Two of Saturn’s moons Mimas (right) and Dion ( left)
Mimas and Pandora orbit Saturn, image taken in visible light (link)
Saturn’s rings and shadows taken in visible light (link)
Dione crosses Saturn’s rings (link)
Moons Enceladus (left) and Janus hover above the rings of Saturn (link)
Saturn’s moons Prometheus sculpting the F ring while Daphnis (too small to discern in this image) raises waves on the edges of the Keeler gap (link)
“Just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon.(…) The back-lighting highlights over a dozen layers of haze in Pluto’s tenuous but distended atmosphere. The scene is 1,250 kilometers (780 miles) wide.”
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All images from the project The Rehearsal of Space & the Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite, by Portuguese photographer and author Edgar Martins
previously: When Light Casts No Shadow
Astronomer Brent Tully has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space and clarify Great Attractor‘s role. Brent Tully and his team have determined that our own Milky Way galaxy is part of a newly identified ginormous supercluster of galaxies, the so-called Laniakea (aka immense heaven in Hawaiian).
The above illustration is an imaginary supergalactic plane of the Laniakea Supercluster, created by DP at CEA/Saclay, France. Each white dot is an individual galaxy; The blue dot to the right is our location, the Milky Way, located near the boundaries of the Laniakea. Red regions have lots of galaxies, dark blue regions are voids with few. The white lines represent flow streams, along which galaxies are moving toward the center of mass of Laniakea. Check out the following video from Nature for more.
found @ Valentina Tanni’s blog
Using a gradient filter on imagery captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, scientist were able to enhance places of contrast around the sun, making its explosive plasma loops not only more stunning, but also easier to study.
These huge arcs of solar material, which are constrained by magnetic fields, can swirl slowly on the edge of the sun for hours, sometimes even days.
More info here. Link to video.