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selleearth It may not look like it, but this is a picture of the sun's atmosphere. The entire sun is hidden under the blue dot. If a million Earths would fit inside the sun, imagine how many Earths could fit inside the sun's atmosphere! The beautiful auroras seen last week are the result of the sun ejecting electric particles. #Repost from @nasagoddard with @repostapp --- Earth-Directed X-Class Flare and CME -- An active region just about squarely facing Earth erupted with an X 1.6 flare (largest class) as well as a coronal mass ejection (CME) on Sept. 10-11, 2014. This event featured both a long flare decay time and a storm of electrically charged, energetic particles. The particles can be seen as bright white specks scattering across the frames. The coronagraph movie shows the cloud of particles expanding in all directions as if it were creating a halo around the Sun.

Data shows that the CME was heading towards Earth that could generate strong aurora displays several days later. In coronagraph images the Sun (represented by the small white circle in the center) is blocked by an occulting disk so that we can observe faint features in the corona and beyond.

Credit: NASA/ESA/Goddard/SOHO #nasagoddard #sun #cme #flare #earth
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nasagoddard Earth-Directed X-Class Flare and CME -- An active region just about squarely facing Earth erupted with an X 1.6 flare (largest class) as well as a coronal mass ejection (CME) on Sept. 10-11, 2014. This event featured both a long flare decay time and a storm of electrically charged, energetic particles. The particles can be seen as bright white specks scattering across the frames. The coronagraph movie shows the cloud of particles expanding in all directions as if it were creating a halo around the Sun.

Data shows that the CME was heading towards Earth that could generate strong aurora displays several days later. In coronagraph images the Sun (represented by the small white circle in the center) is blocked by an occulting disk so that we can observe faint features in the corona and beyond.

Credit: NASA/ESA/Goddard/SOHO #nasagoddard #sun #cme #flare #earth
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thereal215lloyd NASA's STEREO (Behind) satellite captured this magnificent coronal mass ejection (associated with an M-class flare) that flung a long stream of plasma into space (Aug. 24, 2014). We have combined a view of the Sun in extreme UV light with a broader visible light view of the Sun's corona. It is interesting to note that a lot of the plasma, lacking sufficient kinetic energy to break free from the Sun's gravity, was pulled back into the Sun. Credit: NASA/Goddard/STEREO #nasagoddard #sun #space Cc @nasagoddard
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thereal215lloyd New research led by NASA researchers has found populations of the microscopic marine plants, phytoplankton, have decreased in the Northern Hemisphere. An analysis using a NASA model in combination with ocean satellite data between 1998 and 2012, showed a 1% decrease of phytoplankton per year. Research: Decadal Trends in Global Pelagic Ocean Chlorophyll: A New Assessment Combining Multiple Satellites, In Situ Data and Models, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center #nasagoddard #science Cc: @nasagoddard
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papaj89 Far beyond the stars in the constellation of Leo (The Lion) is irregular galaxy IC 559 #rp #nasagoddard @nasagoddard 3d

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crewislife #Repost from @nasagoddard --- Far beyond the stars in the constellation of Leo (The Lion) is irregular galaxy IC 559.
IC 559 is not your everyday galaxy. With its irregular shape and bright blue spattering of stars, it is a fascinating galactic anomaly. It may look like sparse cloud, but it is in fact full of gas and dust which is spawning new stars.

Discovered in 1893, IC 559 lacks the symmetrical spiral appearance of some of its galactic peers and not does not conform to a regular shape. It is actually classified as a “type Sm” galaxy — an irregular galaxy with some evidence for a spiral structure.

Irregular galaxies make up about a quarter of all known galaxies and do not fall into any of the regular classes of the Hubble sequence. Most of these uniquely shaped galaxies were not always so — IC 559 may have once been a conventional spiral galaxy that was then distorted and twisted by the gravity of a nearby cosmic companion.

This image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3, combines a wide range of wavelengths spanning the ultraviolet, optical, and infrared parts of the spectrum.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, D. Calzetti (UMass) and the LEGUS Team #nasagoddard #hubble #space #galaxy #star
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nasagoddard Far beyond the stars in the constellation of Leo (The Lion) is irregular galaxy IC 559.
IC 559 is not your everyday galaxy. With its irregular shape and bright blue spattering of stars, it is a fascinating galactic anomaly. It may look like sparse cloud, but it is in fact full of gas and dust which is spawning new stars.

