Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Dogon. A mysterious, ancient people and culture, the Dogons were the first to have knowledge of the universe as we know it today. They knew the 9 planets and the elements they were made of centuries before any telescopes were invented. Their Calendar is different from other cultures, too, and has similarities to the Mayan culture of South America.

pin 46
heart 7

Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar 2008

This object is a billowing tower of cold gas and dust rising from a stellar nursery called the #EagleNebula. 7,000 light-years distant from us, the soaring tower is 9.5 light-years or about 90 trillion kilometers tall. #Astronomy

pin 161
heart 19

Spyglass Telescope Victorian Vintage WW Greener Gun Makers C1890 Single Draw

Victorian Vintage Single Draw Telescope Supplied By W.W Greener Gunmakers Birmingham England Circa 1890 This is an extremely rare late Victorian Period single draw telescope supplied by W. W Greener Gunmakers of Birmingham England. It is of brass construction sheaved in leather with blacked draws and cover so as not to reflect light whilst stalking. Traditional single draw design with extendable spray shield for objective lens to limit water on the lens and slide eye lens cover for…

Turquoise-tinted plumes in the Large Magellanic Cloud. This image shows part of the Tarantula Nebula's outskirts. This famously beautiful nebula, located within the LMC, is a frequent target for Hubble (heic1206, heic1402). In most images of the LMC the colour is completely different to that seen here. This is because, in this new image, a different set of filters was used.

pin 5
heart 1

Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar 2008

pin 30
heart 3

2015 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar

pin 10

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

This object is actually a billowing tower of cold gas and dust rising from a stellar nursery called the Eagle Nebula. The soaring tower is 9.5 light-years or about 57 trillion miles high, about twice the distance from our sun to the next nearest star.

pin 39
heart 5