Astronomy Picture Of the Day

Blog for everybody who loves astronomy. Feel free to ask or submit :)

October 15, 2014 7:52 pm

the-lady-of-mirkwood:

dontknowchev:



What a waste of space.

did you just

(Source: -kokoro, via shersock)

July 7, 2014 3:30 pm
xamity:

naturalisse:

illustratographer:

I took a photo every 2 minutes over the span of about 2 hours at a 20 second exposure and animated it all together! This 2 second loop was the result! 
Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

HOLY FUCK

holy fuck you can actually see how the earth turns by paying attention to the stars

xamity:

naturalisse:

illustratographer:

I took a photo every 2 minutes over the span of about 2 hours at a 20 second exposure and animated it all together! This 2 second loop was the result! 

Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

HOLY FUCK

holy fuck you can actually see how the earth turns by paying attention to the stars

(via stormageddonoddy)

June 12, 2014 5:40 pm 3:18 pm

To believe in a universe as young as six or seven thousand years old is to extinguish the light from most of the galaxy. Not to mention, the light from all the hundred billion other galaxies in the observable universe.

(Source: demoncolbert, via drzagreus)

June 7, 2014 5:40 pm 3:59 pm
astronomicalwonders:

The Whirlpool Galaxy - Sparkling with X-Rays
Nearly a million seconds of observing time with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way glittering with hundreds of X-ray points of light.
This galaxy’s official name is Messier 51 (M51) or NGC 5194, but it  often goes by its nickname of the “Whirlpool Galaxy.” Like the Milky Way, the Whirlpool is a spiral galaxy with spectacular arms of stars and dust. M51 is located about 30 million light years from Earth, and its face-on orientation to Earth gives us a perspective that we can never get of our own spiral galactic home.
By using Chandra, astronomers can peer into the Whirlpool to uncover things that can only be detected in X-rays. In this new composite image, Chandra data are shown in purple. Optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope are red, green, and blue.
Credit: NASA/Hubble/Chandra/Harvard

astronomicalwonders:

The Whirlpool Galaxy - Sparkling with X-Rays

Nearly a million seconds of observing time with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way glittering with hundreds of X-ray points of light.

This galaxy’s official name is Messier 51 (M51) or NGC 5194, but it  often goes by its nickname of the “Whirlpool Galaxy.” Like the Milky Way, the Whirlpool is a spiral galaxy with spectacular arms of stars and dust. M51 is located about 30 million light years from Earth, and its face-on orientation to Earth gives us a perspective that we can never get of our own spiral galactic home.

By using Chandra, astronomers can peer into the Whirlpool to uncover things that can only be detected in X-rays. In this new composite image, Chandra data are shown in purple. Optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope are red, green, and blue.

Credit: NASA/Hubble/Chandra/Harvard

(via nebulakind-moved-deactivated201)

June 3, 2014 10:48 pm
cooolstonerchick:

ayajade:

cxline:

thoselonelyeyes:

fullmoon-unicorn:

the starry sky on the himalayas

CLICK ON THE PIC BRO

So amazing

Holy

Def click da pic

cooolstonerchick:

ayajade:

cxline:

thoselonelyeyes:

fullmoon-unicorn:

the starry sky on the himalayas

CLICK ON THE PIC BRO

So amazing

Holy

Def click da pic

(Source: fullmoonwolves, via almostramona)

May 27, 2014 5:40 pm 4:15 pm

be-there-now-in-a-minute:

I will never get over Sherlock Holmes, on his knees, begging for forgiveness.

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4:14 pm

the-eighth-colour-octarine:

dibbydabby:

plutoisaplanetdammit:

mishasminions:

testosteroneman:

deadpandean:

sourwolf-of-beacon-hills:

jtotheizzoe:

Solar Road Trip

"Mom! Earth threw a satellite at me!!" said all the other planets.

"Mom," Pluto wailed, "Earth is saying I’m not a real planet again!" 

this is cute. 

poor pluto :(

PLUTO PLS

you’ll always be real 

I love how our entire generation all take Pluto not being an official planet anymore as a personal insult

VIVA LA PLUTO

(Source: thegentlemansarmchair)

May 24, 2014 7:38 pm

The Orion Nebula

(Source: wegraphics.net, via imaginitis)

May 9, 2014 10:17 pm

orions-view:

Crux  and Auriga 

(via drzagreus)

1:20 pm May 8, 2014 7:28 pm
barn-animals:

easy-livin-in-a-flowers-daydream:

bump-an-grind:

What it might look like if Earth was destroyed by a black hole.

Holy fuck

PLEASE NO

barn-animals:

easy-livin-in-a-flowers-daydream:

bump-an-grind:

What it might look like if Earth was destroyed by a black hole.

Holy fuck

PLEASE NO

(Source: zerostatereflex, via wholockian-from-middle-earth)

May 6, 2014 11:12 pm
spaceexp:

Scorpio,  by Stéphane Guisard

spaceexp:

Scorpio, by Stéphane Guisard

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