1. n-a-s-a:

The Trifid Nebula, M20 (upper left, NE) and the open star cluster M21 (lower right, SW), are close enough together on the sky that they both appear in this wide-field, 51 arc minute square picture taken with the Burrell Schmidt telescope of Case Western Reserve University’s Warner and Swasey Observatory located on Kitt Peak, near Tucson, Arizona. (via M20/M21)

    n-a-s-a:

    The Trifid Nebula, M20 (upper left, NE) and the open star cluster M21 (lower right, SW), are close enough together on the sky that they both appear in this wide-field, 51 arc minute square picture taken with the Burrell Schmidt telescope of Case Western Reserve University’s Warner and Swasey Observatory located on Kitt Peak, near Tucson, Arizona. (via M20/M21)

    (via dendroica)

  2. dendroica:

A quintet of Saturn’s moons come together in the Cassini spacecraft’s field of view. Janus (179 km, or 111 miles across) is on the far left. Pandora (81 km, or 50 miles across) orbits between the A ring and the thin F ring near the middle of the image. Brightly reflective Enceladus (504 km, or 313 miles across) appears above the centre of the image. Saturn’s second largest moon, Rhea (1,528 km, or 949 miles across), is bisected by the right edge of the image. The smaller moon Mimas (396 km, or 246 miles across) can be seen beyond Rhea also on the right side of the image. Picture: REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute (via Pictures of the day: 23 September 2011 - Telegraph)

    dendroica:

    A quintet of Saturn’s moons come together in the Cassini spacecraft’s field of view. Janus (179 km, or 111 miles across) is on the far left. Pandora (81 km, or 50 miles across) orbits between the A ring and the thin F ring near the middle of the image. Brightly reflective Enceladus (504 km, or 313 miles across) appears above the centre of the image. Saturn’s second largest moon, Rhea (1,528 km, or 949 miles across), is bisected by the right edge of the image. The smaller moon Mimas (396 km, or 246 miles across) can be seen beyond Rhea also on the right side of the image. Picture: REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute (via Pictures of the day: 23 September 2011 - Telegraph)

  3. Composite Image of Jupiter Storms (via HubbleSite)
  4. curioos-arts:

Alex Cherry (USA) - http://cur.im/hhy0CF

    curioos-arts:

    Alex Cherry (USA) - http://cur.im/hhy0CF

    (Source: curioos-arts, via brexians)

  5. curioos-arts:

Eibatova Karina (Russia) - http://cur.im/fnjTx8

    curioos-arts:

    Eibatova Karina (Russia) - http://cur.im/fnjTx8

    (Source: curioos-arts, via brexians)

  6. Orion Nebula (via Astrophoto: A Mexican Orion)

    Orion Nebula (via Astrophoto: A Mexican Orion)

  7. chefbesh:

A shot from the space station, taken a few years back, of the aurora borealis. 

    chefbesh:

    A shot from the space station, taken a few years back, of the aurora borealis. 

    (via ivanfilios)

  8. nevver:

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