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Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

Deeper Into the Universe by Pacific Landscapes, via Flickr ~ "This time-lapse composite image focuses on the interplay of Polaris, the North Star and a lone tree on a mountain ridge. The North Star lies above the polar axis of the earth, and so the earth effectively revolves around a vector that runs from the star to the north pole..."

Deeper Into the Universe by Pacific Landscapes, via Flickr ~ "This time-lapse composite image focuses on the interplay of Polaris, the North Star and a lone tree on a mountain ridge. The North Star lies above the polar axis of the earth, and so the earth effectively revolves around a vector that runs from the star to the north pole..."

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recorded this view of the sun setting at the close of the mission's 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover's location in Gale Crater. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recorded this view of the sun setting at the close of the mission's 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover's location in Gale Crater. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

The "Whirlpool," is a spiral galaxy, like our Milky Way, located about 30 million light years from Earth. (Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; UV: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Optical: NASA/STScI; IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The "Whirlpool," is a spiral galaxy, like our Milky Way, located about 30 million light years from Earth. (Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; UV: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Optical: NASA/STScI; IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

"Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust."  -Lawrence M. Krauss

"Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust." -Lawrence M. Krauss

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