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Best Places to See the Northern Lights in Norway

One of the world’s most dazzling natural phenomenons, few travel experiences can top witnessing the Northern Lights. And Norway is a pretty safe bet for where to see them. Click pin through to post for tips.

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9 Incredible Photos of our Universe

The Andromeda Galaxy photographed with a 12.5-inch telescope by amateur astronomer Robert Gendler.


#Astronomy: This diagram shows our cosmic address at a glance. We see our planetary system around the Sun, our stellar neighborhood in our galaxy, our galaxy in the local group of galaxies, and our group in the entire universe.


☆ Anna Lee Tingle Fisher is an American chemist, emergency physician, and a NASA astronaut. Formerly married to fellow astronaut Bill Fisher, and the mother of two children, in 1984 she became the first mother in space☆


Supernova Bonanza in Nearby Galaxy #NGC1569 | The nearby dwarf galaxy NGC 1569 is a hotbed of vigorous star birth activity which blows huge bubbles that riddle the main body of the galaxy. The galaxy's "star factories" are also manufacturing brilliant blue star clusters...


An astronaut's spacesuit costs $35,000,000 each apx = uniquely tailored to one / rarely used again by any subsequent astronaut, as EXACT fit has to be perfect !! Earth rotates apx 20,000 miles an hour ,even a small particle of space debris rock can be catastrophic if strikes astronaut while they are doing a space 'walk'= bullet proof Kevlar materials with cutting edge personal survival systems don't come cheap !! ( Cost may be even higher now = info from TV fact programme QI ) by the way


Stephen Hawking FTW

Stephen Hawking FTW
from ShortList Magazine

Infographic: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking FTW