Notes: 2 / 1 year ago
Some planetary nebulae, imaged by the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Notes: 2 / 2 years ago
Curiosity’s landing shot by MRO… space paparazzi.
Notes: 3 / 2 years ago
Venus approaching the exit of its solar transit. Sun’s color courtesy of the radio telescope set up with a particular filter that translates to this very nice purple in the visual spectrum. Mauna Kea, HI.
Notes: 4 / 2 years ago
Screencap of ultraviolet-spectrum video capture of solar prominences behind Venus as it crosses in front of the sun. Note that UV light is being scattered *around* Venus, hence its apparent translucence.
2 years ago
Just shy of 2:30pm Hawaii, Mauna Kea observatory.
Notes: 16 / 2 years ago
from ginzilla (originally from lookaroundforinspiration)
The universe is cool as shit, dudes and dudettes.
April 24, 2012. The infrared vision of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that the Sombrero galaxy, named after its appearance’s similarity in visible light to a wide-brimmed hat, is in fact two galaxies in one according to NASA.