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science-junkie:

NGC 4038, NGC 4039: The Antennae Galaxies.

Credit: ESO

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tabletopwhale:

I made an animated infographic about muscles! You can check out the full version here or get the poster here :)

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scienceisbeauty:

Computer model of a Bose-Einstein condensate showing the wave-like structure of atoms near absolute zero.

Source: Cold Atom Lab (NASA Scientific Visualization Studio)

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Aug,18th
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scienceisbeauty:

BAT: The Buoyant Airborne Turbine by Altaeros Energies.

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afro-dominicano:

NGC 2070 (30 Doradus, The Tarantula Nebula) in Dorado

In HaLRGB and Ha filters, and an annotated version.

The Tarantula Nebula (also known as 30 Doradus, or NGC 2070) is an H II region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

The Tarantula Nebula has an apparent magnitude of 8. Considering its distance of about 49 kpc (160 000 light years), this is an extremely luminous non-stellar object. Its luminosity is so great that if it were as close to Earth as the Orion Nebula, the Tarantula Nebula would cast shadows. In fact, it is the most active starburst region known in the Local Group of galaxies.

It is also the largest such region in the Local Group with an estimated diameter of 200 pc. The nebula resides on the leading edge of the LMC, where ram pressure stripping, and the compression of the interstellar medium likely resulting from this, is at a maximum.

At its core lies the compact star cluster R136 (approximate diameter 35 light years) that produces most of the energy that makes the nebula visible. The estimated mass of the cluster is 450 000 solar masses, suggesting it will likely become a globular cluster in the future.

© Velimir Popov, Emil Ivanov

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wolverxne:

Typhoon Neoguri (NASA, International Space Station, 07/07/14)  by : { Marshall Space Flight Center }

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humanoidhistory:

Elliptical Galaxy Centaurus A — From NASA/APOD: “What’s happened to the center of this galaxy? Unusual and dramatic dust lanes run across the center of elliptical galaxy Centaurus A. These dust lanes are so thick they almost completely obscure the galaxy’s center in visible light. This is particularly unusual as Cen A’s red stars and round shape are characteristic of a giant elliptical galaxy, a galaxy type usually low in dark dust. Cen A, also known as NGC 5128, is also unusual compared to an average elliptical galaxy because it contains a higher proportion of young blue stars and is a very strong source of radio emission. Evidence indicates that Cen A is likely the result of the collision of two normal galaxies. During the collision, many young stars were formed, but details of the creation of Cen A’s unusual dust belts are still being researched. Cen A lies only 13 million light years away, making it the closest active galaxy. Cen A, pictured above, spans 60,000 light years and can be seen with binoculars toward the constellation of Centaurus.” Image credit: Roberto Colombari.

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Aug,18th
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The Space Shuttle Columbia hitches a ride on a 747 flight from Palmdale, California to Cape Canaveral on March 1, 2001.

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mirekulous:

Aerial view of Sacsayhuaman, Cuzco, Peru…

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mirekulous:

Giant Buddhas foot… Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore.

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