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Star Trails and the Equinox Sunrise 
Image Credit & Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado (TWAN, Earth and Stars) 
Acknowledgement: Andrea Rodriguez Anton Explanation: Stars trail and the Sun rises in this night and day composite panorama made on March 19. The view looks toward the eastern horizon from La Nava de Santiago, Spain. To create it, a continuous series of digital frames was recorded for about two hours and combined to trace the concentric motion of the stars through the night sky. A reflection of the Earth's rotation, star trails curve around the north celestial pole toward upper left and the south celestial pole toward the lower right. Of course on that day the Sun was near the celestial equator, a diagonal straight line in the wide-angle projection. A dense dimming filter was used to capture the Sun's image every two minutes. Superimposed on the star trails it rose due east in the morning sky. In the scene, foreground landscape and a local prehistoric monument were illuminated by full moonlight, though. The monument's corridor faces nearly to the east and the equinox sunrise.
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Star Trails and the Equinox Sunrise Image Credit & Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado (TWAN, Earth and Stars) Acknowledgement: Andrea Rodriguez Anton Explanation: Stars trail and the Sun rises in this night and day composite panorama made on March 19. T

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Stardust and Starlight in M78 
Image Credit & Copyright: Richard S. Wright Jr.
Explanation: Interstellar dust clouds and bright nebulae abound in the fertile constellation of Orion. One of the brightest, M78, is near the center in this colorful telescopic view, covering an area north of Orion's belt. At a distance of about 1,500 light-years, the bluish nebula itself is about 5 light-years across. Its blue tint is due to dust preferentially reflecting the blue light of hot, young stars in the region. Dark dust lanes and other nebulae can easily be traced through the gorgeous skyscape that includes many Herbig- Haro objects, energetic jets from stars in the process of formation. But missing from this image is McNeil's #nebula. A major discovery only recognized in 2004, the enigmatic, variable nebula was found along the dark lane of dust above and right of larger M78. McNeil's nebula is associated with a protostar and seen to be sometimes present and sometimes absent in photos of the well-imaged region. McNeil's nebula faded from view late last year and is still absent in this deep image recorded in February 2019.
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Stardust and Starlight in M78 Image Credit & Copyright: Richard S. Wright Jr. Explanation: Interstellar dust clouds and bright nebulae abound in the fertile constellation of Orion. One of the brightest, M78, is near the center in this colorful teles

NGC 6302: The Butterfly Nebula 
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; Reprocessing & Copyright: Robert Eder
Explanation: The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects. Though its wingspan covers over 3 light-years, NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the dying central star of this particular planetary nebula has become exceptionally hot, shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust. This sharp close-up was recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. The Hubble image data is reprocessed here, showing off the remarkable details of the complex planetary nebula. Cutting across a bright cavity of ionized gas, the dust torus surrounding the central star is near the center of this view, almost edge-on to the line-of-sight. Molecular hydrogen has been detected in the hot star's dusty cosmic shroud. NGC 6302 lies about 4,000 light-years away in the arachnologically correct constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius).
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NGC 6302: The Butterfly Nebula Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; Reprocessing & Copyright: Robert Eder Explanation: The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects. Though its wingspan covers ov

NGC 2359: Thor's Helmet 
Image Credit & Copyright: Ignacio Diaz Bobillo
Explanation: NGC 2359 is a helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with wing-like appendages popularly called Thor's Helmet. Heroically sized even for a Norse god, Thor's Helmet is about 30 light-years across. In fact, the helmet is more like an interstellar bubble, blown as a fast wind from the bright, massive star near the bubble's center inflates a region within the surrounding molecular cloud. Known as a Wolf-Rayet star, the central star is an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova stage of evolution. NGC 2359 is located about 15,000 light-years away in the constellation Canis Major. The remarkably detailed image is a mixed cocktail of data from broadband and narrowband filters that captures natural looking stars and the glow of the nebula's filamentary structures. It highlights a blue-green color from strong emission due to oxygen atoms in the glowing gas.
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NGC 2359: Thor's Helmet Image Credit & Copyright: Ignacio Diaz Bobillo Explanation: NGC 2359 is a helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with wing-like appendages popularly called Thor's Helmet. Heroically sized even for a Norse god, Thor's Helmet is about 30 l

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This section of a panoramic image, dubbed Rub al Khali, was acquired by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on the Meridiani Plains in May 2005. Opportunity was about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) south of Endurance Crater at a place known informally as Purgatory Dune. After nearly 15 years, NASA announced today that the Opportunity mission has come to an end.

