Monthly Archives: May 2015

Asterisms in the Dark Maine Skies

Image Credit & Copyright: Aaron Priest. Alright hikers of the northeast, where’s this image?  This sight is pure heaven to Appalachian Trail hikers (unless you started here I suppose).  That’s right; it’s the view you see of Mt. Katahdin in … Continue reading

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Glowing Eye of the Doomed

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope & the Hubble Heritage Team. 6,500 light years away in the constellation Aquila (The Eagle) is NGC 6751; a star whose life has finally met its end. Stars to some extent can … Continue reading

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Red Heart of the Scorpion on the Horizon

Image Credit & Copyright: Jared Blash. This image comes to us from Jared Blash and it was taken under the dark skies of Maine’s jagged coastline.  The Milky Way galaxy in this image stands tall like a pillar as the … Continue reading

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ISS & Moon Bid Atlantis Farewell

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA. As promised on Instagram, here’s that incredible image of STS-132 undocking with the stunning visual of the International Space Station (ISS) and the Moon beyond Atlantis’s tail.  Note in this image that even at this … Continue reading

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Like Never Seen Before

Image & Video Credit & Copyright: NASA & Roscosmos. May 23, 2011; As Soyuz TMA-20 undocked from the ISS to return the crew of Expedition 27 home to Earth they captured for the first time, a Space Shuttle (STS-134 Endeavour) … Continue reading

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Vela Supernova Remnant (Zoom)

Images Credit & Copyright: Credit is displayed with the individual images with links to all at the bottom of the post. The Vela Supernova Remnant is one of the truly awe inspiring locations in the southern sky. Being very large … Continue reading

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Ariane 5 Dual Payload Launch Next Week

Image Credit & Copyright: Arianespace launch of Ariane5 VA-215.  Live streaming links below. LAUNCH ALERT: Wednesday, May 27 at 21:16 UTC (17:16 EDT) Arianespace will be launching the massive and beautiful Ariane 5 ECA Rocket (designated Flight VA223) with a … Continue reading

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