Discovered in 1893, IC 559 lacks the symmetrical spiral appearance of some of its galactic peers and not does not conform to a regular shape. It is actually classified as a “type Sm” galaxy — an irregular galaxy with some evidence for a spiral structure.

Irregular galaxies make up about a quarter of all known galaxies and do not fall into any of the regular classes of the Hubble sequence. Most of these uniquely shaped galaxies were not always so — IC 559 may have once been a conventional spiral galaxy that was then distorted and twisted by the gravity of a nearby cosmic companion.

This image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3, combines a wide range of wavelengths spanning the ultraviolet, optical, and infrared parts of the spectrum.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, D. Calzetti (UMass) and the LEGUS Team #nasagoddard #hubble #space #galaxy #star
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medschoolposts Predators also play a role in this phenomenon but my hypothesis is that they die due to the changes in temperature that have taken place during the lasts 10-15 years. In other words, global warming. @nasagoddard ---- New research led by NASA researchers has found populations of the microscopic marine plants, phytoplankton, have decreased in the Northern Hemisphere. An analysis using a NASA model in combination with ocean satellite data between 1998 and 2012, showed a 1% decrease of phytoplankton per year.

Research: Decadal Trends in Global Pelagic Ocean Chlorophyll: A New Assessment Combining Multiple Satellites, In Situ Data and Models, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center #nasagoddard #science
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nasagoddard New research led by NASA researchers has found populations of the microscopic marine plants, phytoplankton, have decreased in the Northern Hemisphere. An analysis using a NASA model in combination with ocean satellite data between 1998 and 2012, showed a 1% decrease of phytoplankton per year.

Research: Decadal Trends in Global Pelagic Ocean Chlorophyll: A New Assessment Combining Multiple Satellites, In Situ Data and Models, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center #nasagoddard #science
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  •   justgara29 cos so far, youre the only one doing this. I think its really your passion. Im a self-proclaimed crazy one but not as artistic as you. Im looking forward to learning new crafts, atleast one. :-) 3d
  •   justgara29 btw, this is my most favorite so far. the rest were good also but this is the one I like the most 3d
  •   stickymisadventures @justgara29 Passion is key. I'm definitely having fun, though it's a lot of work. This isn't my favorite but I'm glad it's yours. Thanks for sharing. It helps shape my ideas about where this adventure is going. 3d
  •   guto.lamartine Favorite so far 2d
  •   xjayliq Onthereal 8h
  •   stickymisadventures @xjayliq Thanks man. 6h
  •   mblindy55 Another good one keep up the great work 5h
  •   stickymisadventures @mblindy55 :) Thanks! 4h

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trianon69 #Repost from @nasagoddard with @repostapp

Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star after Two Decades of Searching -- This is an artist’s impression of supernova 1993J, which exploded in the galaxy M81. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have identified the blue helium-burning companion star, seen at the center of the expanding nebula of debris from the supernova. "This is like a crime scene, and we finally identified the robber," said Alex Filippenko, professor of astronomy at University of California (UC) at Berkeley. "The companion star stole a bunch of hydrogen before the primary star exploded." SN 1993J is an example of a Type IIb supernova, unusual stellar explosions that contains much less hydrogen than found in a typical supernova. Astronomers believe the companion star took most of the hydrogen surrounding the exploding main star and continued to burn as a super-hot helium star.

Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Bacon (STScI) #nasagoddard #Hubble #galaxy #space #star #supernova
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Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star after Two Decades of Searching -- This is an artist’s impression of supernova 1993J, which exploded in the galaxy M81. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have identified the blue helium-burning companion star, seen at the center of the expanding nebula of debris from the supernova. "This is like a crime scene, and we finally identified the robber," said Alex Filippenko, professor of astronomy at University of California (UC) at Berkeley. "The companion star stole a bunch of hydrogen before the primary star exploded." SN 1993J is an example of a Type IIb supernova, unusual stellar explosions that contains much less hydrogen than found in a typical supernova. Astronomers believe the companion star took most of the hydrogen surrounding the exploding main star and continued to burn as a super-hot helium star.

Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Bacon (STScI) #nasagoddard #Hubble #galaxy #space #star #supernova
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