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Dawn of a galactic collision [heic1720]

esa science news - Mon, 2018-01-08 11:52
A riot of colour and light dances through this peculiarly shaped galaxy, NGC 5256. Its smoke-like plumes are flung out in all directions and the bright core illuminates the chaotic regions of gas and dust swirling through the galaxy's centre. Its odd structure is due to the fact that this is not one galaxy, but two – in the process of a galactic collision.
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Gaia's view of our galactic neighbours

esa science news - Mon, 2018-01-08 11:52
Measuring the positions and motions of more than a billion stars, ESA's Gaia mission will refine our knowledge about our place in the Universe, providing the best ever star chart of our Milky Way and its neighbouring galaxies.
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Giant storms cause palpitations in Saturn's atmospheric heartbeat

esa science news - Mon, 2018-01-08 11:52
Immense northern storms on Saturn can disturb atmospheric patterns at the planet's equator, finds the international Cassini mission. This effect is also seen in Earth's atmosphere, suggesting the two planets are more alike than previously thought.
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Green light for continued operations of ESA science missions

esa science news - Mon, 2018-01-08 11:52
ESA's Science Programme Committee (SPC) has approved indicative extensions, up to 2019-2020, for the operation of eight scientific missions.
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Herschel data links mysterious quasar winds to furious starbursts

esa science news - Mon, 2018-01-08 11:52
Astronomers have used ESA's Herschel Space Observatory to solve a decades-old mystery about the origin of powerful cool gas winds in the hot environs of quasars. The evidence linking these powerful winds to star formation in the quasar host galaxies may also help resolve the mystery of why the size of galaxies in the Universe appears to be capped.
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Cosmic Vision M4 candidate missions: presentation event

esa science news - Mon, 2018-01-08 11:52
ARIEL, THOR, and XIPE, the three candidates for the M4 medium-class mission in ESA's Science Programme, will be presented to the science community at a special event in Paris on 3 July 2017. The deadline to register for this event is 10 June.
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ESA identifies new science ideas for future space missions

esa science news - Mon, 2018-01-08 11:52
Last year, ESA called on the scientific community to propose new and innovative science ideas that could be relevant for future space missions within the Science Programme. From the proposals that were received three key areas of interest have been selected for further investigation.
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Supermoon 2018

flickr astronomy - Mon, 2018-01-08 09:21

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Image taken from page 403 of 'Orient Line Guide ... Fourth edition, revised, with maps and plans. Edited .. by W. J. L'

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Image taken from page 403 of 'Orient Line Guide ... Fourth edition, revised, with maps and plans. Edited .. by W. J. L'

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Title: "Orient Line Guide ... Fourth edition, revised, with maps and plans. Edited .. by W. J. L"
Author: LOFTIE, William John.
Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 10026.f.13."
Page: 403
Place of Publishing: London
Date of Publishing: 1890
Publisher: Sampson Low & Co.
Issuance: monographic
Identifier: 002212569

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Single tree space background

flickr astronomy - Mon, 2018-01-08 08:27

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Single tree space background

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Clouds of Andromeda

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Clouds of Andromeda

What are those red clouds surrounding the Andromeda galaxy? This galaxy, M31, is often imaged by planet Earth-based astronomers. As the nearest large spiral galaxy, it is a familiar sight with dark dust lanes, bright yellowish core, and spiral arms traced by clouds of bright blue stars. A mosaic of well-exposed broad and narrow-band image data, this colorful portrait of our neighboring island universe offers strikingly unfamiliar features though, faint reddish clouds of glowing ionized hydrogen gas in the same wide field of view. These ionized hydrogen clouds surely lie in the foreground of the scene, well within our Milky Way Galaxy. They are likely associated with the pervasive, dusty interstellar cirrus clouds scattered hundreds of light-years above our own galactic plane. via NASA go.nasa.gov/2mbN8ce

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UFO Robot Grendizer Tin Wind-Up ( Popy 1970's )

flickr ufo - Mon, 2018-01-08 06:44

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UFO Robot Grendizer Tin Wind-Up ( Popy 1970's )

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UFO Robot Grendizer Tin Wind-Up ( Popy 1970's )

flickr ufo - Mon, 2018-01-08 06:44

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UFO Robot Grendizer Tin Wind-Up ( Popy 1970's )

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UFO Robot Grendizer Tin Wind-Up ( Popy 1970's )

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UFO Robot Grendizer Tin Wind-Up ( Popy 1970's )

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A Tether in Space

flickr astronomy - Mon, 2018-01-08 06:14

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A Tether in Space

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Saddleback Observatory

flickr astronomy - Mon, 2018-01-08 04:59

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Saddleback Observatory

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3 January 2018

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3 January 2018

EARTH & SKY Photo taken by Igor Hoogerwerf - Location: University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. For some stunning Earth & Sky time-lapse animations, please refer to Earth & Sky Limited Partnership on You Tube.

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