«Somos el medio para que el cosmos se conozca a sí mismo.»

Carl Sagan

Hubble ha descubierto un objeto improbable en un lugar insólito
Una de las galaxias más densas conocidas hasta la fecha.
Si viviésemos en una galaxia como la M60-UCD1, las noches serían súper brillantes, con al menos un millón de estrellas visibles en contraste con las cuatro mil estrellas que vemos desde la tierra.

ucresearch:

Seeing a supernovae within hours of the explosion
For the first time ever, scientists have gathered direct evidence of a rare Wolf-Rayet star being linked to a specific type of stellar explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. Peter Nugent of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says they caught this star – a whopping 360 million light years away – just a few hours after it exploded.
Hear more about this discovery →

ucresearch:

Seeing a supernovae within hours of the explosion

For the first time ever, scientists have gathered direct evidence of a rare Wolf-Rayet star being linked to a specific type of stellar explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. Peter Nugent of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says they caught this star – a whopping 360 million light years away – just a few hours after it exploded.

Hear more about this discovery →

(vía christinetheastrophysicist)

bobbycaputo:

ISS Astronaut Captures the Thousand-Mile Shadows Clouds Cast on Earth’s Surface
Hovering somwhere between 205 and 255 miles above Earth is the International Space Station, currently housing six intrepid explorers that are hurtling through space at roughly 4.8 miles per second.
And one of those individuals is Alexander Gerst, a geophysicist who spends a great deal of his time on the ISS holding a camera and putting it to use taking pictures of our planet.
Since his arrival on the vehicle this past June, he’s taken some truly spectacular shots, capturing hurricanes in actions, massive floods, blinding dust storms and more.
And yet, with all of these incredible subjects under his belt, it’s his photos of clouds and cloud shadows that are garnering the most attention as of late.
(Continue Reading)
bobbycaputo:

ISS Astronaut Captures the Thousand-Mile Shadows Clouds Cast on Earth’s Surface
Hovering somwhere between 205 and 255 miles above Earth is the International Space Station, currently housing six intrepid explorers that are hurtling through space at roughly 4.8 miles per second.
And one of those individuals is Alexander Gerst, a geophysicist who spends a great deal of his time on the ISS holding a camera and putting it to use taking pictures of our planet.
Since his arrival on the vehicle this past June, he’s taken some truly spectacular shots, capturing hurricanes in actions, massive floods, blinding dust storms and more.
And yet, with all of these incredible subjects under his belt, it’s his photos of clouds and cloud shadows that are garnering the most attention as of late.
(Continue Reading)
bobbycaputo:

ISS Astronaut Captures the Thousand-Mile Shadows Clouds Cast on Earth’s Surface
Hovering somwhere between 205 and 255 miles above Earth is the International Space Station, currently housing six intrepid explorers that are hurtling through space at roughly 4.8 miles per second.
And one of those individuals is Alexander Gerst, a geophysicist who spends a great deal of his time on the ISS holding a camera and putting it to use taking pictures of our planet.
Since his arrival on the vehicle this past June, he’s taken some truly spectacular shots, capturing hurricanes in actions, massive floods, blinding dust storms and more.
And yet, with all of these incredible subjects under his belt, it’s his photos of clouds and cloud shadows that are garnering the most attention as of late.
(Continue Reading)
bobbycaputo:

ISS Astronaut Captures the Thousand-Mile Shadows Clouds Cast on Earth’s Surface
Hovering somwhere between 205 and 255 miles above Earth is the International Space Station, currently housing six intrepid explorers that are hurtling through space at roughly 4.8 miles per second.
And one of those individuals is Alexander Gerst, a geophysicist who spends a great deal of his time on the ISS holding a camera and putting it to use taking pictures of our planet.
Since his arrival on the vehicle this past June, he’s taken some truly spectacular shots, capturing hurricanes in actions, massive floods, blinding dust storms and more.
And yet, with all of these incredible subjects under his belt, it’s his photos of clouds and cloud shadows that are garnering the most attention as of late.
(Continue Reading)
bobbycaputo:

ISS Astronaut Captures the Thousand-Mile Shadows Clouds Cast on Earth’s Surface
Hovering somwhere between 205 and 255 miles above Earth is the International Space Station, currently housing six intrepid explorers that are hurtling through space at roughly 4.8 miles per second.
And one of those individuals is Alexander Gerst, a geophysicist who spends a great deal of his time on the ISS holding a camera and putting it to use taking pictures of our planet.
Since his arrival on the vehicle this past June, he’s taken some truly spectacular shots, capturing hurricanes in actions, massive floods, blinding dust storms and more.
And yet, with all of these incredible subjects under his belt, it’s his photos of clouds and cloud shadows that are garnering the most attention as of late.
(Continue Reading)
bobbycaputo:

