Posts tagged space

Posted 3 months ago

m1k3y:

Andromeda Galaxy’s actual size if it was brighter

(Source: twitter.com)

Posted 5 months ago
Posted 6 months ago

basilton:

In the early years of space flight, both Russians and Americans used pencils in space. Unfortunately, pencil lead is made of graphite, a highly conductive material. Snapped graphite leads and particles in zero gravity are hugely problematic, as they will get sucked into the air ventilation or electronic equipment, easily causing shorts or fires in the pure oxygen environment of a capsule.

After the fire in Apollo 1 which killed all the astronauts on board, NASA required a writing instrument that wasn’t a fire hazard. Fisher spent over a million dollars (of his own money) creating a pressurized ball point pen, which NASA bought at $2.95 each. The Russian space program also switched over from pencils shortly after.

40 years later snide morons on the internet still snigger about it, because snide morons on the internet never know what they are talking about.

(Source: yourresidentginger)

Posted 7 months ago

friarpark:

Different Views of the Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372, or Caldwell 92, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars.

Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars.

The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.

Posted 8 months ago
colchrishadfield:

Good Morning! Your perspective part 2; Buzz said “I could actually sense that Neil and I were standing on a sphere”.

colchrishadfield:

Good Morning! Your perspective part 2; Buzz said “I could actually sense that Neil and I were standing on a sphere”.

Posted 9 months ago
Posted 9 months ago
ohscience:

the Small Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy close to the Milky Way
(NatGeo)

ohscience:

the Small Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy close to the Milky Way

(NatGeo)

Posted 9 months ago
Posted 10 months ago
Posted 1 year ago

thefrogman:

Photographed by J-P Metsävainio [website]

[h/t: thespacegoat]

Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
thedeity:

The collision between the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy.

thedeity:

The collision between the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy.

Posted 1 year ago

expose-the-light:

Hubble’s Latest Mind Blowing Cosmic Pictures

Posted 1 year ago

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letter-airy:

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wilwheaton:

aatombomb:

oinonio:

sizzlykins:

This is simply stunning.

Worth downloading chrome just to see this. 

If you can watch this and still believe that an anthropomorphic deity created all of this just for us, then you are a special kind of stupid.

My god, it’s full of stars.

Just…

…okay, wow.

Wow… I swear I could look at this site all day long….

(Source: sassyasscas)

Posted 1 year ago

halorvic:

Stuff’s happening in space - decided to mark a monumental occasion with dumb art.