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the-wolf-and-moon · 15 hours ago
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NGC 224, Andromeda Our Sister
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just--space · 2 days ago
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A Perfect Spiral : If not perfect then this spiral galaxy is at least one of the most photogenic. An island universe of about 100 billion stars, 32 million light-years away toward the constellation Pisces, M74 presents a gorgeous face-on view. Classified as an Sc galaxy, the grand design of M74's graceful spiral arms are traced by bright blue star clusters and dark cosmic dust lanes. This sharp composite was constructed from image data recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys. Spanning about 30,000 light-years across the face of M74, it includes exposures recording emission from hydrogen atoms, highlighting the reddish glow of the galaxy's large star-forming regions. With a lower surface brightness than most galaxies in the Messier catalog, M74 is sometimes known as the Phantom Galaxy. via NASA
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astroaquarius · 2 days ago
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• fire house moon + fire rising have extremely entertaining facial expressions. their reactions to jokes are funnier than the joke itself a lot of the time
• sagittarius placements are really just here for a good time and that’s all there is to it
• leo with pisces in a chart indicates either a very talented actor or artist
• pisces/12h/neptune 1h placements tend to get misunderstood a lot, especially during childhood
• capricorn moons make incredible music, it’s as if those pent up emotions of this saturnian moon are let out through music - and it sounds absolutely beautiful
• whatever sign is in your 5th house is the sun sign that you find the funniest
• scorpio + aquarius placements are the masters at doing weird shit and genuinely not giving a fuck about what people are gonna think
• chiron capricorn/moon in 10h may have felt like their father dumped too much responsibility on them at a young age and so they never got to really be a child and grew up too fast
• 8h stelliums can catapult you into change and transformation to better yourself. it’s like they reveal a side of you you either love/hate and you’ll work on those traits to become a better person - think; harsh reality, no bs. it’s alllll pluto
• cancer risings have an extremely comforting aura and resting facial expression
• interacting with scorpios leads you to overshare a lot - they seem to receive your secrets regardless if you’re close to them or not. they also will not overshare as much as you ever
• aries placements, despite the stereotype are actually quite quiet. every aries i’ve met is so reserved. idk man all i’m saying is thank you for not throwing a chair at me
• moon in 3h are emotionally connected to poetry or reading books and their wit is unmatched
• big 3 without earth people can never chill, y’all always doing something and doing it LOUD
• virgo/gemini/3h/6h people are extremely talented in the subject english
• the sign in your 5th house tends to be your favourite sign and the sign in your 8th house is the sign you dislike
• neptune 6h let their mind wander off/something distracts them during activities they need to complete daily
• saturnian people (aqua/cap/saturn aspects) LOVE old music, especially the comforting kind. grandfather music
• your neptune house = what you dream about!! if you have neptune 8h, you may have nightmares or deeply disturbing dreams about the occult, neptune 6h dream about what they thought about during the day
• sun 4h natives are the epitome of mother’s intuition. my mum has this placement and she texts me the SECOND i think of her. they also tend to know exactly what you need
• the house scorpio is in is where you know the most secrets about people. people tend to overshare to you about this area of life - e.g. scorpio 4h you may know a lot about people’s home lives because they tell you secrets about it, scorpio 7h people confide in you and share secrets to you about their past relationships.
• venus 6h/virgo venus are extremely meticulous about their outfits and what i’ve noticed is that they are very good at balancing looks, their outfits are never too flashy or too dull they can maintain the most perfect medium. always look put together
• fixed signs (aqua/leo/taurus/scorpio) are the type to ask people what they should do in a situation and go with their own way regardless of what the person said
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spacewonder19 · a day ago
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the dark, starry gap “SUPERBUBBLE” in the nebula N44 
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without-ado · 2 days ago
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Falcon 9 transiting the Sun
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wonders-of-the-cosmos · 2 days ago
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Saturn and its moons Credit: Johannes Schedler
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photonblasters · 2 days ago
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i hope that when i become an astrophysicist full time, i still continue to stay up until 4am reading enemies to lovers fanfiction. it just seems very fitting to the whole aesthetic of being a scientist.
