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https://flic.kr/p/YtvVb | Yosemite valley | tunnel View, Yosemite valley, El capitan(big rock left) & half dome in faint distance(centre). you have to go see this for yourself, amazing !

In the dusty sky toward the constellation Taurus and the Orion Arm of our Milky Way Galaxy, this broad mosaic follows dark and faint reflection nebulae along the region's fertile molecular cloud. The six degree wide field of view starts with long dark nebula LDN 1495 stretching from the lower left, and extends beyond the (upside down) bird-like visage of the Baby Eagle Nebula, LBN 777, at lower right. Small bluish reflection nebulae surround scattered fainter Taurus stars, sights often…

ESA's Gaia satellite mapped a billion stars in the Milky Way

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The Light, the Dark, and the Dusty (Astronomy Picture of the Day RSS Feed)

Supergiant star Gamma Cygni lies at the center of the Northern Cross, a famous asterism in the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus). Known by the proper name Sadr, the bright star also lies at the center of this gorgeous skyscape, featuring a complex of stars, dust clouds, and glowing nebulae along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy.

Boomerang Nebula, 5,000 light years away. This is an exploded star that is evolving toward a planetary nebula. The colors, regrettably, are false. They represent a mapping of the various orientations of polarized light from the gas cloud. In actuality the cloud is seen from light reflected off it from the central star. In unpolarized images it appears white.

This richly coloured cloud of gas called RCW 34 is a site of star formation in the southern constellation of Vela (The Sails). This image was taken using the FORS instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in northern Chile.

Rho Ophiuchi is at the center of the blue nebula on the lower left. Antares, a red supergiant, lights up the yellow-red clouds. The distant globular cluster M4 is just upper left of center. Star clouds more colorful than humans can see, emitting light across the electromagnetic spectrum. Fine dust illuminated from the front by starlight appears blue. Gaseous clouds whose atoms are excited by ultraviolet starlight appear reddish. Backlit dust clouds block starlight and appear dark. (NASA…