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Wanderlust

I am a 22 year old space and science enthusiast. Terrestrial tectonics, exoplanets, stars, interstellar voids, spacecraft, you name it. I love it.

Posts tagged science

Sep 16 '11
Carl Sagan’s Reaction to Kepler 16 (AB) b

Carl Sagan’s Reaction to Kepler 16 (AB) b

Sep 15 '11
gifmovie:

A trip to Orion and Horsehead Nebula

gifmovie:

A trip to Orion and Horsehead Nebula

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: kenobi-wan-obi)

Sep 15 '11
cwnl:

Eastern Veil
Distance: 2,600 light years away
The Eastern Veil (NGC 6992) is a supernova remnant that is part of a larger complex that includes the Western Veil (NGC 6960).  It is estimated that the supernova explosion occured about 10,000 years ago, before the age of recorded history.  During a star’s life, nuclear fusion produces elements such as oxygen, silicon, carbon, and iron.  These elements are expelled into space during supernova explosions, later to become part of other stars, planets, and lifeforms like ourselves.
Copyright: Martin Pugh

cwnl:

Eastern Veil

Distance: 2,600 light years away

The Eastern Veil (NGC 6992) is a supernova remnant that is part of a larger complex that includes the Western Veil (NGC 6960). It is estimated that the supernova explosion occured about 10,000 years ago, before the age of recorded history. During a star’s life, nuclear fusion produces elements such as oxygen, silicon, carbon, and iron. These elements are expelled into space during supernova explosions, later to become part of other stars, planets, and lifeforms like ourselves.

Copyright: Martin Pugh

(Source: kenobi-wan-obi)

Sep 15 '11
cordisre:

Monster Storm on Tiny Star: Extreme brightness changes observed on a nearby tiny brown dwarf star may indicate a storm grander than any yet seen on an alien world, scientists say.

cordisre:

Monster Storm on Tiny Star: Extreme brightness changes observed on a nearby tiny brown dwarf star may indicate a storm grander than any yet seen on an alien world, scientists say.

Sep 12 '11
Sep 12 '11
Bill Nye in Washington :3

Bill Nye in Washington :3

Sep 12 '11
star—stuff:

Neptune in natural colors

star—stuff:

Neptune in natural colors

Sep 11 '11

IT’S A 3-STEP PROCESS

lazaruswerks:

This…

…is the first stage of the rocket that will take this…

…to the surface of this…

Sep 10 '11