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inothernews:

EASY AS 1,2,3  Saturn’s B rings are captured by the Cassini spacecraft. The C ring is also visible inside the B ring and the A ring is seen near the top and bottom of the image. Scientists are trying to better understand the origin and nature of the various structures seen in the B ring, the densest and most massive of all the rings.  (Photo: NASA via The Telegraph)

inothernews:

EASY AS 1,2,3  Saturn’s B rings are captured by the Cassini spacecraft. The C ring is also visible inside the B ring and the A ring is seen near the top and bottom of the image. Scientists are trying to better understand the origin and nature of the various structures seen in the B ring, the densest and most massive of all the rings.  (Photo: NASA via The Telegraph)

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ikenbot:

Earth at Night
This new global view of Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite.
Credit: NASA’s Earth Observatory/NOAA/DOD
The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth’s land surface and islands. This new data was then mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet.
The image was made possible by the satellite’s “day-night band” of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and reflected moonlight.
The day-night band observed Hurricane Sandy, illuminated by moonlight, making landfall over New Jersey on the evening of Oct. 29. Night images showed the widespread power outages that left millions in darkness in the wake of the storm.

ikenbot:

Earth at Night

This new global view of Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite.

Credit: NASA’s Earth Observatory/NOAA/DOD

The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth’s land surface and islands. This new data was then mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet.

The image was made possible by the satellite’s “day-night band” of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and reflected moonlight.

The day-night band observed Hurricane Sandy, illuminated by moonlight, making landfall over New Jersey on the evening of Oct. 29. Night images showed the widespread power outages that left millions in darkness in the wake of the storm.

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There may be a hundred billion planetary systems in the galaxy awaiting exploration. Not one of those worlds will be identical to Earth. A few will be hospitable; most will appear hostile. Many will be achingly beautiful. In some wolds there will be many suns in the daytime sky, many moons in the heavens at night, or great particle ring systems soaring from horizon to horizon. Some moons will be so close that their planet will loom high in the heavens, covering half the sky. And some worlds will look out into a vast gaseous nebula, all those skies, rich in distant and exotic constellations, there will be a faint yellow star — perhaps barely seen by the naked eye, perhaps visible only through the telescope — the home star of the fleet of interstellar transports exploring this tiny region of the Milky Way Galaxy.

The themes of space and time are, we have seen, intertwined. Worlds and stars, like people, are born, live and die. The lifetime of a human being measured in decades; the lifetime of the Sun is a hundred million times longer. Compared to a star, we are like mayflies, fleeting ephemeral creatures who live out their whole lives in the course of a single day. From the point of view of a mayfly, human beings are stolid, boring, almost entirely immovable, offering hardly a hint that they ever do anything. From the point of view of a star, a human being is a tiny flash, one of the billions of brief lives flickering tenuously on the surface of a strangely cold, anomalously solid, exotically remote sphere of silicate and iron.

In all these other worlds in space there are events in progress, occurrences that will determine their futures. And on our small planet, this moment in history is a historical branch point as profound as the confrontation of the Ionian scientists with the mystics 2,500 years ago. What we do with our world in this time will propagate down though the centuries and powerfully determine the destiny of our descendants and their fate, if any, among the stars.

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— Carl Sagan — Travels in Space and TimeCosmos (via ikenbot)

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looking-at-the-universe:

Jupiter’s eye

looking-at-the-universe:

Jupiter’s eye

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kemetically-ankhtified:

astrotastic:

the-star-stuff:

fuckjeffcruz:

clairebearer:

isawitinyoureyes:

Holy shit

GUYS, WE ARE FUCKING TINY.
the more i look at this, the scarier it is
forever fucking reblog. This is probably the most interesting/awesome thing I’ve ever seen on tumblr, LOL *__*
MIND BLOWN
Shout out to whoever made this. Finally something that is really worth knowing.
If you want to feel even more insignificant, don’t forget the HUDF images of galaxies..HUDF Image


O.O wtf..

^^ this.


Wow I’m glad a post like this has gotten so popular, good job tumblr

mindthefuckblown

kemetically-ankhtified:

astrotastic:

the-star-stuff:

fuckjeffcruz:

clairebearer:

isawitinyoureyes:

Holy shit

GUYS, WE ARE FUCKING TINY.

the more i look at this, the scarier it is

forever fucking reblog. This is probably the most interesting/awesome thing I’ve ever seen on tumblr, LOL *__*

MIND BLOWN

Shout out to whoever made this. Finally something that is really worth knowing.

If you want to feel even more insignificant, don’t forget the HUDF images of galaxies..
HUDF Image

O.O wtf..

^^ this.

Wow I’m glad a post like this has gotten so popular, good job tumblr

mindthefuckblown

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