#Repost @darshanhs with @get_repost ・・・ One of the Timelapse video of the aurora storm we witnessed in Fairbanks #aurora #auroraborealis #earthinfocus #nikon #nikond850 #tamron1530 #tamron #longexposure #longexposureshots #astrophotography #nightphotography #starsphotography #alaska #visitalaska #fairbanksalaska #fairbanks #fairbanksphotographer @oceana @naturethroughcamera_ntc #earthinfocus #photofest #ntc_feature #ntc_natwild #earthcapture #withmytamron
#Repost @explorenasa with @get_repost ・・・ This is the first image ever taken of Earth from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd martian day, or sol, of its mission. The image is a mosaic of images taken by the rover's navigation camera showing a broad view of the sky, and an image taken by the rover's panoramic camera of Earth. The contrast in the panoramic camera image was increased two times to make Earth easier to see. The inset shows a combination of four panoramic camera images zoomed in on Earth. The arrow points to Earth. Earth was too faint to be detected in images taken with the panoramic camera's color filters. Credit: NASA/JPL #nasa #earth #mars #space #science #exploration #solarsystem #youarehere
Orion Rising over Brazil Image Credit & Copyright: Carlos Fairbairn Explanation: Have you seen #Orion lately? The next few months will be the best for seeing this familiar constellation as it rises continually earlier in the night. However, Orion's stars and nebulas won't look quite as colorful to the eye as they do in this fantastic camera image. In the featured image, Orion was captured by camera showing its full colors last month over a Brazilian copal tree from Brazil's Central-West Region. Here the cool red giant Betelgeuse takes on a strong orange hue as the brightest star on the far left. Otherwise, Orion's hot blue stars are numerous, with supergiant Rigel balancing Betelgeuse at the upper right, Bellatrix at the upper left, and Saiph at the lower right. Lined up in Orion's belt (bottom to top) are Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka all about 1,500 light-years away, born of the constellation's well studied interstellar clouds. And if a "star" toward the upper right Orion's sword looks reddish and fuzzy to you, it should. It's the stellar nursery known as the Great Nebula of Orion.
#Repost @nasasolarsystem with @get_repost ・・・ Re-post from NASA History on Twitter: 42 years ago, Voyager I captured this historic image—the first time the Earth and Moon had been photographed in the same frame. 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth, the spacecraft was directly above Mt. Everest at the time. #NASA #space #Earth #Moon
#Repost @nasasolarsystem with @get_repost ・・・ Unaware he would eventually be responsible for countless Star Wars jokes, 230 years ago today astronomer William Herschel discovered Saturn’s moon Mimas. Yes, it IS a moon. We checked. Mimas is about 129 miles (207 kilometers) wide, and made almost entirely of water ice. Its most famous crater is called Herschel, and resulted from an impact that probably nearly shattered the tiny world. Meet Mimas: go to go.nasa.gov/30mk5nv or go to the link in our bio and search "Mimas". The second image is Mimas in context. (That’s it next to the rings.) See more Cassini images of Mimas and Saturn’s other moons the link in our bio. #NASA #space #science #nature #Saturn
#Repost @maltadolphin with @get_repost ・・・ The moon as it rose this evening. Gorgeous. Had to take a photo with my humble amateur but super efficient Nikon. No telescope involved! Love this round beauty hanging in the sky 🌛. . #moonrise #moon #beautyinthesky #moonbathe #astronomy #love #space #spaceman #rocketman #tesla #universe #redmoon #nikoncoolpix #nikonphotography #bestpics #notjustaprettyface #theresmore #neverjudgeabookbyitscover
IC 1805: The Heart Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: Bray Falls Explanation: What energizes the Heart Nebula? First, the large emission nebula dubbed IC 1805 looks, in whole, like a human heart. The nebula glows brightly in red light emitted by its most prominent element: hydrogen. The red glow and the larger shape are all powered by a small group of stars near the nebula's center. In the center of the Heart Nebula are young stars from the open star cluster Melotte 15 that are eroding away several picturesque dust pillars with their energetic light and winds. The open cluster of stars contains a few bright #stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, many dim stars only a fraction of the mass of our Sun, and an absent microquasar that was expelled millions of years ago. The Heart #Nebula is located about 7,500 light years away toward the constellation of Cassiopeia. Coincidentally, a small meteor was captured in the foreground during imaging and is visible above the dust pillars. At the top right is the companion Fishhead Nebula.
#Repost @nasa with @get_repost ・・・ What remains after a star explodes 💥 ? A brightly glowing field of debris, expanding outward into space. This supernova remnant, Cassiopeia A or Cas A, was imaged by our Chandra X-ray Observatory (@nasachandraxray). It's located about 11,000 light years from Earth and was also featured in Chandra's "first light" image at the start of the mission in 1999. This recent study of Cas A adds to a long collection of Chandra discoveries over the course of the telescope’s 20 years. In addition to finding the central neutron star, Chandra data have revealed the distribution of elements essential for life ejected by the explosion, clues about the details of how the star exploded, and much more. Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/RIKEN/T. Sato et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI #supernova #universe #cassiopeia #nebula