35 Stunning Hi-Res “Public Domain” Astronomy Images | BittBox
35 Stunning Hi-Res “Public Domain” Astronomy Images
Some beautiful real, super high resolution images of space. Will make great desktop wallpaper.
Fotos de astronomia em domínio público — e com alta resolução.Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Found in space
auf dieser flickr-group werden deine himmelsfotografien nach den abgebildeten sternbildern aufgelöst. kewl:)
The “blind astrometry server” is a program which monitors the Astrometry group on Flickr, looking for new photos of the night sky. It then analyzes each photo, and from the unique star positions shown it figures out what part of the sky was photographed and what interesting planets, galaxies or nebulae are contained within. Not only does the photographer get a high-quality description of what’s in their photo, but the main Astrometry.net project gets a new image to add to its storehouse of knowledge.
Crowd-sourced sky cataloguing.BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Black hole confirmed in Milky Way
They tracked the movement of 28 stars circling the centre of the Milky Way, using two telescopes in Chile. The black hole, said to be 27,000 light years from Earth, is four million times bigger than the Sun, according to the paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Black holes are objects whose gravity is so great that nothing - including light - can escape them.
There is a giant black hole at the centre of our galaxy, a 16-year study by German astronomers has confirmed. They tracked the movement of 28 stars circling the centre of the Milky Way, using two telescopes in Chile.
We're being sucked into a black hole! Oh noes! Or radiating out from one. ;^)Our world may be a giant hologram - space - 15 January 2009 - New Scientist
Superb article on Space
article from New Scientist about the world being a hologram
According to Craig Hogan, a physicist at the Fermilab particle physics lab in Batavia, Illinois, GEO600 has stumbled upon the fundamental limit of space-time - the point where space-time stops behaving like the smooth continuum Einstein described and instead dissolves into "grains", just as a newspaper photograph dissolves into dots as you zoom in. (..) If this doesn't blow your socks off, then Hogan, who has just been appointed director of Fermilab's Center for Particle Astrophysics, has an even bigger shock in store: "If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram."
A noise floor found in very small measurements means that our entire universe could be holographic. If true, this could have wide-ranging applications in space exploration, physics, computer science, philosophy, and other fields.
"The idea that we live in a hologram probably sounds absurd, but it is a natural extension of our best understanding of black holes, and something with a pretty firm theoretical footing. It has also been surprisingly helpful for physicists wrestling with theories of how the universe works at its most fundamental level."Space storm alert: 90 seconds from catastrophe - space - 23 March 2009 - New Scientist
"A year later and millions of Americans are dead and the nation's infrastructure lies in tatters. The World Bank declares America a developing nation."
A fierce solar storm could lead to a global disaster on an unprecedented scale – it's time to heed the warnings
Interesting article from New Science describing how a "coronal mass ejection" from the Sun could melt down the electrical power gird. ".... Over the last few decades, western civilisations have busily sown the seeds of their own destruction. Our modern way of life, with its reliance on technology, has unwittingly exposed us to an extraordinary danger: plasma balls spewed from the surface of the sun could wipe out our power grids, with catastrophic consequences..." The article does offer a solution: upgrade the ACE solar satellite, to detect an electro magnetic surge and provide power grid operators with about 15 minutes to shut down their systems. The article does not discuss another possible option: stop building centralized power sources that demand increasingly massive power grids. Instead, concentrate on meeting energy needs using localized sources of powerHulu - Cosmos
The entire Cosmos series, by Carl Sagan, for free on Hulu.
My all-time favorite TV series after the Sandbaggers. Carl Sagan, RIP.
Carl Sagan. to quote scalzi: "the internet has justified its existence."
Show description: In 1980, the landmark series Cosmos premiered on public television. Since then, it is estimated that more than a billion people around the planet have seen it. Cosmos chronicles the evolution of the planet and efforts to find our place in the universe.
Show description: In 1980, the landmark series Cosmos premiered on public television. Since then, it is estimated that more than a billion people around the planet have seen it. Cosmos chronicles the evolution of the planet and efforts to find our place in the universe. Each of the 13 episodes focuses on a specific aspaceb.jpg (JPEG Image, 1280x8149 pixels)
earth compared to other stars and galaxies
Feeling small13 things that do not make sense - space - 19 March 2005 - New Scientist
from New ScientistCassini's continued mission - The Big Picture - Boston.com
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is now a nearly a year into its extended mission, called Cassini Equinox (after its initial 4-year mission ended in June, 2008). The spacecraft continues to operate in good health, returning amazing images of Saturn, its ring system and moons, and providing new information and science on a regular basis. The mission's name, "Equinox" comes from the upcoming Saturnian equinox in August, 2009, when its equator (and rings) will point directly toward the Sun. The Equinox mission runs through September of 2010, with the possibility of further extensions beyond that. Collected here are 24 more intriguing images from our ringed neighbor.hotlink.php (JPEG Image, 640x4075 pixels)
comparison among planets and stars, cool picture
Ok. Now I feel small. Start at the top of the image and work your way down. http://is.gd/sgZ4 [from http://twitter.com/teachernz/statuses/1516861582]
Really makes you understand, you're really not that importantGalactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party on Vimeo
on Vimeo — pretty frickin' cool!
