afro-dominicano:

M104’s Closeup

Copyright: Caltech/Palomar Observatory/Paul Gardner, Salvatore Grasso, and Ryan Hannahoe

Sombrero Galaxy as seen through 200″ Hale Telescope.

space-pics:

This is a real picture of Rosetta with its comet in the background!http://space-pics.tumblr.com/

space-pics:

This is a real picture of Rosetta with its comet in the background!
http://space-pics.tumblr.com/

rocketman-inc:

The Discovery Space Shuttle

rocketman-inc:

The Discovery Space Shuttle

rocketman-inc:

NASA : Gemini Mission Photos

rocketman-inc:

NASA : Gemini Mission Photos

todaysdocument:

On July 8, 2011 the Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the Shuttle program, STS-135.
Atlantis is seen in this photo on August 2, 1991 at the launch of a nine day mission.

todaysdocument:

On July 8, 2011 the Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the Shuttle program, STS-135.

Atlantis is seen in this photo on August 2, 1991 at the launch of a nine day mission.

astroperlas:

Las islas Canarias vistas desde la ISS por Oleg Artemyev (Roscosmos).

astroperlas:

Las islas Canarias vistas desde la ISS por Oleg Artemyev (Roscosmos).

projectionsonthewall:

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Aliens

Hawking is all worried that aliens might suck our brains out. That concern comes from the fact that when any of us explored the world with high technology ships and came upon a civilization less advanced, it was bad for the less advanced civilization. They either were completely wiped out or subjugated or enslaved or whatever, so I think his fear about aliens is a reflection of his actual knowledge of how humans treat each other, not real knowledge of how real aliens would treat us."

- Neil deGrasse Tyson

from-the-earth-to-the-moon13:

nasahistory:

Apollo 8 crew photo.

This is the Apollo 7 crew (Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, & Walt Cunningham)

from-the-earth-to-the-moon13:

nasahistory:

Apollo 8 crew photo.

This is the Apollo 7 crew (Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, & Walt Cunningham)

antikythera-astronomy:

Saturn, Jewel of the Solar System

canadian-space-agency:

Thousands of galaxies in a single picture.
Credit: NASA/ESA/Slate.com

canadian-space-agency:

Thousands of galaxies in a single picture.

Credit: NASA/ESA/Slate.com

astronomicalwonders:

Mapping the Universe

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has created the most detailed three-dimensional maps of the Universe ever made, with deep multi-color images of one third of the sky, and spectra for more than three million astronomical objects. The SDSS is a major multi-filter imaging and spectroscopic redshift survey using a dedicated 2.5-m wide-angle optical telescope at Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico, United States. Data collection began in 2000, and the final imaging data release covers over 35% of the sky, with photometric observations of around 500 million objects and spectra for more than 1 million objects. Most of these objects have never been studied before.

Credit: SDSS

sagansense:

They dance their great dances, slow waltzes across millennia, or they wander aimlessly on their paths through the galaxy. They pay no heed to whether or not they’re dancing, and when they have no partner, they’re content to continue on their way. 
Though they may twirl together with another for a million years, they’re sometimes thrown apart by circumstance. Displaced or flung away through forces unknown to them. 
Stars don’t realise they’re being tugged and pulled by the gravity of a billion influences, and nor do they fight those influences. They simply carry on along their path, content to wander until they may stumble across another dancing partner, whose light they can share in.
Be like the stars. Wander. Dance.
Shine.
— 星 invaderxan

sagansense:

They dance their great dances, slow waltzes across millennia, or they wander aimlessly on their paths through the galaxy. They pay no heed to whether or not they’re dancing, and when they have no partner, they’re content to continue on their way.

Though they may twirl together with another for a million years, they’re sometimes thrown apart by circumstance. Displaced or flung away through forces unknown to them.

Stars don’t realise they’re being tugged and pulled by the gravity of a billion influences, and nor do they fight those influences. They simply carry on along their path, content to wander until they may stumble across another dancing partner, whose light they can share in.

Be like the stars. Wander. Dance.

Shine.

星 invaderxan