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Praise ye him, O sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars and light.

I was struck today by the image of a galaxy posted at Astronomy Pic of the Day.
On the full screen it is amazing. Click it.

Note other galaxies in the background.
Sometimes I consider why the visible cosmos is so large, involving … Continue reading

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Beauty break

Wow…
From Astronomy Pic of the Day: Explanation: Above this boreal landscape, the arc of the Milky Way and shimmering aurorae flow through the night. Like an echo, below them lies Iceland’s spectacular Godafoss, the Waterfall of the Gods. Shining just … Continue reading

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A Titanic Fata Morgana

By now most of you know that today was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic.
Astronomy Pic of the Day, which isn’t limited to covering things celestial, has a photo of a very curious natural phenomenon which is … Continue reading

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Another view

From Astronomy Pic of the Day:

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The fruits of fixation!

Just. Too. Cool.

From Astronomy Pic of the Day comes this very cool photo.
What’s going on?
Here is part of their very cool description:
From solstice to solstice, this six month long exposure compresses time from the 21st of June till the 21st … Continue reading

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CRABBY ALERT!

I am not saying Post hoc ergo propter hoc, but… you decide.
“DANGER! CRABBY LIBERALS! DANGER!”

There was a photo on Astronomy Pic of the Day:

Just before the release of Universae Ecclesiae there was a flare from … Continue reading

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Star trails

Another way to star gaze, from Astronomy Pic of the Day.

Sky in motion from Chris Kotsiopoulos on Vimeo.

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Shooting the Moon

This is simply too cool not to share.
After voting for WDTPRS (which will take about 5 seconds) take a look at this.
This from Astronomy Pic of the Day.
About 1,300 images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft’s wide angle camera were … Continue reading

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