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Top 100 Images. HubbleSite - Out of the ordinary...out of this world. Hubble has spotted an ancient galaxy that shouldn't exist. Earth-moon-photo-saturn-2013-annotated.jpg (Image JPEG, 1500x844 pixels) - Redimensionnée (85%) The Universe in Colour. Deep Sky Colors - Astrophotography by Rogelio Bernal Andreo. Chromoscope.

NASA Science. Gateway to the Universe of X-ray Astronomy! The Known Universe by AMNH. The-Observable-Universe.jpg (JPEG Image, 3850x1925 pixels) - Scaled (27%) NASA Spitzer Space Telescope. Openzoom. Milliongalaxies_2mass_big.jpg (JPEG-bilde, 4600x2300 punkter) - Skalert (37. Scope.swf (Objet application/x-shockwave-flash) National_Geographic_-_The_Universe_Map.jpg (Image JPEG, 6000x3888 pixels) - Redimensionnée (20%)

Carter Emmart fait une démo d'un atlas de l'univers en 3D. National-geographic-milky-way-reference-map1.jpg (Image JPEG, 6000x3887 pixels) - Redimensionnée (17%) 32 Nearby Stars. The Size Of Our World. Star Map. Interactive 3D model of Solar System Planets and Night Sky. Photopic Sky Survey. Hubble Wallpaper. Hubble zooms in on a space oddity. A strange, glowing green cloud of gas that has mystified astronomers since its discovery in 2007 has been studied by Hubble.

Hubble zooms in on a space oddity

The cloud of gas is lit up by the bright light of a nearby quasar, and shows signs of ongoing star formation. One of the strangest space objects ever seen is being scrutinised by the penetrating vision of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. A mysterious, glowing green blob of gas is floating in space near a spiral galaxy. Hubble uncovered delicate filaments of gas and a pocket of young star clusters in the giant object, which is the size of the Milky Way. Galaxy Zoo: Hubble. SKY-MAP.ORG. Le mystérieux bourdonnement de la Voie Lactée — Atra Materia Fr. Posted on février 14, 2012 by Ashley Corbion .

Le mystérieux bourdonnement de la Voie Lactée — Atra Materia Fr

Des chercheurs viennent de découvrir un mystérieux « bourdonnement » au coeur de notre galaxie: elle émet une importante quantité de rayonnement micro-onde, et pour l’instant son origine demeure totalement inconnue. Aussi, de nouvelles « îles » de monoxyde de carbone froid ont été découvertes, aidant les astronomes à identifier les régions où se forment de nouvelles étoiles. Le satellite Planck a été lancé en 2009 avec pour objectif l’étude du fond diffus cosmologique, afin de délivrer des données plus précises que son prédécesseur WMAP.

Le fond diffus cosmologique, première « lumière » jamais émise par notre Univers, est une des nombreuses prédictions de la célèbre théorie du Big Bang. Son étude est primordiale à la compréhension de notre Univers, c’est en quelque sorte l’écho de sa création, il y a environ 13.7 milliards d’années. © ESA/Planck Collaboration Articles similaires: Astronomy Picture of the Day. Discover the cosmos!

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2015 January 3 Apollo 17: A Stereo View from Lunar Orbit Image Credit: Gene Cernan, Apollo 17, NASA; Anaglyph by Patrick Vantuyne Explanation: Get out your red/blue glasses and check out this awesome stereo view of another world. The scene was recorded by Apollo 17 mission commander Eugene Cernan on December 11, 1972, one orbit before descending to land on the Moon. Tomorrow's picture: ringside. Astronomy Magazine - Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes.

INOVE Space Models. 50_Years_Space_Exploration1.jpg (Image JPEG, 3861x1706 pixels) - Redimensionnée (33%) Space News From SpaceDaily.Com. Index.html. Universe Sandbox. The Origin and Evolution of Life in the Universe. Asteroid Belts of Just the Right Size are Friendly to Life (11/01/2012. NASA Astrobiology. Contact500_Micael_Reynaud.gif (Image GIF, 500x375 pixels)

SunAeon Solar System Simulator. The Planetary Society. Alien Earths Online - Hubble Telescope Reveals Deepest View of Universe Ever. Total Solar Eclipse 2012 photos, near Mount Carbine, Queensland, Australia. November 14, Queensland, Australia Homepage Astrophotos Australia 2012 photos Purchase Photos!

Total Solar Eclipse 2012 photos, near Mount Carbine, Queensland, Australia

Total Solar Eclipse of November 14, 2012, as seen from a hilltop about 20 miles west of the Outback town of Mount Carbine, Queensland, along the Mulligan Highway (Peninsula Development Road), a road only paved in recent years. Heading inland to get away from coastal showers and clouds which were promising to interfere with the viewing, we drove some 150 miles into the outback to find a good spot the day before and settled upon a remote hillside, up along a dirt track that pulled away from the main road. The location was about 40 miles inland, and 67 miles from Cairns, as the crow flies. About 20 other cars camped out here as well under very dark skies.

Astronomy Picture of the Day! Stanford Solar Center. Space Science. Carter Emmart demos a 3D atlas of the universe. Astronomy. Powers of Ten. Based on the film by Charles and Ray Eames. An Eames Office Website. Top 100 Astronomers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of. How many of the faces above do you recognise? For a long time, I’ve wanted to investigate the the “who’s who” of astronomy via the literature but haven’t had the means.

I’ve teamed up with Andy Casey who has written a neat ADS-python module to access the ADS publication database. It is still early days at the moment so we’ve mainly been brainstorming but we figured we should start with the basics: most cited astronomers. There will be more posts to follow as we have more ideas under construction. For this exercise I just needed the raw list of names and citation count. If you clone the initial script and simply add the following snippet, it will search Google images and download the first 3 images it finds. Then after using opencv to do facial recognition, one can extract the faces in the appropriate images. It must be said that though raw citation count is not necessarily and indicator of ‘the best astronomer’ it is one such measure the academic community uses to quantify “influence”.

Scale of Universe - Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool. The Carl Sagan Portal. A video map of motions in the nearby universe. ( —An international team of researchers, including University of Hawaii at Manoa astronomer Brent Tully, has mapped the motions of structures of the nearby universe in greater detail than ever before.

A video map of motions in the nearby universe

The maps are presented as a video, which provides a dynamic three-dimensional representation of the universe through the use of rotation, panning, and zooming. The video was announced last week at the conference "Cosmic Flows: Observations and Simulations" in Marseille, France, that honored the career and 70th birthday of Tully. Hubble data predicts Milky Way galactic collision. When Galaxies Collide!

Hubble data predicts Milky Way galactic collision

It sounds like an early science fiction novel. However, analysis of Hubble measurements shows that our own Milky Way galaxy is moving toward a head-on collision with our nearest neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy (also known as M31). The collision will start in about four billion years, and over the following three billion years the two spiral galaxies will coalesce into a large elliptical galaxy. Based on this data, NASA has produced a video of the upcoming collision. View all. 100,000 Stars. Google Earth Satellites. - A Clear Voice for Science. M104b_peris2048.jpg (Image JPEG, 2048x1410 pixels)

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