Monthly Archives: June 2013

NASA; KENNEDY SPACE CENTER AND SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS WELCOME YOU LITERALLY, WITH OPEN ARMS…….

NASA; KENNEDY SPACE CENTER AND SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS WELCOME YOU LITERALLY, WITH OPEN ARMS……. Photo By: John Raoux / AP (links and a video below). The now retired OV-104 Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center officially opened … Continue reading

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THE CALIFORNIA NEBULA IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT.

THE CALIFORNIA NEBULA IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT. Photo By: Bob Franke of Focal Pointe Observatory: http://bf-astro.com/index.htm This photo is of the beautiful and famous NGC 1499 or as its known; the California Nebula and its floodlight Menkhib. An emission nebula … Continue reading

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NGC 1316 (Fornax A) IS MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER UGLY FACE……IT’S SIGNALING US.

NGC 1316 (Fornax A) IS MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER UGLY FACE……IT’S SIGNALING US. Photo By: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (Links below). This will be a 2 part series highlighting NGC 1316 or Fornax A, the 4th brightest radio galaxy known. … Continue reading

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IN HONOR OF MY NEW ADDITION, LET’S TAKE A TOUR OF IC1848, THE SOUL NEBULA.

IN HONOR OF MY NEW ADDITION, LET’S TAKE A TOUR OF IC1848, THE SOUL NEBULA. Photo By: Steven Coates of http://coatesastrophotography.com/ Before I begin please allow me to take a moment to thank every one of you who commented and … Continue reading

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WE ALL KNOW ABOUT STONEHENGE, BUT WHAT ABOUT…..MANHATTANHENGE?!!

WE ALL KNOW ABOUT STONEHENGE, BUT WHAT ABOUT…..MANHATTANHENGE?!! Photo By: http://www.flickr.com/photos/felstone/sets/ Yet another naked eye event involving our nearest star, this is called Manhattanhenge and it occurs twice a year through the streets of New York City. One just happened … Continue reading

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KITT PEAK AND A HORIZON OF SURPRISES.

KITT PEAK AND A HORIZON OF SURPRISES. Photo By: Dean Salman http://www.ccdimages.com/ Besides the beautiful Kitt Peak Observatory, does anyone have any idea as to what they see on the horizon? Well, it’s our next naked eye astronomical event and … Continue reading

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GREEN WORLD – THE AURORA BOREALIS

GREEN WORLD – THE AURORA BOREALIS Photo By: Arild Heitmann http://www.arildheitmann.com/ This incredible photo of the Aurora Borealis is dubbed “Green World”. Ok yesterday we covered shadows caused by sunsets/sunrises interacting with Earth objects. Today, for the second celestial event … Continue reading

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