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Space Debris

This planetary nebula is called PK 329-02.2 and is located in the constellation…

from Smashing Magazine

Stunning Space Photography

NGC 2818, located in our neighbouring Large Magellanic Cloud, in a star-forming region near the Tarantula Nebula.

Space debris in orbit could cause a chain reaction that would endanger the future of space travel.

Space debris in orbit could cause a chain reaction that would endanger the future of space travel.

from Vox

40 maps that explain outer space

40 maps that explain outer space - Vox

from Creative Bloq

Inspiration Gallery - 12 January

♥ Phoenix in Night Sky


Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star after Two Decades of Searching. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have identified the blue helium-burning companion star, seen at the center of the expanding nebula of debris from the supernova.

from Mail Online

Inside the lost island of New York: Eerie pictures of the abandoned leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx

They don't come much more creepy than this abandoned Leper colony!


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

from Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

Hubble Peers into the Great Eye of Sauron

THE EYE OF SAURON!!!! "Taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is the most detailed visible-light image ever taken of a narrow, dusty ring around the nearby star Fomalhaut (HD 216956). The image offers the strongest evidence yet that an unruly and unseen planet may be gravitationally tugging on the ring. The left part of the ring is outside the telescope's view. Hubble unequivocally shows that the centre of the ring is a whopping 1.4 billion miles (15 astronomical units) away from the star."