Time lapse video of night sky as it passes over the 2009 Texas Star Party in Fort Davis, Texas. The galactic core of Milky Way is brightly displayed. Images taken with 15mm fisheye lens.
Time lapse video of night sky as it passes over the 2009 Texas Star Party in Fort Davis, Texas. The galactic core of Milky Way is brightly displayed. Images taken with 15mm fisheye lens.Hubble's final servicing mission - The Big Picture - Boston.com
On Monday, May 11, after months of delays and preparation, NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final servicing mission to the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. The seven crew members left Florida for low Earth orbit at 2:01 pm, for a scheduled 11-day mission, including 5 days of Extra-vehicular activity (EVAs) to work on the Hubble. So far the repairs appear to be going very well - the final EVA is scheduled for today, and the landing planned for May 22nd. I was fortunate enough to attend the launch at Banana Creek viewing area, and wish to extend my gratitude to all the people at NASA.BBC - Science & Nature - Space - Solar System Jigsaw
Science & Nature
Good for my unit on the heavensStunning pictures of 'hole in the clouds' as astronauts witness volcano eruption from the International Space Station | Mail Online
Photos of a volcanic eruption, and also of a "dark molecular cloud" in outer-space.
Awesome photos of an eruption in progress from the ISS. Also includes a bit about a "blank spot" in the night sky where a dense cloud about 500 light years away blocks light from reaching us.
from International Space Station
By Eddie Wrenn Last updated at 7:46 PM on 25th June 2009Sixty Symbols - Physics and Astronomy videos
Sixty Symbols - Physics and Astronomy [Fine Structure Constant] [Schrödinger's cat] [Frequency]
video science curiousWe Choose the Moon: Pre-launch
This is the collest thing ever !!
Intereactive web site recreating the Apollo 11 mission.
Relive in real timeWe Choose the Moon: Command Service Module Ignites
Just in case you don't believe we went.
First images from LRO of Apollo landing sitesThe longest solar eclipse of the century - The Big Picture - Boston.com
宇宙の神秘Hell Yeah, Hubble! : Starts With A Bang
Way cool 3-D video explanation of deep field sky photography via Hubble...http://home.exetel.com.au/bmgoau/space/008_1561b2.html
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Space Panorama - Zoom in and out!The Frame: Hubble telescope's latest images
best.space.pics.evrNASA - Hubble ERO Images
RT @brysongilbert: Seriously you guys, the Hubble Space Telescope is the most expensive desktop wallpaper generator ever. http://is.gd/366xA [from http://twitter.com/midnighthaircut/statuses/3886344955]Gigagalaxy Zoom
Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc <--- awesome
A musical tribute to two great men of science. Carl Sagan and his cosmologist companion Stephen Hawking present: A Glorious Dawn - Cosmos remixed. Almost all samples and footage taken from Carl Sagan's Cosmos and Stephen Hawking's Universe series.
Auto-tune the Sagan! (A geektacular trance remix of Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking.)The Sky of Earth
amazine composite time-spread exposure of the panoramic heavens. Wow!
An amazingly huge photo of the night sky, predominated by the Milky Way.HubbleSite - Picture Album: Entire Collection
Galerie d'images d'Hubble50-years-exploration-huge.jpg (JPEG Image, 3861x1706 pixels)
Ein weiteres Stück in der Infographics-Sammlung. Ist aber auch ziemlich nice.
