Photo by Hubble - Located 12 million light-years away, M82 appears high in the northern spring sky in the direction of the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear.
Another Hubble image of M82 - 12 million light-years away - highlighting different aspects of the visual spectrum
Photo by NASA
Photo by NASA
Photo by Nozomi - a satellite on a failed Mars mission.
Hubble photo - In 1965, this blast-shell was identified as the remnant of Supernova (SN) 1006, the brightest stellar event in recorded history.
"Dan's Moon"—Photo by Daniel Seiberling—posted by permission.
Solar Eclipse—Image credited to Alain Maury and Jean-Luc Dauvergne
—Gocha Sutra [ computer generated ]
Super Nova 2B — Rendering of NASA image
Voyager 1 at 11.5 billion miles from Earth as viewed by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's 5,000-mile-wide Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA)
Bipolar Planetary Nebula PN Hb 12—A Hubble photo
Representation of the change in the Mayan year that took place around the Winter Solstice in 2012
Ed White was the first American to perform a spacewalk. Image by NASA.
Comet C/2012 S1 ( ISON ) — This animation consists of 8 images from 11:43 to 12:53 UT 11-14-2013
made by Bruce Gary using a Celestron 11-inch telescope.
Variable star RS Puppis — image by Hubble.
"Stellar winds flowing out from this fast-moving star [ Zeta Ophiuchi ] are making ripples in the dust as it approaches, creating a bow shock seen as glowing gossamer threads" — NASA
Moon Phase Calculation by Sky & Telescope
Moon phase calculation algorithm by Roger W. Sinnott, Sky & Telescope. Calculations are based on GMT,not local time.
The first major fictional cinematic film exploring travel in outer space was titled Le Voyage dans la Lune, made in 1902
Galileo Galilei, 1564 to 1642. "Italian natural philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician
... his discoveries with the telescope revolutionized astronomy and paved the way for the acceptance of the Copernican heliocentric system,
but his advocacy of that system eventually resulted in an Inquisition process against him." — britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/224058/Galileo
Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473 to 1543,
"proposed that the planets have the Sun as the fixed point to which their motions are to be referred;
that the Earth is a planet which, besides orbiting the Sun annually, also turns once daily on its own axis;
and that very slow, long-term changes in the direction of this axis account for the precession of the equinoxes.
This representation of the heavens is usually called the heliocentric, or 'Sun-centred' system ..."
How long is forever? 15 billion years?
These Forever Stamps, courtesy of USPS, commemorate building a nation in our little slice of time, on the strength of labor.
Some of these images are attributed to Lewis Wickes Hine ( 1874 to 1940 ) who is quoted as saying,
"There are two things I wanted to do. I wanted to show the things that had to be corrected. I wanted to show the things that had to be appreciated."
"Kepler-186f resides in the Kepler-186 system, about 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.
The system is also home to four companion planets, which orbit a star half the size and mass of our sun.
The star is classified as an M dwarf, or red dwarf, a class of stars that makes up 70 percent of the stars in the Milky Way galaxy."
Bill Diggs, long term ARUFON member,
Unidentified Flying Camaro spotted by amateur astronomers