sci-universe:

Astrophotography from 1908 — 1919

These images were taken about 100 years ago. I can’t even describe how much respect I have for early astronomers.

Image courtesy: Yerkes Observatory, Royal Observatory of Greenwich, Mount Wilson Observatory

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colchrishadfield:

Good morning! Penny for your thoughts - this 1909 Lincoln is stuck to the side of Mars Curiosity. That’s Martian dust.

colchrishadfield:

Good morning! Penny for your thoughts - this 1909 Lincoln is stuck to the side of Mars Curiosity. That’s Martian dust.

Reblogged from Col. Chris Hadfield
blue-voids:

Laura Baldassari - Henrietta III, 2013 - mixed media on paper

blue-voids:

Laura Baldassari - Henrietta III, 2013 - mixed media on paper

gunsandposes:

Voyager encounters Saturn in motion graphics from NASA’s 1977 Aeronautics and Space Report.

gunsandposes:

Voyager encounters Saturn in motion graphics from NASA’s 1977 Aeronautics and Space Report.

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natgeofound:

Astronaut Neil Armstrong floats in his space suit in a pool of water in 1967.Photograph by NASA

natgeofound:

Astronaut Neil Armstrong floats in his space suit in a pool of water in 1967.Photograph by NASA

spaceplasma:

Perseid meteor time-lapse

Time-lapse of a Perseid meteor over a period of 8,2 min shot close to Landshut, Germany. Every 12s a picture with 10s exposure time was taken. The animation consists of 42 frames. The first image is included twice to make the entrance more visible.

Credit: Thomas Bergwinkl

spaceplasma:

Perseid meteor time-lapse

Time-lapse of a Perseid meteor over a period of 8,2 min shot close to Landshut, Germany. Every 12s a picture with 10s exposure time was taken. The animation consists of 42 frames. The first image is included twice to make the entrance more visible.

Credit: Thomas Bergwinkl

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jackhilliethethird:

Tin-glazed earthenware plate with a hard white glaze and central inscription in blue:‘You & i are Earth’1661

jackhilliethethird:

Tin-glazed earthenware plate with a hard white glaze and central inscription in blue:
‘You & i are Earth’
1661

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pappubahry:

Saturn’s moon Titan, seen in the infrared from the Keck Observatory, 24 December 2003.  Titan is tidally locked, and takes about 16 days to orbit Saturn, so even over a 7-hour period, we only see a little bit of rotation.  But that’s some pretty decent magnification anyway.  (Program ID C32N2.)

pappubahry:

Saturn’s moon Titan, seen in the infrared from the Keck Observatory, 24 December 2003.  Titan is tidally locked, and takes about 16 days to orbit Saturn, so even over a 7-hour period, we only see a little bit of rotation.  But that’s some pretty decent magnification anyway.  (Program ID C32N2.)

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natgeofound:

A photograph from Yerkes Observatory depicts nebulae in the Pleiades, August 1919.Photograph courtesy Yerkes Observatory

natgeofound:

A photograph from Yerkes Observatory depicts nebulae in the Pleiades, August 1919.
Photograph courtesy Yerkes Observatory

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kenobi-wan-obi:

Views of The Solar System

From Top to Bottom:

Rhea, Mimas, Janus, Pandora and Saturn’s rings.

Tempel 1 after impact and Deep impact tempel 1.

Io, Dione and Hyperion.

Earth, Titan, Mars, and Neptune.

Processing by Gordan Ugarkovic

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Reblogged from NASA