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wonyoscafe · 2 days ago
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my observations ✿𝆬 houses edition
↳ Please not that these are my own, personal observations and that they're all from my own experiences!! <33
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𓂃 ִֶָ︰I've noticed that if your 4th house is in gemini, you might have moved many times (when i say moved i mean like a new house, country, state, school,...)
𓂃 ִֶָ︰I'm telling you, moon in 6th house is... very generous... *too* generous even. They might also experience certain emotions at a specific time of the day (I have this placement and I always feel incredibly euphoric around 2.30 pm.)
𓂃 ִֶָ︰When someone has their second house in aquarius, they might have some very unique eating habits.
𓂃 ִֶָ︰Natives with moon in cancer or a 4th house moon have mommy issues…
𓂃 ִֶָ︰Having many placements in your 9th house might result in having daddy issues (currently crying in 9th house stellium </3)
𓂃 ִֶָ︰Second house in Aries tend to spend money very impulsively.... I'm also a victim of this.... ehe
𓂃 ִֶָ︰Someone with leo in 3rd house might find gossip and drama entertaining
𓂃 ִֶָ︰Not about houses but what's up w scorpio placements and loving the color purple??
𓂃 ִֶָ︰Individuals with an earth sign in their 6th house are often perfectionists
𓂃 ִֶָ︰Having many 12th house placements might result into dreaming alot.
𓂃 ִֶָ︰Why does almost everyone w 10th house stellium & chiron aquarius have parental trauma??? ESPECIALLY from the father???? :’))
𓂃 ִֶָ︰9th house stellium 🤝 being the most curious people out there
𓂃 ִֶָ︰It's come to my attention that mercury in 8th house/ 8th house in gemini often have very controversial opinions-
𓂃 ִֶָ︰People with a first house stellium are often quite easy to read
𓂃 ִֶָ︰Also omg 5th house stellium can be very childish sometimes… it's so cute :(
𓂃 ִֶָ︰If you have your mars in the first house, it might be easy for people to tell when you're upset about things
𓂃 ִֶָ︰Not really an observation but 3rd house capricorn people are really intimidating to me… like- it seems like they have a shell that's impossible to break
𓂃 ִֶָ︰venus or mercury in 5th or 12th house might have an interest for art
𓂃 ִֶָ︰And last but not least, natives with uranus in 9th house can have very different opinions and beliefs, it's like they can rebel against traditions and rules
↳ a/n : Thank you so so so much for the support that I've gotten from my previous astrology post, it really means alot to me <33 my exams are coming up soon so I won't have much time to post anything... but I promise I'll get back on track as soon as possible!! Thank you again ♡
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capturingthecosmos · a day ago
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A Large Tsunami Shock Wave on the Sun via NASA https://ift.tt/Q1VKYzA
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clawmarks · a day ago
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Jean-François Millet - Starry Night - ca. 1850–65 - via Yale University Art Gallery
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squids-among-stars · a day ago
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Squidolus [Day:1783 Hour:12]
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just--space · a day ago
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Island Universe, Cosmic Sand : Stars in our own Milky Way Galaxy are scattered through this eye-catching field of view. From the early hours after midnight on August 13, the 30 second exposure of the night sky over Busko-Zdroj, Poland records the colorful and bright trail of a Perseid meteor. Seen near the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower it flashes from lower left to upper right. The hurtling grain of cosmic sand, a piece of dust from periodic comet Swift-Tuttle, vaporized as it passed through planet Earth's atmosphere at almost 60 kilometers per second. Just above and right of center, well beyond the stars of the Milky Way, lies the island universe known as M31 or the Andromeda Galaxy. The Andromeda Galaxy is the most distant object easily visible to the naked-eye, about 2.5 million light-years away. The visible meteor trail begins only about 100 kilometers above Earth's surface, though. It points back to the meteor shower radiant in the constellation Perseus off the lower left edge of the frame. Follow this bright perseid meteor trail below and left to the stars of NGC 869and NGC 884, the double star cluster in Perseus. via NASA
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thefugitivesaint · a day ago
