To know your place in the universe

Sanela. 27. BIH, Sarajevo. Open-minded. Dreamer. Animal Liberation. Astronomy. Astrophysics. Music. Books. Star Trek. Science. Universe. Ancient Egypt. Equality. Feminism. Lucid Dreaming. Atheism. Veganism.
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humanoidhistory:

Putting the race back in space race.
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gravitationalbeauty:

Enceladus Backlit by Saturn

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galactic-centre:

Jupiter  Credit:  NASA, ESA, A. Simon-Miller (Goddard Space Flight Center),                I. de Pater, M. Wong (UC Berkeley)
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spacettf:

Double Radio Spiral in Eridanus by geckzilla on Flickr.
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ageofdestruction:

saga: Comet Machholz, photographed by STEREO A, 3rd April 2007.
14 images taken with the SECCHI H1 camera over about 15 hours. The Sun is out of frame beyond upper right. Notice that 96P/Machholz has two tails: The longer, straighter gas tail points almost directly away from the Sun, while the shorter, broader dust tail (to the right) is smeared along the comet’s orbital track.
The Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (I know, right) is composed of two spacecraft in slightly different heliocentric orbits: STEREO A (for “ahead”) orbits the Sun slightly inside Earth’s orbit, once every 347 days, while STEREO B (“behind”) is slightly outside, orbiting the Sun in 387 days. The difference in orbital speed makes the spacecraft move relative to each other, providing a shifting stereo perspective of the Sun and stars. 
Image credit: NASA/STEREO. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.
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humanoidhistory:

Schroter’s Valley on the Moon, 1971, photographed from lunar orbit during the Apollo 15 mission. (NASA)
orbitalencounters:

Total lunar eclipse for the Americas on April 14th 15th 2014


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for-all-mankind:

Beautiful pic of the ISS and Soyuz vehicles over the Earth. This image was taken during STS-127, on 27 July, 2009, during the last spacewalk of the mission. It’s perspectives such as these that are my favourite from the space station, of which I wish there would be more photos of.
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