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Serpent Stars

Serpent and Stars Serpent petroglyph found in the San Rafael Swell of east central Utah. Very little has changed at this spot since the petroglyphs here were first painted some years ago. The serpent, rock face and Milky Way look now much as they did then

Marte: paesaggi alieni e affascinanti - Focus.it

This image, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shows the western side of an elongated pit depression in eastern Noctis Labyrinthus. Along the pit's upper wall is a light-toned layered deposit.

Backyard astronomy infographic

Take this sky tour infographic with you and the next time your out at night take a few minutes to conduct a tour of the circumpolar constellations. finding the north star and how to identify the constellations along with some astronomy facts and folklore.

The Sombrero Galaxy, named after its resemblance to the Mexican hat, is 28 million light-years away from Earth. At the center of this galaxy, a black hole is believed to exist that is 1 billion times larger than our sun.

Moab, Utah: Wolf Cabin Petroglyphs

Wolfe Cabin Petroglyphs, Arches National Park on the way up to Delicate Arch, Photo Credit: Moab Area Travel Council

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An class solar flare flashes on the edge of the sun on May This image was ca.

Solar eclipse and Milky Way seen from international space station.

The Solar Eclipse from Space. This is by far the most amazing image you’ll see all week. While we did see some great images of Sunday’s ring of fire eclipse from Earth, nothing can match this amazing shot taken from space.

Criações de Deus: Galáxia

Entering the Realm of Infinite Possibility.

NGC 3190 is a spiral galaxy with tightly wound arms and lying in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel in NGC 3190 is member of Hickson 44 galaxy group, estimated at around 80 million light years and consisting of four

We travelers, walking to the sun, can't see Ahead, but looking back the very light that blinded us shows us the way we came, Along which blessings now appear, risen As if from sightlessness to sight, and we, By blessing brightly lit, keep going toward That blessed light that yet to us is dark. ~ Wendell berry, Given ~ Image "Llight in the forest" by Andrey Jitkov

I really love the lighting in this photo as it gives a lovely almost vintage glow to the image making the forest look like a warm natural welcoming place.

This image, which was released December 11th, shows “ulta luminous X-ray sources”, or ULX’s, exploding from spiral galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2136 as they brush past one another.

Dear Universe: You've really outdone yourself with this impressive, dynamic light display of NGC 2207 and IC 2163 colliding 130 million light years away.

Ummmm

Here is a collection of 24 fascinating thoughts about the universe that will make you pause and reflect. Books on Thoughts About the Universe amzn_assoc_p

so surreal looking

an ordinary photo made magical by the magic of Photoshop (I think) . or maybe painted photo. I got it, color photo of space layered with trees!

Photo taken in New Zealand during the Southern Lig

New Zealand during the Southern Lights. Called the southern lights, or aurora australis, it's the southern cousin to the aurora borealis and can best be seen from the most southern of landmasses, such as Tasmania, New Zealand and Antarctica.

Great Barrier Reef in Australie  - © Digital Globe

This is a satellite image of The Great Barrier Reef, Australia, collected on April (Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images)

Floating just below the surface of the water near Italy's Mt. Vesuvius, an octopus suns its head lump in this National Geographic Picture of the Day.

Octopus, Italy Photograph by Pasquale Vassallo Despite the strong human presence on the coast, an octopus is curious about snow-covered Vesuvius. (This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.

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