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Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt . Jovian Moon Shadow . Jupiter’s moon Amalthea casts a shadow on the gas giant planet in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The elongated shape of the shadow is a result of both the location of the moon with relation to Jupiter in this image as well as the irregular shape of the moon itself. . The image was taken on Sept. 1, 2017 at 2:46 p.m. PDT (5:46 p.m. EDT), as Juno performed its eighth close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was 2,397 miles (3,858 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the planet at a latitude of 17.6 degrees. . Citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt processed this image using data from the JunoCam imager. . #space #universe #astronomy #astronomer #astrophysics #astronaut #astrology #amazing #beautiful #instagram #crazy #badsciencejoke #cosmos #prespective #badsciencejokes #science #asapscience #telescope #light #celestron #nature #nasa #photography #astrophotography #astrophotographers #astrophoto #youresa #likeabos #moon #juputer
Image Copyright: Chamaeleon Team . A Beautiful Trifid . The beautiful Trifid Nebula is a cosmic study in contrasts. Also known as M20, it lies about 5,000 light-years away toward the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. A star forming region in the plane of our galaxy, the Trifid does illustrate three different types of astronomical nebulae; red emission nebulaedominated by light from hydrogen atoms, blue reflection nebulaeproduced by dust reflecting starlight, and dark nebulae where dense dust clouds appear in silhouette. But the red emission region roughly separated into three parts by obscuring dust lanes is what lends the Trifid its popular name. Pillars and jets sculpted by newborn stars, below and left of the emission nebula's center, appear in famous Hubble Space Telescope close-up images of the region. The Trifid Nebula is about 40 light-years across. Just too faint to be seen by the unaided eye, it almost covers the area of the Moon in planet Earth's sky. . #space #universe #astronomy #astronomer #astrophysics #astronaut #astrology #amazing #beautiful #instagram #crazy #badsciencejoke #cosmos #prespective #badsciencejokes #science #asapscience #telescope #light #celestron #nature #nasa #photography #astrophotography #astrophotographers #astrophoto #youresa #likeabos #nebula #trifid
Who wants to play 'count the stars'? The galaxy UGC 8201, captured here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is a dwarf irregular galaxy, so called because of its small size and chaotic structure. It lies just under 15 million light-years away from us in the constellation of Draco (the Dragon). As with most dwarf galaxies it is a member of a larger group of galaxies. In this case UCG 8201 is part of the M81 galaxy group; this group is one of the closest neighbors to the Local Group of galaxies, which contains our galaxy, the Milky Way. 🌙🌙Synthetic beautiful photos from space, solar system, galaxies, galaxy 🔻🔻Following @astronomy.insta if you like 🎯🎯Use #.insta for your chance to be featured 🖍🖍Like and comment 📷📷Posted by @explorenasa #planets #astronomy #astronomia #astronomer #space #nasa #asteroid #esa #jpl #moon #globe #science #oceanwords #discovery #mars #solarsystem #iss #Hubble #stars #earch #universe #spacestation #fromspace #horizon #galaxy #meteorite
Sphinx Terrace 👀 between heaven and earth 🌄 Jungfraujoch is not only an attractive viewpoint, but also an ideal location for a variety of research projects. Clean air and the ideal railway 🚃 access is a prerequisite for a variety of scientific studies. 🌌🔭 I wish you a very sunny friday 🙋🏼 #sphinx #jungfraujoch #topofeurope #sunset #berneroberland #berge #hiking #climbing #sky #earth #natureneedsnofilter #olympus #florart #astronomer #geology #meteorology #hydrology #heimat #landscape #landschaft #oktober #indiansummer
The subject of this image is NGC 6861, a #galaxy discovered in 1826 by the Scottish #astronomer James Dunlop. Almost two centuries later we now know that NGC 6861 is the second brightest member of a group of at least a dozen #galaxies called the Telescopium Group. This NASA/ESA #Hubble #Space #Telescope view shows some important details of NGC 6861. One of the most prominent features is the disc of dark bands circling the centre of the galaxy. These dust lanes are a result of large #clouds of dust particles obscuring the light emitted by the #stars behind them. Dust lanes are very useful for working out whether we are seeing the galaxy disc edge-on, face-on or, as is the case for NGC 6861, somewhat in the middle. Dust lanes like these are typical of a spiral galaxy. The dust lanes are embedded in a white oval shape, which is made up of huge numbers of orbiting the centre of the galaxy. This oval is, rather puzzlingly, typical of an elliptical galaxy. So which is it — spiral or elliptical❓🤔 The answer is neither! NGC 6861 does not belong to either the spiral or the elliptical family of galaxies. It is a lenticular galaxy, a family which has features of both spirals and ellipticals. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: J. Barrington _______________________________________________________ #sky #cosmos #universe #astrophotography #astronomy #sun #moon #science
#N11 This broad vista of young stars and gas clouds in our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). This region is named LHA 120-N 11, informally known as , and is one of the most active star formation regions in the nearby Universe. This picture is a mosaic of ACS data from five different positions and covers a region about six arcminutes across. #universe #nightsky #stargazing #milkyway #astrophotography #astrodreams #science #nasa #hubble #astronomer #galaxies #stars #outerspace #naturelovers #skylovers #skyporn #spaceporn #astronomie #astronomia #carlsagan #астрономия #astronom #astronomi #astronomy #astrophysics #space Follow @astronomy_day_