Monthly Archives: February 2015

A GHOST IN A GALAXY OF BILLIONS

Image Credit & Copyright: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF) This image is of planetary nebula HDW-3 and it’s a highly evolved, ancient planetary nebula in the constellation Perseus. The faint appearance is due … Continue reading

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VLA Startrails

Image Credit & Copyright: Mike Ince. What a beautiful sight. A classic set of polar startrails over a single element of one of the most iconic ground based telescopes on Earth, the Very Large Array (VLA) on the plains of … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 to Launch New Tech on Sunday

Image Credit & Copyright: SpaceX. LAUNCH ALERT: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 22:49 EST (03:49 UTC on the 2nd) a SpaceX Falcon 9, version 1.1 rocket will be launching from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Space Launch Complex … Continue reading

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EARTH AS A HAVEN FOR LIFE?!

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA of Expedition 24 crew member Tracy Caldwell reflecting upon the Earth from the Cupola window onboard the ISS. I was having a conversation with someone a few weeks back and we were discussing the fragility … Continue reading

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NGC 6503: The Lone Wanderer

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope Located 17 million light years away in the constellation Draco (The Dragon) is this beautifully active galaxy cataloged as NGC 6503. Vast regions of orange (usually pink but unusual filters were used) … Continue reading

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BROKEN HEARTED NGC 922

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 150 million light years away lies the remains of a cosmic murder. It appears that as we see it, NGC 922 here was (Cue the Bon Jovi music) shot through the heart … Continue reading

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John Glenn & Mercury-Atlas 6,

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA. John Herschel Glenn Jr was born on July 18, 1921 and grew up in the town of New Concord, Ohio which at the time boasted a population of 2,650. On December 7, 1941 like those … Continue reading

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