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CALVIN: If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.
HOBBES: How so?
CALVIN: Well, when you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day

Analog photograph of milkway, by Carlos Miyama. Total Solar Eclipse over Svalbard taken by Thanakrit Santikunaporn. Blood moon framed by moss-covered branches. Ruins of a Roman villa in Nora, near Pula, Sardinia, Italy. Solar Eclipse photographs by Miloslav Druckmüller. Shot by Czech photographer Miloslav Druckmüller from the Brno University of Technology, these amazing composite images capture the moon during a total solar eclipse revealing a vast solar corona.

To achieve the crystal clear effect the shots are comprised from some 40+ photos taken with two different lenses. Additional clarity was achieved due to the incredibly remote location chosen to view the eclipse from, a pier just outside the Enewetak Radiological Observatory on the Marshall Islands, smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. You can see several more images from the project at Druckmüller’s website and don’t miss this much higher resolution version including some 209 stars. All images courtesy the photographer. The Sun photographed from the same spot, at the same hour, on different days throughout the year. Northern lights over glacial lagoon in Jökulsárlón, Iceland. The Moon and Saturn. The Milky Way over Aitutaki in the Cook-islands. Bonneville Salt Flats at Night photographed by Martin van Hemert.

The Milky Way over Piton de l'Eau on Reunion Island, taken by Luc Perrot. By Eddie Wrenn Published: 16:27 GMT, 26 June 2012 | Updated: 07:20 GMT, 27 June 2012 Occasionally an image comes along which is simply breath-taking. This, we humbly submit, is one of them, an image of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way galaxy, stretching in an immense band across the skies and giving us just the tiniest glimpse of the vastness of our universe around us. The image was taken by astrophotographer Luc Perrot on the French island of Réunion, to the East of Madagascar, who reports that he waited two years to get the perfect light conditions. But it was worth it. Simply stunning: Photographer Luc Perrot photographed this amazing view of the Milky Way The image was taken earlier this month at the Piton de l'Eau on Reunion Island.

In the foreground, surrounded by bushes and trees, lies a water-filled volcanic crater serenely reflecting starlight. A careful inspection near the image center will locate Piton des Neiges, the highest peak on the island, situated several kilometers away. Stars over Yellowstone. Mercury. A dark night illuminated. Long-exposure photograph of fireflies and stars.

Stars over a still lake. Satellite passing by overhead. Quivertrees. Stars. Hurricane on Saturn's North Pole. Gorgeous. Super Moon at the Temple of Poseidon. Galactic Monsoon taken at Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, by Bret Webster. View of longest lasting lunar eclipse in recent history (~6 mins) Hubble Heritage Gallery of Images. Milkyway over Joshua Tree in California. Aurora Borealis & Surfer. Earth Science Picture of the Day. Pictures of the year 2010: space - Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer telescope images. Hubble Space Telescope. Nebula. Orion Nebula. Milky Way above Montana. Twinkle, Twinkle. Beached Ship. The Aurora.