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User Image the_mythical_man Posted: Feb 21, 2018 8:35 PM (UTC)

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User Image stunningscience101 Posted: Feb 21, 2018 8:30 PM (UTC)

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A small meteorite on Mars's surface, photographed by NASA's Curiousity Rover. Also seen are cracks filled with compounds remenants of an ancient ocean. I bet we will find some form of ancient bacterial life there soon.
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C'est fait. Après un voyage de presque deux ans à destination de Mars, dont seize mois à freiner autour de la Planète rouge, la sonde Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) de la mission ExoMars 2016, a terminé sa phase d'aérofreinage autour de Mars. C'était la première fois que l'Agence spatiale européenne utilisait cette manœuvre pour approcher la sonde de son orbite définitive en consommant le moins possible de masse d'ergols.

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User Image aimee.vee Posted: Feb 21, 2018 8:20 PM (UTC)

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Haven’t posted an original in a really long time, so here is a snippet from my original song “Orbit” 😌 #originalsong #orbit #music
User Image astro.marco Posted: Feb 21, 2018 7:35 PM (UTC)

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Mayall’s object (also known as Arp 148) is the stunning result of an encounter between two galaxies resulting in a ring-shaped galaxy and a long-tailed companion, located almost 465 million light-years away within the constellation Ursa Major. The pair extends across 80 thousand light-years.
The collision between the two parent galaxies produced a shockwave effect that first drew matter into the center and then caused it to propagate outwards in a ring. The elongated companion perpendicular to the ring suggests that Arp 148 offers a unique view of a collision in progress.
What probably has been the core of the “target” galaxy can be seen as a small yellow area at 5 o’clock inside the newly formed ring. Massive star formation dominates the ring. Infrared observations also reveal a strong obscuration region that appears as a dark dust lane across the nucleus in optical light.
This interacting pair of galaxies is included as number 148 in Arp’s “Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies”, a catalog of 338 peculiar galaxies produced by Halton Arp. This catalog was meant to provide examples of various types of galaxies as a guide for study of the origin and evolution of galaxies, at a time (the mid-1960’s) when astronomers had little idea what that involved. Although the Atlas was intended only as a sampling, rather than an inclusive listing of galaxies, it contains a number of interesting objects which are often referred to by their Arp numbers.
Galaxies can and do merge. In the past, collisions were more common when the Universe was smaller and the islands of stars were much closer to each other. While mergers are less frequent today, they still do occur. Right now, our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is consuming the Sagittarius dwarf elliptical galaxy. But in about two billion years the Milky Way and the giant Andromeda Galaxy will collide.
In this Hubble image you’ll find a great many of the faint “stars” which are really distant anonymous galaxies.
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User Image plasma.gary Posted: Feb 21, 2018 6:40 PM (UTC)

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Jupiter in Infrared from Hubble .
Jupiter looks a bit different in infrared light. To better understand Jupiter's cloud motions and to help NASA's robotic Juno spacecraft understand the planetary context of the small fields that it sees, the Hubble Space Telescope is being directed to regularly image the entire Jovian giant. The colors of Jupiter being monitored go beyond the normal human visual range to include both ultraviolet and infrared light. Featured here in 2016, three bands of near-infrared light have been digitally reassigned into a mapped color image. Jupiter appears different in infrared partly because the amount of sunlight reflected back is distinct, giving differing cloud heights and latitudes discrepant brightnesess. Nevertheless, many familiar features on Jupiter remain, including the light zones and dark belts that circle the planet near the equator, the Great Red Spot on the lower left, and the string-of-pearls storm systems south of the Great Red Spot. The poles glow because high altitute haze there is energized by charged particles from Jupiter's magnetosphere. Juno has now completed 10 of 12 planned science orbits of Jupiter and continues to record data that are helping humanity to understand not only Jupiter's weather but what lies beneath Jupiter's thick clouds.
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble; Data: Michael Wong (UC Berkeley) et al.; Processing & License: Judy Schmidt .
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User Image westonhomesplc Posted: Feb 21, 2018 6:36 PM (UTC)

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