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.
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
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.
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.