marykatewiles
ingeniousnonsense:

asktheteamofscientists:

shityo:

morefunthanbeingsad:

physicsphysics:

An interesting model of our solar system’s path as it travels through space in the Milky Way.
Certainly a departure from usual models that show the Sun as a static object, which it certainly isn’t

I had no idea this was happening. Where are we going?

To fuck some shit up

nyoom

"What is that??"
"It’s where you’ve been this whole time." 

ingeniousnonsense:

asktheteamofscientists:

shityo:

morefunthanbeingsad:

physicsphysics:

An interesting model of our solar system’s path as it travels through space in the Milky Way.

Certainly a departure from usual models that show the Sun as a static object, which it certainly isn’t

I had no idea this was happening. Where are we going?

To fuck some shit up

nyoom

"What is that??"

"It’s where you’ve been this whole time." 

generalbriefing

myampgoesto11:

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 Competition Shortlist

Run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Sky at Night Magazine.

The 2013 shortlist was chosen from a record number of over 1,200 entries from amateurs and professional photographers from around the globe, with all entries to the competition were submitted via a dedicated Flickr group .

Click the link to see the full list and more info on each entry

via Huffpost Tech UK

gloriatraveler

sagansense:

A New View of the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula

The Elephant’s Trunk nebula, formally known as IC1396A, is a cloud of gas and dust located 2400 light years from Earth in the constellation Cepheus. The Elephant Trunk is part of a larger region of ionized gas illuminated by a nearby massive O-type star (located outside the image to the left). Radiation and winds from this hot star compress and ionize the edges of cloud, resulting in the bright “ionization fronts” seen in this image.

Young stars at very different stages of formation have been found both within and just outside the Elephant’s Trunk. Very young protostars, still accreting material from the surrounding nebula, are located inside the cloud, while fully formed stars have been found just in front of the ionization edges. This suggests that star formation has been proceeding sequentially through the cloud as a result of the ‘triggering’ effects of the hot star (Barentsen, 2011). On the order of 5% of the mass of gas and dust in the cloud has already been turned into protostars (Reach, 2004), and the process is continuing today.

(You must see this in full res, here)

Image credit: Nick Wright (University of Hertfordshire, SAO), Geert Barentsen (University of Hertfordshire, Armagh Observatory

via stellar-indulgence

lastknownwriter-deactivated2013
kenobi-wan-obi:


The bright summer Milky Way from Scorpius to Sagittarius and Aquila appear over rocks and sand pipe formations of Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah, USA.
Also notable in the sky are banded green patches which are airglow; natural emission of the Earth upper atmosphere which is generally faint in the visible lights.

Kodachrome Milky Way by Wally Pacholka

kenobi-wan-obi:

The bright summer Milky Way from Scorpius to Sagittarius and Aquila appear over rocks and sand pipe formations of Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah, USA.

Also notable in the sky are banded green patches which are airglow; natural emission of the Earth upper atmosphere which is generally faint in the visible lights.

Kodachrome Milky Way by Wally Pacholka