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Some perspective.  When I was younger, I couldn’t get enough of books on physics, astronomy, and anything related to the non-human universe on both the micro and macro scale. While my math was questionable, my grasp on the foundational concepts was pretty solid. I was fascinated and absorbed in imagining how vast the known universe is and how crazy existence felt in relation to it all. I still feel that way. This video elucidates how my teenage musing on space-time felt, feelings I still carry with me (it also helps explain why, for example, I thought things like “pledging allegiance to the flag” —any flag for that matter— in school was ridiculous, pointless, and laughable).  Give it a watch and feel that wonderful disorientation in the cosmic scale of what is and your place in it.  TL:DR version from the Animanics -  Yakko's Universe Song Or, if you prefer, here’s The Galaxy Song (from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life)
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spacewonder19 · 7 hours ago
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Young star punching through dust cloud with a gas jet 
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without-ado · a day ago
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Venus and Moon l Andrew Rader
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wonders-of-the-cosmos · 2 days ago
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Albireo Double Star
Albireo is a double star designated Beta Cygni. The International Astronomical Union uses the name "Albireo" specifically for the brightest star in the system
Albireo (Beta Cygni) is the fifth brightest star in the constellation Cygnus at approximately 380 light-years away from the Earth.
Credit: Johannes Schedler
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mindblowingscience · 2 days ago
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China wants to launch its first large space telescope in late 2023 to survey the skies, deliver new insights about distant galaxies, and unlock the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy.
The Chinese Space Station Telescope (CSST) is an optical and ultraviolet space observatory that will boast a 6.6-foot-diameter (2 meters) lens, making it comparable to the venerable Hubble Space Telescope. Though the resolution of China's telescope will be similar to Hubble's, the CSST's field of view will be 350 times larger, Liu Jifeng, deputy director of the National Astronomical Observatories of China, told Chinese state-run outlet Xinhua, according to a statement.
This means the CSST will be able to observe much greater expanses of the sky at a time than the 32-year-old Hubble, and will survey 40% of the sky with its 2.5 billion-pixel camera during the planned 10-year mission lifetime, according to documents from a group within the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Continue Reading.
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through-hubbles-eyes · 2 days ago
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𝑳𝒂𝒓𝒈𝒆 𝑴𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒄 𝑪𝒍𝒐𝒖𝒅
The brightly glowing plumes seen in this image are reminiscent of an underwater scene, with turquoise-tinted currents and nebulous strands reaching out into the surroundings.
However, this is no ocean. This image actually shows part of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small nearby galaxy that orbits our galaxy, the Milky Way, and appears as a blurred blob in our skies. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has peeked many times into this galaxy, releasing stunning images of the whirling clouds of gas and sparkling stars (opo9944a, heic1301, potw1408a).
This image shows part of the Tarantula Nebula's outskirts. This famously beautiful nebula, located within the LMC, is a frequent target for Hubble (heic1206, heic1402).
In most images of the LMC the colour is completely different to that seen here. This is because, in this new image, a different set of filters was used. The customary R filter, which selects the red light, was replaced by a filter letting through the near-infrared light. In traditional images, the hydrogen gas appears pink because it shines most brightly in the red. Here however, other less prominent emission lines dominate in the blue and green filters.
This data is part of the Archival Pure Parallel Project (APPP), a project that gathered together and processed over 1000 images taken using Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, obtained in parallel with other Hubble instruments. Much of the data in the project could be used to study a wide range of astronomical topics, including gravitational lensing and cosmic shear, exploring distant star-forming galaxies, supplementing observations in other wavelength ranges with optical data, and examining star populations from stellar heavyweights all the way down to solar-mass stars.
A version of this image was entered into the Hubble’s Hidden Treasures image processing competition by contestant Josh Barrington.
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assassin1513 · 3 hours ago
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⚜️Stars Circle ⚜️
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squids-among-stars · 2 hours ago
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Squidolus [Day:1785 Hour:0]
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