1. 21:18 18th Apr 2014

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    reblogged from: benjamingrimes

    tags: astronomymoon

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    benjamingrimes:

Blood Moon eclipse. Next time I’m going to rent a longer lens.
4/15/14

    benjamingrimes:

    Blood Moon eclipse. Next time I’m going to rent a longer lens.

    4/15/14

     
  2. 12:45 12th Apr 2014

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    reblogged from: m1k3y

    tags: astronomyastronomerEdwin Hubble

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    blech:

Life Magazine:

Astronomer Edwin Hubble peers though the eyepiece of the 100-inch Hooker telescope at California’s Mt. Wilson Observatory. Originally published in the November 8, 1937, issue of LIFE


in the first quarter of the 20th century the handsome, self-mythologizing, egotistical and brilliant astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble was world famous for what he discovered while peering through an earlier, land-based telescope: namely, that we are not alone. Or rather, that our galaxy is not alone.

Photograph by Margaret Bourke-White.

    blech:

    Life Magazine:

    Astronomer Edwin Hubble peers though the eyepiece of the 100-inch Hooker telescope at California’s Mt. Wilson Observatory. Originally published in the November 8, 1937, issue of LIFE

    in the first quarter of the 20th century the handsome, self-mythologizing, egotistical and brilliant astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble was world famous for what he discovered while peering through an earlier, land-based telescope: namely, that we are not alone. Or rather, that our galaxy is not alone.

    Photograph by Margaret Bourke-White.

     
  3. 14:30 8th Apr 2014

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    reblogged from: scienceyoucanlove

    tags: Marsastronomy

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    scienceyoucanlove:

via Science Is Awesome
     
  4. 09:00 2nd Apr 2014

    notes: 1678

    reblogged from: m1k3y

    tags: astronomyJupiter

    sci-universe:

A five and half hour time-lapse of Jupiter.Reddit user bubbleweed made this gif to show Jupiter from Io’s frame of reference.

    sci-universe:

    A five and half hour time-lapse of Jupiter.
    Reddit user
    bubbleweed made this gif to show Jupiter from Io’s frame of reference.

     
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    posthorn:

An early photograph of the Moon, a daguerreotype taken by John W. Draper, March 26, 1840, in New York.

    posthorn:

    An early photograph of the Moon, a daguerreotype taken by John W. Draper, March 26, 1840, in New York.

    (Source: greenwichvillagehistory.wordpress.com)

     
  6. 09:13 10th Mar 2014

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    reblogged from: m1k3y

    tags: illustrationastronomystar

    theoutersun:

fig. 2 ~ Protostar
stars are formed from collapsing clouds of gas and dust, when a gravitational “center” develops in a molecular cloud

    theoutersun:

    fig. 2 ~ Protostar

    stars are formed from collapsing clouds of gas and dust, when a gravitational “center” develops in a molecular cloud

     
  7. rudygodinez:

    Maria  Clara Eimmart, Ten Depictions of Heavenly Phenomena, (late 17th century)

     Immart was the daughter of the history painter, portraitist and amateur astronomer Georg Christoph Eimmart, with whom she collaborated. Her father was director of the Malerakademie in Nürnberg but also established a private observatory. She was given a broad education in the fine arts, and specialized in botanical and astronomical illustrations. She made a series of some 350 drawings of lunar phases, observed by telescope, and captured on distinctive blue paper. Twelve of these were given to conte Marsili, a scientific collaborator with her father, of those twelve, ten survive in Bologna. She shortly thereafter married her father’s pupil and successor, the astronomer Johann Heinrich Müller and died in childbirth.

     
  8. curiousjohn:

Nasa’s Hubble telescope has spotted a light-year long cloud of interstellar gas and dust that they have dubbed a ‘Cosmic Caterpillar’. via The Independent

    curiousjohn:

    Nasa’s Hubble telescope has spotted a light-year long cloud of interstellar gas and dust that they have dubbed a ‘Cosmic Caterpillar’. via The Independent

     
  9. 09:41 12th Feb 2014

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    reblogged from: m1k3y

    tags: astronomyJupiter

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    discoverynews:

Hubble Discovers Water Plumes Over Europa
Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found plumes of water vapor shooting off the southern pole of Europa, an ice-covered moon of Jupiter that is believed to have an underground ocean. Read more

    discoverynews:

    Hubble Discovers Water Plumes Over Europa

    Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found plumes of water vapor shooting off the southern pole of Europa, an ice-covered moon of Jupiter that is believed to have an underground ocean. Read more

     
  10. 09:11 6th Feb 2014

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    reblogged from: spaceexp

    tags: astronomySaturn

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    spaceexp:

Saturn Hurricane Closeup. The eye of this hurricane is a staggering 1,250 miles across with cloud speeds as fast as 330 miles per hour. Scientists don’t know how long it has been active.

    spaceexp:

    Saturn Hurricane Closeup. The eye of this hurricane is a staggering 1,250 miles across with cloud speeds as fast as 330 miles per hour. Scientists don’t know how long it has been active.