where the shadows are heavy

The planet Saturn, August 11, 1981, imaged by Voyager 2 from a range of 14.7 million kilometers (9.1 million miles). You can also see the moons Dione (right) and Enceladus. (NASA)

The planet Saturn, August 11, 1981, imaged by Voyager 2 from a range of 14.7 million kilometers (9.1 million miles). You can also see the moons Dione (right) and Enceladus. (NASA)

infinity-imagined:

Sunsets and sunrises seen from the International Space Station.

janesfoster:

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey 

The Orion Nebula


Over 2 light years across and over 2000 light years away from Earth: The Ghost Nebula (Hubble)

Over 2 light years across and over 2000 light years away from Earth: The Ghost Nebula (Hubble)

infinity-imagined:

The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

nemuiidesu:

The planet Saturn, observed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

sci-universe:

NGC 7293, better known as the Helix nebula, is the nearest example of a planetary nebula, which is the eventual fate of a star, like our own Sun, as it approaches the end of its life. As it runs out of fuel, the star expels its outer envelope of gas outward to form a nebula like the Helix.
Images: different views of NGC 7293. Credit: ESA, NASA, ESO.

nicoleurie:

Neptune!!! 

spaceexp:

Two stars orbit one another, NGC 6357 8,000 light-years away

spaceexp:

Two stars orbit one another, NGC 6357 8,000 light-years away

astronomicalwonders:

A Wide-field view of the Pencil Nebula
NGC 2736, also known as the Pencil Nebula, is located in the constellation Vela about 815 light-years away and is part the the Vela Supernova Remnant. This image of the region of sky around the Pencil Nebula shows a spectacular celestial landscape featuring the blue filaments of the Vela supernova remnant, the red glow of clouds of hydrogen and countless stars. It is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2.
Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin. 

astronomicalwonders:

A Wide-field view of the Pencil Nebula

NGC 2736, also known as the Pencil Nebula, is located in the constellation Vela about 815 light-years away and is part the the Vela Supernova Remnant. This image of the region of sky around the Pencil Nebula shows a spectacular celestial landscape featuring the blue filaments of the Vela supernova remnant, the red glow of clouds of hydrogen and countless stars. It is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin. 

h4ilstorm:

Sky (by Takk Heima Fotografia)

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

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