I mean some of these are pretty amazing
― calstars, Thursday, 13 January 2011 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink
― calstars, Thursday, 13 January 2011 22:51 (2 years ago) Permalink
"This cloud of interstellar dust cannot be seen directly in visible light, but WISE's detectors observed the nebula at infrared wavelengths...Reflection nebulae are of interest to astronomers because they are often the sites of new star formation. "
This is blowing my mind...new stars are forming and we can't even see that shit
― calstars, Thursday, 13 January 2011 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink
― buildings with goats on the roof (James Morrison), Friday, 14 January 2011 00:51 (2 years ago) Permalink
― obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 14 January 2011 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink
i was v into this one yesterday - montreal at night
Not a photo, but a video of COMET LOVEJOY
International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank captured spectacular imagery of Comet Lovejoy as seen from about 240 miles above the Earth’s horizon on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Burbank described seeing the comet as “the most amazing thing I have ever seen in space,” in an interview with WDIV-TV in Detroit.
― La Lechera, Monday, 9 January 2012 16:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
Is anyone listening to the breathy nerd circus going on over @ nasa.gov?
― Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 22:24 (11 months ago) Permalink
Lord no. Muted the feed, just enjoying the video
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 22:29 (11 months ago) Permalink
yeah I loaded some feed, not NASA but maybe using thier feed and had to shut it off, the running commentary was worse than a Simpsons DVD
― Pureed Moods (Trayce), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 22:51 (11 months ago) Permalink
Love the guys up top of Mauna Kea right now but speak into the mike, duders.
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 00:50 (11 months ago) Permalink
gorgeous NASA time lapse footagehttp://vimeo.com/32001208
― zappi, Sunday, 8 July 2012 22:40 (10 months ago) Permalink
― PSOD (Ste), Monday, 9 July 2012 19:17 (10 months ago) Permalink
A Glimmer From a Dark Cosmic Era
With the combined power of NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, as well as a cosmic magnification effect, astronomers have spotted what could be the most distant galaxy ever seen. Light from the primordial galaxy traveled approximately 13.2 billion light-years before reaching NASA's telescopes, shining forth from the so-called cosmic dark ages when the universe was just 3.6 percent of its present age.
Astronomers relied on gravitational lensing to catch sight of the early, distant galaxy. In this phenomenon, predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, the gravity of foreground objects warps and magnifies the light from background objects.
In the big image at left, the many galaxies of a massive cluster called MACS J1149+2223 dominate the scene. Gravitational lensing by the giant cluster brightened the light from the newfound galaxy, known as MACS 1149-JD, some 15 times, bringing the remote object into view.
At upper right, a partial zoom-in shows MACS 1149-JD in more detail, and a deeper zoom appears to the lower right. In these visible and infrared light images from Hubble, MACS 1149-JD looks like a dim, red speck. The small galaxy's starlight has been stretched into longer wavelengths, or "redshifted," by the expansion of the universe. MACS 1149-JD's stars originally emitted the infrared light seen here at much shorter, higher-energy wavelengths, such as ultraviolet.
The far-off galaxy existed within an important era when the universe transformed from a starless expanse during the dark ages to a recognizable cosmos full of galaxies. The discovery of the faint, small galaxy opens a window onto the deepest, remotest epochs of cosmic history.
― Johnny Fever, Friday, 21 September 2012 20:02 (7 months ago) Permalink
damnThe discovery of the faint, small galaxy opens a window onto the deepest, remotest epochs of cosmic history.that's the kind of sentence that sticks with me
― these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Friday, 21 September 2012 20:58 (7 months ago) Permalink
seeing a galaxy as it was 13.2 billion years ago is mind-numbing.
― omar little, Friday, 21 September 2012 21:07 (7 months ago) Permalink
I think I'm going to use that sentence on an exam. It's so deep and so simple (structurally) at the same time.
― these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Friday, 21 September 2012 21:39 (7 months ago) Permalink