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Rho Ophiuchus Widefield

Astronomy Picture of the Day for 27 Jul The clouds surrounding the star system Rho Ophiuchi compose one of the closest star forming regions. Rho Ophiuchi itself is a binary star system visible in the light-colored region on the image right.

Orion's Belt Continued

fyeahastropics: “Orion’s Belt Continued Credit & Copyright: Alan Smallbone Explanation: Yesterday’s skyscape featured Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, the stars of Orion’s Belt. Today’s also presents.

Evidence of gravitational lensing and the light-bending effects of dark matter

Evidence of gravitational lensing and the light-bending effects of dark matter

Earth at Twilight

Earth at Twilight-- Image Credit: ISS Expedition 2 Crew, Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth, NASA

How I wish I could see this many stars at night, instead of the five I get on a clear night. : (

A Transcendentalist place to go is a place where you can look at the stars. The trees in this picture represent how people reach for the stars. A peaceful and quiet place like this is definitely a transcendentalist location.

This is so beautiful I could  stare at this for a good while, like a piece of art.

Featured Image: the cosmic ice sculptures of the Carina Nebula via Hubblesite. The visible space is big, complex and can be incredibly beautiful. This list of 9 pictures gathers the most beautiful images of our universe I could find.

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Star cluster NGC 6193 and nebula NGC 6188 - This image, taken by OmegaCAM on the VLT Survey Telescope at Paranal Observatory, shows a section of the Ara stellar association.