Hey, it’s Neptune

I’m all at sea, so here’s a picture of Neptune (Credit: NASA; this was taken by Voyager 2 in 1989):

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Boom

Here’s a picture of a supernova by what’s thought to be a white dwarf star, as taken by Chandra’s X-ray observatory¬†(Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/R.Margutti et al):

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Sorry, that’s my thumb

Here’s the Sun being partially eclipsed by the Moon as taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (Credit: NASA):

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NGC 1433

Lazy. Picture (Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgements: D. Calzetti (UMass) and the LEGUS Team):

A galaxy with a glowing heart

Storm cell

This is a pretty impressive cloud (you can read about it more here; image credit: NASA / Stu Broce):

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The plane, the ER-2,¬†that took the picture is pretty impressive also–the plane can fly as high as 70,000 feet and is the civilian version of the old U-2 (Credit: NASA/ Tony Landis):

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When galaxies attract

This was a spiral galaxy but has been distorted by a nearby galaxy (Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Kathy van Pelt):

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Stars aborning

Below is the Flame nebula as a composite image from the Chandra and Spitzer telescopes. It shows that the stars at the edge of the nebula are older than the ones at the center (Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/K.Getman, E.Feigelson, M.Kuhn & the MYStIX team; Infrared:NASA/JPL-Caltech):

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