Monthly Archives: August 2014

VERY LARGE TELESCOPE SEES A DIAMOND IN THE SKY

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT). This beautiful catch is from the ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in the Atacama Desert of Chile and it shows a beautiful chance alignment in the southern constellation … Continue reading

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THE SCORPIONS STING

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) La Silla. At a distance of 800 light years, were fairly safe from the venomous sting of Scorpius.  That being said, this predatory arthropod that nests near the core of the galaxy … Continue reading

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THE VERY LARGE TELESCOPE GETS VERY DETAILED WITH PLANETARY NEBULA IC1295

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO). There’s a ghost near the heart of the galaxy.  This planetary nebula cataloged as IC 1295 resides a in the constellation Scutum (The Shield) roughly 3300 light years away.  Though there have … Continue reading

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MILKY TRAILS LIGHT THE NIGHT

Image Credit & Copyright: Chris Cramer. Here’s a great set of startrails captured from an opening in the treeline at Great Basin National Park, Nevada.  What I really love about this image is what isn’t there at all; foreground lighting.  … Continue reading

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COMET TO GIVE MARS A CLOSE SHAVE THIS OCTOBER

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL Maybe Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring thinks Mars is a giant pumpkin careening around the Sun just in time for Halloween or maybe it’s just a near miss event set to occur on October 19, … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER SEES TWO NEW VISITORS ARRIVING AT MARS

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA. Mars is a tough competitor.  The list of failed missions to Mars is significantly longer than the list of successful missions and currently only NASA, Russia and the European Space Agency (ESA) have logged successful … Continue reading

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CAMPING UNDER THE MILKY WAY

Image Credit & Copyright: Cory Schmitz. This image was captured by Cory Schmitz while camping 3,100 m (10,170 ft.) above sea level, near the lip of Tegula/Thekula falls and roughly 10 m (33 ft.) from the edge of one of … Continue reading

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