Stars in the eyes of astronauts and cosmonauts living and working in space for the benefit of all on Earth. Photograph from the International Space Station, their home away from our home planet, 30 January 2014. Credit: NASA
A beautifully animated description of what we know about the creation of the Universe, so far.
We can see most of the how, though who knows how long this can last. Does the universe build in enough time for the beings that study it, to reveal why it happened? We’ll see I guess. :D
Pusheen the cat making some chemistry.
That cat is not wearing safety goggles, he hasn’t even bothered to clean up that spilled solvent, and he is holding that Erlenmeyer flask way to close to his face.
Pusheen the Cat, more like Pusheen the limits of lab safety
|—||Richard P. Feynman (via observando)|
An exciting year if you are planning a vacation outside of our solar system.
Cover, Title Page and Six Plates from Atlas Photographique de la Lune, L’Observatoire de Paris, (1899)
On March 3, 1972, NASA launched the Pioneer 10 space probe on a mission to explore faraway Jupiter. It would later become the first man-made object to leave the Solar System.
Milky Way rises in the eastern sky before dawn on Feb. 4, 2014, Yunnan Province, southwestern China.
Image by: Astrophotographer Jeff Dai
Image from: space.com
Computer reconstruction of Neil Armstrong’s view out the Lunar Module on Apollo 11, 520 feet above the lunar surface just as he transferred from automatic control to semi-manual “attitude hold” (note his hand reaching for the switch), to fly the vehicle past West crater (visible out the window) to a smooth area for landing. (via Exo Cruiser)
Source Region for Possible Europa Plumes
This reprojection of the official USGS basemap of Jupiter’s moon Europa is centered at the estimated source region for potential water vapor plumes that might have been detected using the Hubble Space Telescope. The view is centered at -65 degrees latitude, 183 degrees longitude. In addition to the plume source region, the image also shows the hemisphere of Europa that might be affected by plume deposits. This map is composed of images from NASA’s Galileo and Voyager missions. The black region near the south pole results from gaps in imaging coverage. > Read more Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute