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The fiery depths of space: Astronomers capture dazzling rainbow nebula swirling round supergiant star

The bright, pinkish-white star at upper left is Orion, known as the 'hunter', is Betelgeuse


#Astronomy: #Mercury is the closest planet to the #sun and has a thin atmosphere, no air pressure and an extremely high temperature.


NASA Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr. emerging from the Gemini 11 space capsule Atlantic Ocean landing September 15, 1966. Gemini 11 was the ninth crewed Earth-orbiting spacecraft of the Gemini series, carrying astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. and Richard Gordon.


The speckled object depicted here is Callisto, Jupiter’s second largest moon. This image was taken in May 2001 by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, which studied Jupiter and its moons from 1995 until 2003.


Concentric circular orbits with reference points, extrapolated perspective, and triangulation.


Ganymede... Jupiter's largest moon, and for that matter, it is the largest moon in the Solar System. It is slightly larger than the planet, Mercury. Ganymede orbits Jupiter about once every week.


Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and due to its proximity it is not easily seen except during twilight. For every two orbits of the Sun Mercury completes three rotations about its axis and up until 1965 it was thought that the same side of Mercury constantly faced the Sun. Thirteen times a century Mercury can be observed from Earth passing across the face of the Sun in an event called a transit, the next will occur on the 9th May 2016. This dataset was created using data from the ...


Every US space mission from Mercury to Apollo-Soyuz with astronauts color-coded by selection group.


Thanks to Johannes Kepler for figuring out that if you take each of the Platonic Solids and encase each perfectly within a sphere, and then nest them all inside of each other, they produce six layers that correspond to the relative planetary orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. -Nassim Haramein 4-6-14