On -, @scotee said:
Love the thread! Can you give me a recommendation for a good free android star gazing app?
I use Sky Map.
The ISS captured a great photo of the eruption of the Raikoke volcano in Russia this past weekend.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off at Kennedy Space Center.
Several asteroids "photobombed" this deep field photo taken by Hubble Space Telescope. The curved trails of 20 asteroids are seen, some of which were undiscovered until this pic captured them.
Photo: NASA/ESA/STScl/B. Sunnquist/J. Mack
Hubble's Wide Field 3 camera captures an ultraviolet image of Eta Carinae, a supermassive star that first erupted in the 1840's.
Photo: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of Arizona) and J. Morse (BoldlyGo Institute))
The Sun's corona taken during last week's total solar eclipse captured by the European Southern Observatory's La Silla Observatory in Chile.
The full Moon from the ISS.
A crescent Saturn taken by Cassini.
Photo: NASA/ESA/SSI/Cassini Imaging Team
Moon's north pole.
Apollo 11's Lunar Module Eagle returns to the Command Module Columbia.
Full pic: https://blog.adacore.com/uploads/_2400x1200_crop_center-center/eagle_has_landed-cover.jpg
The Saturn V rocket. 364 ft tall. 6.478 million lbs fully fulled, of which 5.953 million lbs was fuel. The five F-1 engines in the first stage generated 7.5 million pounds of thrust.
Full pic: https://nasa.gov/sites/default/files/apollo_4_at_pad-full.jpg
40 years ago today, the defunct Skylab space station came crashing back to Earth, landing in the Indian Ocean, and western Australia.
First test launch of the Saturn V.
Saturn's moon Titan
Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Nantes/University of Arizona
Fifty years ago today, Apollo 11 lifted off on it's historic journey to the Moon.
Apollo 11 goes supersonic.
50 years. July 20, 1969. 'Houston, Tranquility Base here ... the Eagle has landed'. 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'
There was a really well done podcast called Apollo 11: What We Saw which I'd highly recommend to those interested. Heck, even those not interested!
July 21, 1969. Apollo 11's Eagle lunar module (ascent stage) lifts off from the moon (12:54 pm EST), and rendezvoused with the Columbia command module (4:34 pm EST) before heading back to Earth (11:54 pm).
Today, July 24th, marks the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of the Apollo 11 flight. At 12:21 pm EST the Columbia command module separated from the service module, and at 12:35 pm EST it entered Earth's atmosphere. It splashed down at 12:51 pm EST 950 miles southwest of Honolulu. 'Probably the most interesting aspect of the day is that the crew was required to go through customs in Hawaii when they reached land. They declared moon rocks and moon dust among their items.
This week is the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Chandra X-Ray telescope. It was launched from the cargo hold of the space shuttle Columbia on July 23, 1999.
NGC 6357, a cluster of clusters of young stars, with x-rays shown in purple.
Image: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al; Optical: UKIRT; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech (https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/jergmqqrnn8fmnwef2w8.jpg)
The Crab Nebula, with X-rays in pink, optical light in green, infrared in yellow, radio in red, and ultraviolet in blue.
Image: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL/Caltech; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA; Ultraviolet: ESA/XMM-Newton (https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/nvtwkilsxw4jxrpd2fj3.jpg)
Image: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/S.Park & D.Burrows.; Optical: NASA/STScI/CfA/P.Challis (https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/dltnb1kpqaayirkxo3vk.jpg)
An edge-on view of NGC 3432, a spiral galaxy located ~45 million light-years away.
Photo: ESA/NASA/Hubble/A. Filippenko/R. Jansen; CC BY 4.0)
Planetary nebula NGC 2022
Photo: NASA/ESA/Hubble/R. Wade
Andromeda and and two Perseid meteors
Photo: Omid Qadrdan
An edge-on view of spiral galaxy NGC 3432
Photo: ESA/NASA/Hubble/A. Filippenko/R. Jansen
Martian dunes inside two impact craters taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Photo: NASA/JPL/University of Arizon
Image: Rafeal Ruiz
Full size: https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--8RSoykza--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_1600/sh5iovs3pdllgfg0psqb.jpg
Jewels of Orion
Image: Ross Clark
Shells of Elliptical Galaxy NGC 3923 in Hydra
Image: Wahl Olsen
A Little Fireworks
Image: Alan Friedman
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