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Voie Lactée

This is a composite of 16 separate photos taken and stitched together by astronomer Dave Lane to create a panorama of the Milky Way Galaxy's central band above Silex Spring in Yellowstone National Park.

Our Solar System - Print Series by meganleestudio, via Flickr

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That's nothing compared to what else is out there in the cosmos.

A long way to go: The yellow dot shows the 200 light year radius of how far radio waves have reached into the Milky Way. (via Earth calling: Tiny yellow dot shows distance radio broadcasts to aliens have travelled)


Annular eclipse of the moon seen through smoke from the Arizona wild fires, by Melissa McCollum


Milky Way and faint aurora over Sørtinden in Tromvik, Norway. photo: John A Hemmingsen.

Waterspout in Singapore, 2011

Waterspouts are more frequent, but are still an unusual weather phenomena. A water spout is a funnel shaped cloud formed over a body of water.

Black Holes

Black holes /black centre ones are dormant ( but still swallow light !

Beware of the Blob- Two-sided outflow powered by the supermassive black hole buried inside shown in bright yellow. Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss space-is-a-beautiful-place