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the largest picture ever taken…

Published on YouTube by daveachuk, Jan 6, 2015
First & Last photo by Cory Poole: https://www.facebook.com/CoryPoolePho…
Music is ‘Koda – The Last Stand’ from Silk…
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Super-high resolution image of Andromeda from Hubble (NASA/ESA): http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/…

space photos to put your life in perspective…

0105-4x5color.aiThis is a NASA photo of the Horsehead Nebula. To see 26 other spectacular NASA photos from 2013, click here.

the sun’s magnetic field about to flip…

Apparently this happens about every 11 years. It’s amazing that it doesn’t turn everything on earth topsy-turvy. For more information, check out Space.com.

 

our pale blue dot…

a musical trip in space…

horsehead nebula…

Hubble Telescope Snaps Stunning Nebula Photo for 23rd Birthday

by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer*
Date: 19 April 2013 Time: 11:27 AM ET
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This new Hubble image, captured and released to celebrate the telescope’s 23rd year in orbit, shows part of the sky in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter). Rising like a giant seahorse from turbulent waves of dust and gas is the Horsehead Nebula, otherwise known as Barnard 33. Image released April 19, 2013.
CREDIT: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)
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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a spectacular new image of an iconic nebula to celebrate its 23 years of peering deep into the heavens.

The Hubble observatory, which launched on April 24, 1990, captured the Horsehead Nebula in infrared light, peering through obscuring veils of dust to reveal the object’s hidden features.

“The result is a rather ethereal and fragile-looking structure, made of delicate folds of gas — very different to the nebula’s appearance in visible light,” mission officials wrote in an image description today (April 19). The new observations allowed astronomers to create a dazzling video of the Horsehead Nebula based on Hubble’s photos.

*from Space.com

the sun in all its glory…

NASA released a time-lapse video of the sun showing three years’ solar activity in two minutes. The images are the latest from a project started in 2010 by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Photo: NASA

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