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#repost @nasasolarsystem with @get_repost ・・・ This section of a panoramic image, dubbed "Rub al Khali," was acquired by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on the Meridiani Plains in May 2005. Opportunity was about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) sout

#Comet Iwamoto and the Sombrero Galaxy 
Image Credit & Copyright: Ian Griffin (Otago Museum)
Explanation: Comet Iwamoto (C/2018 Y1), shows off a pretty, greenish coma at the upper left in this telescopic field of view. Taken on February 4 from the Mount John Observatory, University of Canterbury, the 30 minute long total exposure #time shows the comet sweeping quickly across a background of stars and distant galaxies in the constellation Virgo. The long exposure and Iwamoto's rapid motion relative to the stars and #galaxies results in the noticeable blurred streak tracing the the comet's bright inner coma. In fact, the streaked coma gives the comet a remarkably similar appearance to Messier 104 at lower right, popularly known as the Sombrero Galaxy. The comet, a visitor to the inner Solar System, is a mere 4 light-minutes away though, while majestic #Messier 104, a spiral galaxy posing edge-on, is 30 million light-years distant. The first binocular comet of 2019, Iwamoto will pass closest to Earth on February 12. This comet's highly elliptical orbit around the Sun stretches beyond the Kuiper belt with an estimated 1,371 year orbital period. That should bring it back to the inner Solar System in 3390 AD.
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#comet Iwamoto and the Sombrero Galaxy Image Credit & Copyright: Ian Griffin (Otago Museum) Explanation: Comet Iwamoto (C/2018 Y1), shows off a pretty, greenish coma at the upper left in this telescopic field of view. Taken on February 4 from the Mo

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Ultima Thule from New Horizons 
Image Credit: NASA, JHU's APL, SwRI; Color Processing: Thomas Appéré
Explanation: How do distant #asteroids differ from those near the #Sun? To help find out, NASA sent the robotic New Horizons spacecraft past the classical Kuiper belt object 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, the farthest asteroid yet visited by a human spacecraft. Zooming past the 30-km long space rock on January 1, the featured image is the highest resolution picture of Ultima Thule's surface beamed back so far. Utima Thuli does look different than imaged asteroids of the inner Solar System, as it shows unusual surface texture, relatively few obvious craters, and nearly spherical lobes. Its shape is hypothesized to have formed from the coalescence of early Solar System rubble in into two objects -- Ultima and Thule -- which then spiraled together and stuck. Research will continue into understanding the origin of different surface regions on Ultima Thule, whether it has a thin atmosphere, how it obtained its red color, and what this new knowledge of the ancient #Solar System tells us about the formation of our Earth.
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Ultima Thule from New Horizons Image Credit: NASA, JHU's APL, SwRI; Color Processing: Thomas Appéré Explanation: How do distant #asteroids differ from those near the #sun ? To help find out, NASA sent the robotic New Horizons spacecraft past the clas

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Total Eclipse of the Moon - this weekend! For anyone on the Moon, it will be a solar eclipse :) (video from timeanddate.com)
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Frozen Tree
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霧氷のハルニレ。
先月旅した北海道で一番感動したのは
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#霧氷 #ハルニレの木 #star_hunter_jp
Location : Hokkaido, Japan.
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#repost @__nob___ with @get_repost ・・・ . Frozen Tree . . 霧氷のハルニレ。 先月旅した北海道で一番感動したのは 間違いなくこの景色でした。 . . #霧氷 #ハルニレの木 #star_hunter_jp Location : Hokkaido, Japan. .