A Jewel on the Flower Moon via NASA https://ift.tt/TJYK4QN
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thespace-alien · 4 hours ago
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"A Jewel on the Flower Moon" Is the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day of today, May 18, 2022
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catgirl-kaiju · 5 hours ago
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catgirl space exploration, call that NYASA
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the-wolf-and-moon · 2 hours ago
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Orion Cloud
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without-ado · 6 hours ago
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Flower Full Moon before the total lunar eclipse 
l Rami Ammoun l May 2022
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babyfoxcollectionthings · 20 hours ago
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beautifulmars · 18 hours ago
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HiPOD 17 May 2022: Cliffs of Crumbling, Layered Sediments
Massive deposits of sediments rich in hydrated sulfates are found in central Valles Marineris. Such deposits on Earth are soft and easily eroded, and that appears to be true on Mars as well.
There are large gullies and sediment fans along the steepest slopes. Elsewhere on Mars, such slopes are actively eroding in before-and-after HiRISE images, so this would be a good location to observe again in a future year. Linear gaps in data coverage on the bright sun-facing slopes are locations where the image data is saturated.
Enhanced color image is less than 1 km across.
ID: ESP_072533_1680 date: 16 January 2022 altitude: 263 km
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona
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rosegoldexistentialcrisis · 10 hours ago
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astro-biology-2022 · 15 hours ago
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Saturn
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lonestarflight · 13 hours ago
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Cutaway of the North American XB-70 Valkyrie.
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captainpotassium · 4 hours ago
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A Jewel on the Flower Moon via NASA https://ift.tt/TJYK4QN
Cloudy skies plagued some sky watchers on Sunday as May's Full Flower Moon slipped through Earth's shadow in a total lunar eclipse. In skies above Chile's Atacama desert this telephoto snapshot still captured an awesome spectacle though. Seen through thin high cirrus clouds just before totality began, a last sliver of sunlit crescent glistens like a hazy jewel atop the mostly shadowed lunar disk. This full moon was near perigee, the closest point in its elliptical orbit. It passed near the center of Earth's dark umbral shadow during the 90 minute long total eclipse phase. Faintly suffused with sunlight scattered by the atmosphere, the umbral shadow itself gave the eclipsed moon a reddened appearance and the very dramatic popular moniker of a Blood Moon.
(Published May 18, 2022)
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coolnasapics · 19 hours ago
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Kartik Sheth: Advancing Science and Equity via NASA https://ift.tt/YeLH1l6
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vangoghcore · 16 days ago
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birintiharmelegi · 19 days ago
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spacewonder19 · 13 days ago
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California Nebula in Perseus by Simon Cao
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