afro-dominicano:

An Interacting Colossus

This picture, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), shows a galaxy known as NGC 6872 in the constellation of Pavo (The Peacock).
Its unusual shape is caused by its interactions with the smaller galaxy that can be seen just above NGC 6872, called IC 4970. They both lie roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth.
From tip to tip, NGC 6872 measures over 500 000 light-years across, making it the second largest spiral galaxy discovered to date. In terms of size it is beaten only by NGC 262, a galaxy that measures a mind-boggling 1.3 million light-years in diameter!
To put that into perspective, our own galaxy, the Milky Way, measures between 100 000 and 120 000 light-years across, making NGC 6872 about five times its size.

afro-dominicano:

An Interacting Colossus

This picture, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), shows a galaxy known as NGC 6872 in the constellation of Pavo (The Peacock).

Its unusual shape is caused by its interactions with the smaller galaxy that can be seen just above NGC 6872, called IC 4970. They both lie roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth.

From tip to tip, NGC 6872 measures over 500 000 light-years across, making it the second largest spiral galaxy discovered to date. In terms of size it is beaten only by NGC 262, a galaxy that measures a mind-boggling 1.3 million light-years in diameter!

To put that into perspective, our own galaxy, the Milky Way, measures between 100 000 and 120 000 light-years across, making NGC 6872 about five times its size.

txchnologist:

Synthetic Cells Move On Their Own

What look like animated illustrations that could easily spring from a child’s imagination are actually newly unveiled artificial cells under a microscope.

Biophysicists at Germany’s Technical University of Munich along with an international team developed simple self-propelled biomachines in a quest to create cell models that display biomechanical functions.

The researchers say their work represents the first time a movable cytoskeleton membrane has been fabricated.

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Independence Day (1996)

Independence Day (1996)

gravitationalbeauty:

Diamonds in a Cloudy Sky

gravitationalbeauty:

Diamonds in a Cloudy Sky

explorationimages:

Apollo 16: Far-ultraviolet image of the Earth, taken with a small telescope on the lunar surface.

 AS16-123-19650 (21 April 1972) —- A far ultraviolet photograph reveals the geocorona, a halo of low density hydrogen which surrounds Earth. The photograph was taken by astronaut John W. Young, Apollo 16 mission commander, during the first spacewalk of his trip to the moon. Young and Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, explored the moon’s surface while Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit. The UV camera was designed and built at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

explorationimages:

Apollo 16: Far-ultraviolet image of the Earth, taken with a small telescope on the lunar surface.

AS16-123-19650 (21 April 1972) —- A far ultraviolet photograph reveals the geocorona, a halo of low density hydrogen which surrounds Earth. The photograph was taken by astronaut John W. Young, Apollo 16 mission commander, during the first spacewalk of his trip to the moon. Young and Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, explored the moon’s surface while Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit. The UV camera was designed and built at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
gameraboy:

Cowboy Bebop, “Jupiter Jazz, Part II”

gameraboy:

Cowboy Bebop, “Jupiter Jazz, Part II”

afro-dominicano:

Sim 3-188 - Pickering’s Triangle

"A hybrid result involving the central area of the Veil Nebula Complex in Cygnus comprised of 150 minutes of Hydrogen-Alpha, 150 minutes of O-III and 30 minutes each for RGB.

Both the h-alpha and O-III filters do an admirable job in picking up significant signal which otherwise is missed or overlooked, thus yielding a very impressive hybrid result.” — Anthony Ayiomamitis

gravitationalbeauty:

The NTT SUSI Deep Field

gravitationalbeauty:

The NTT SUSI Deep Field

spacettf:

Rosetta mission selfie at comet by europeanspaceagency on Flickr.

spacettf:

Rosetta mission selfie at comet by europeanspaceagency on Flickr.

gravitationalbeauty:

Sharp Silhouette

gravitationalbeauty:

Sharp Silhouette

sapphire1707:

Storm on the Starry Way by albanhenderyckxphotography

sapphire1707:

Storm on the Starry Way by albanhenderyckxphotography

beautifulmars:

Outbreak

These are examples of carbon dioxide frost around areas where the ice has sublimated (gone directly from a solid to a gas).

space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence