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Wanderlust

I am a 24 year old space and science enthusiast. Terrestrial tectonics, exoplanets, stars, interstellar voids, spacecraft, you name it. I love it.

Posts tagged Universe

Dec 23 '12

Upsilon Andromadae 

Constellation: Andromeda

Distance: 44.25 Lightyears

Absolute Magnitude: 3.44 VS 4.83 Sol

Apparent Magnitude: 4.09 VS -26 Sol

Spectral Class: F8V

Mass: 127% VS 100% Sol 

Radius: 140% Sol VS 100% Sol

Luminosity: 52% Sol

Habitable Zone: Inner 0.52AU to Center 0.74 AU to Outer 1.15 AU

Temperature: 6,074 K vs 5,778 Sol

Rotation: 7 Days VS 25 Sol

Radial Velocity: -28 km/s, approaching earth

Galactic Eccentricity: 20.6% VS 16.0% for Sol

Closest Approach: Upsilon Andromedae will make its closest approach to the sun in 245,000 years at 30 light-years.

Age: 2.6 billion years VS Sol’s 4.5 Gy

Projected Lifespan: 6.5 billion years, 40% of lifetime used VS 45% for sun

Known Planets:

Upsilon Andromedae b:

Distance: 0.05 AU

Mass: 0.62 Jupiter

Orbital Period: 4.6 days 

Upsilon Andromedae c:

Distance: 0.83 AU

Mass: 1.8 Jupiters

Orbital Period: 241 days

Upsilon Andromedae d:

Distance: 2.53 AU

Mass: 3.75 Jupiters

Orbital Period: 1276 Days

Upsilon Andromedae e:

Distance: 5.24 AU

Mass: 0.96 Jupiters

Orbital Period: 3848 Days

Oct 6 '11
Oct 3 '11

cwnl:

Beauties of The Universe: An Assortment of Favorite Galaxies

Click individual images for galaxy’s specific catalog name in case you find any you claim to be your favorite as well. Enjoy!

A massive, gravitationally bound system that consists of stars and stellar remnants, an interstellar medium of gas, dust, and an important but poorly understood component tentatively dubbed dark matter. The name is from the Greek word galaxias [γαλαξίας], literally meaning “milky”, a reference to the Milky Way galaxy. Typical galaxies range from dwarfs with as few as ten million (107) stars, up to giants with a hundred trillion (1014) stars, all orbiting the galaxy’s center of mass. -Wiki

(Source: afro-dominicano)

Oct 3 '11

Supernova in NGC 7479 galaxy

onelightyearfromyou:

Oct 1 '11
quantumaniac:

Happy Birthday NASA!
Fifty-three years ago today, on October 1st, 1958; NASA became an operational and fully functioning governmental administration. 

quantumaniac:

Happy Birthday NASA!

Fifty-three years ago today, on October 1st, 1958; NASA became an operational and fully functioning governmental administration. 

(Source: quantumaniac)

Sep 27 '11
Sep 15 '11
"The universe is not obliged to conform to what is considered comfortable or plausible."
Carl Sagan (via fyeahcarlsagan)
Sep 15 '11

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Sep 15 '11
cwnl:

M33
Distance: 3,000,000 (Million) Light-years away from Earth
The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598, and is sometimes informally referred to as the Pinwheel Galaxy, a nickname it shares with Messier 101. The Triangulum Galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, which includes the Milky Way Galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy and about 30 other smaller galaxies. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed with the naked eye.
Copyright: Wolfgang Promper

cwnl:

M33

Distance: 3,000,000 (Million) Light-years away from Earth

The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598, and is sometimes informally referred to as the Pinwheel Galaxy, a nickname it shares with Messier 101. The Triangulum Galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, which includes the Milky Way Galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy and about 30 other smaller galaxies. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed with the naked eye.

Copyright: Wolfgang Promper

(Source: afro-dominicano)

Sep 15 '11
Just think, this could have been taken anywhere in the galaxy.

Just think, this could have been taken anywhere in the galaxy.

(Source: twanight.org)