ISS Astronaut Captures the Thousand-Mile Shadows Clouds Cast on Earth’s Surface
Hovering somwhere between 205 and 255 miles above Earth is the International Space Station, currently housing six intrepid explorers that are hurtling through space at roughly 4.8 miles per second.
And one of those individuals is Alexander Gerst, a geophysicist who spends a great deal of his time on the ISS holding a camera and putting it to use taking pictures of our planet.
Since his arrival on the vehicle this past June, he’s taken some truly spectacular shots, capturing hurricanes in actions, massive floods, blinding dust storms and more.
And yet, with all of these incredible subjects under his belt, it’s his photos of clouds and cloud shadows that are garnering the most attention as of late.
(Continue Reading)

bobbycaputo:

ISS Astronaut Captures the Thousand-Mile Shadows Clouds Cast on Earth’s Surface

Hovering somwhere between 205 and 255 miles above Earth is the International Space Station, currently housing six intrepid explorers that are hurtling through space at roughly 4.8 miles per second.

And one of those individuals is Alexander Gerst, a geophysicist who spends a great deal of his time on the ISS holding a camera and putting it to use taking pictures of our planet.

Since his arrival on the vehicle this past June, he’s taken some truly spectacular shots, capturing hurricanes in actions, massive floods, blinding dust storms and more.

And yet, with all of these incredible subjects under his belt, it’s his photos of clouds and cloud shadows that are garnering the most attention as of late.

(Continue Reading)

astroperlas:

Neptuno visto por la Voyager 2 (NASA / JPL / Björn Jónsson).

Vía.

humanoidhistory:

Jupiter’s satellite Io, observed by Voyager 1 at about 4:30 p.m. (PST) March 2, 1979. (NASA)

(vía infinity-imagined)

beautifulmars:

Edge of a North Polar Erg Dubbed Windy City

Polo norte de Marte, región apodada “Windy City”
beautifulmars:

Edge of a North Polar Erg Dubbed Windy City

Polo norte de Marte, región apodada “Windy City”

beautifulmars:

Edge of a North Polar Erg Dubbed Windy City

Polo norte de Marte, región apodada “Windy City”

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infinity-imagined:




Comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko, imaged by the Rosetta spacecraft in August 2014.  Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit a comet, it has been traveling for more than 10 years to reach 67P, which is currently between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.  Later this year Rosetta will deploy a lander named Philae to the surface of the comet to determine its composition.  Observations of 67P will continue through its closest approach to the Sun in August 2015, revealing the changes that occur as the temperature of the comet increases.
infinity-imagined:




Comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko, imaged by the Rosetta spacecraft in August 2014.  Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit a comet, it has been traveling for more than 10 years to reach 67P, which is currently between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.  Later this year Rosetta will deploy a lander named Philae to the surface of the comet to determine its composition.  Observations of 67P will continue through its closest approach to the Sun in August 2015, revealing the changes that occur as the temperature of the comet increases.
infinity-imagined:




Comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko, imaged by the Rosetta spacecraft in August 2014.  Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit a comet, it has been traveling for more than 10 years to reach 67P, which is currently between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.  Later this year Rosetta will deploy a lander named Philae to the surface of the comet to determine its composition.  Observations of 67P will continue through its closest approach to the Sun in August 2015, revealing the changes that occur as the temperature of the comet increases.
infinity-imagined:




Comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko, imaged by the Rosetta spacecraft in August 2014.  Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit a comet, it has been traveling for more than 10 years to reach 67P, which is currently between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.  Later this year Rosetta will deploy a lander named Philae to the surface of the comet to determine its composition.  Observations of 67P will continue through its closest approach to the Sun in August 2015, revealing the changes that occur as the temperature of the comet increases.
infinity-imagined:




Comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko, imaged by the Rosetta spacecraft in August 2014.  Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit a comet, it has been traveling for more than 10 years to reach 67P, which is currently between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.  Later this year Rosetta will deploy a lander named Philae to the surface of the comet to determine its composition.  Observations of 67P will continue through its closest approach to the Sun in August 2015, revealing the changes that occur as the temperature of the comet increases.

infinity-imagined:

Comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko, imaged by the Rosetta spacecraft in August 2014.  Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit a comet, it has been traveling for more than 10 years to reach 67P, which is currently between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.  Later this year Rosetta will deploy a lander named Philae to the surface of the comet to determine its composition.  Observations of 67P will continue through its closest approach to the Sun in August 2015, revealing the changes that occur as the temperature of the comet increases.

s-c-i-guy:

South Pole of Neptune

The South Pole of Neptune as taken by Voyager 2

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(vía christinetheastrophysicist)

“El resultado más interesante es que las bacterias entran en estado de hibernación en el interior de estos patrones desecados, aunque luego son capaces de ‘revivir’ con una simple rehidratación”, apunta Gómez, quien subraya una consecuencia muy importante desde el punto de vista astrobiológico: “Dada la riqueza y complejidad de estas formaciones, podrían servir como biofirmas en la búsqueda de vida en ambientes extremadamente áridos fuera de nuestro planeta, como la superficie de Marte o la del satélite Europa de Júpiter”.

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