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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia by night

"When the night comes, the starry sky reflects on its surface like in a mirror, and you have the feeling of being in space."

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Kilimanjaro Fireball

While an electric-lighted line of mountain climbers snakes toward it, a dazzling fireball (bright meteor) streaks over Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro (the summit of Kibo at 5893 meters). — Kwon, O Chul

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VST image of the star-forming region Messier 17 

Credit: ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM.

Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute 

You Are Not Alone

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Messier 7 and Barnard 287 taken in Réunion island with an Epsilon Takahashi 8” f/d=3 and EOS 7D baader at 800 iso. — Jérôme ASTREOUD

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IC 5067 in Hydrogen Alpha

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Starry Night of Iceland

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IC 405: Flaming Star Nebula

Image: Marc Jousset

Description: Robert Gendler

First discovered in 1892, the nebula complex IC 405 was eloquently described by Max Wolf in 1903 as “a burning body from which several enormous curved flames seem to break out like gigantic prominences”. Eventually “The Flaming Star Nebula” became adopted as the popular name for IC 405.

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Most Detailed View of a Solar Eclipse Corona

Credit & Copyright: Miloslav Druckmüller (Brno University of Technology), Martin Dietzel, Peter Aniol, Vojtech Rušin

Only in the fleeting darkness of a total solar eclipse is the light of the solar corona easily visible. Normally overwhelmed by the bright solar disk, the expansive corona, the sun’s outer atmosphere, is an alluring sight.

But the subtle details and extreme ranges in the corona’s brightness, although discernible to the eye, are notoriously difficult to photograph. Pictured above, however, using multiple images and digital processing, is a detailed image of the Sun’s corona taken during the 2008 August total solar eclipse from Mongolia.

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Young Stars Emerge from Orion’s Head

This image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows infant stars “hatching” in the head of the hunter constellation, Orion. Astronomers suspect that shockwaves from a supernova explosion in Orion’s head, nearly three million years ago, may have initiated this newfound birth.

The region featured in this Spitzer image is called Barnard 30. It is located approximately 1,300 light-years away and sits on the right side of Orion’s “head,” just north of the massive star Lambda Orionis.

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"The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.”
- Carl Sagan

Lynds’ Dark Nebula

LDN1622 demonstrates the evolution of stars. Star formation results from the collapse of giant clouds of molecular gas and dust. The stars eventually emerge into visibility with their blue light scattering and reflecting off dust particles present in the gas. LDN 1622 lies near the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, close on the sky to Barnard’s Loop. LDN 1622 is situated perhaps only 500 light-years away. - Tom Chao

Credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum

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