huge images showing all space missions
beautiful image of where the last 50yrs of space exploration have gone. nice pictureFlickr Photo Download: 50 Years of Space Exploration
Wow, what an amazing map, I wouldn't have expected that there had been as many missions as that!Map of the Day - National Geographic Magazine
Saturn at equinox Checking in with NASA's Cassini spacecraft, our current emissary to Saturn, some 1.5 billion kilometers (932 million miles) distant from Earth, we find it recently gathering images of the Saturnian system at equinox. During the equinox, the sunlight casts long shadows across Saturn's rings, highlighting previously known phenomena and revealing a few never-before seen images. Cassini continues to orbit Saturn, part of its extended Equinox Mission, funded through through September 2010. A proposal for a further extension is under consideration, one that would keep Cassini in orbit until 2017, ending with a spectacular series of orbits inside the rings followed by a suicide plunge into Saturn on Sept. 15, 2017. (previously: 1, 2, 3). (23 photos total)
Incredible Beautiful. Saturn at equinox. Anybody else wanna join NASA right now?Martian landscapes - The Big Picture - Boston.com
wow, one of the best ever sets
Vybrané detaily struktur povrchu - zdroj NASA. Via V. Vančura(twitter)
The Big Picture - News Stories in Photographs from the Boston Globe
Collected here is a group of images from HiRISE over the past few years, in either false color or grayscale, showing intricate details of landscapes both familiar and alien, from the surface of our neighboring planet, Mars. I invite you to take your time looking through these, imagining the settings - very cold, dry and distant, yet realSPACE.com -- It's Official: Water Found on the Moon
New observations from three different spacecraft return what has been called "unambiguous evidence" of water across the surface of the moon. via @Macht_Nichts on Twitter.NASA PlanetQuest Historic Timeline
Historic Timeline on our Quest for New Worlds (Interactive)NASA - 2012: Beginning of the End or Why the World Won't End?
Impressive movie special effects aside, Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know.
Nasa verspricht: Wir werden 2013 erleben.George Smoot on the design of the universe | Video on TED.com
TED Talks At Serious Play 2008, astrophysicist George Smoot shows stunning new images from deep-space surveys, and prods us to ponder how the cosmos -- with its giant webs of dark matter and mysterious gaping voids -- got built this way.http://beamartian.jpl.nasa.gov/welcome
"PASADENA, California -- NASA and Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Wash., have collaborated to create a Web site where Internet users can have fun while advancing their knowledge of Mars. Drawing on observations from NASA's Mars missions, the "Be a Martian" Web site will enable the public to participate as citizen scientists to improve Martian maps, take part in research tasks, and assist Mars science teams studying data about the Red Planet...." ☺☼☺ ( Mars.Jpl.Nasa.gov)
Welcome to the Be A Martian! website. If you use an assistive technology, we care about your experience on this site. If you have improvements to suggest, email BeAM.Access@jpl.nasa.gov
Age of virtual exploration and the human-robotic partnership18 cool sites and apps that teach you about space | Webware - CNET
Listattuna hyviä avaruuteen liittyviä saitteja.
Few topics interest me more than space. Though I'll admit that I don't know nearly as much as I would like, it has always been my goal to learn about the universe. I bet I'm not alone. That's why I'm sharing this list of 18 space sites. They all offer something neat. And they're all informative.Gigagalaxy Zoom
Melkweg panoramafoto (C) ESODe Europese Zuidelijke Sterrenwacht (ESO) heeft de eerste foto gepubliceerd binnen het GigaGalaxy Zoom project. Het is een panoramafoto, 800-miljoen pixels groot, van de sterrenhemel zoals die te zien is vanaf de grote ESO-telescopen in Chili. Het samengestelde panorama van de sterrenhemel bestaat uit 1200 afzonderlijke opnamen. Op de GigaGalaxy Zoom website kun je inzoomen op de foto. De Melkweg staat in het midden. Het GigaGalaxy Project is opgezet in het kader van het Internationaal Jaar van de Sterrenkunde (IYA2009). De komende weken worden nog twee panoramafoto's online gezet.
"reveals the full sky as it appears with the unaided eye from one of the darkest deserts on Earth, then zooms in on a rich region of the Milky Way to reveal three amazing, ultra-high-resolution images of the night sky that online stargazers can zoom in on and explore in an incredible level of detail."
天の川全景のパノラマ via WIRED VISION http://wiredvision.jp/news/200909/2009091522.htmlChromoscope
Beautiful multi-band images of the Milky Way
for video giving instructions, see http://blog.chromoscope.net/2009/12/what-is-the-chromoscope/
שבי להחלב באורכי גל שוניםMystery as spiral blue light display hovers above Norway | Mail Online
What's blue and white, squiggly and suddenly appears in the sky? If you know the answer, pop it on a postcard and send it to the people of Norway, where this mysterious light display baffled residents yesterday. Speculation was increasing today that the display was the result of an embarrassing failed test launch of a jinxed new Russian missile. The Bulava missile was test-fired from the Dmitry Donskoi submarine in the White Sea early on Wednesday but failed at the third stage, say newspapers in Moscow today. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1234430/Mystery-spiral-blue-light-display-hovers-Norway.html#ixzz0ZHhBv6N7
What's blue and white, squiggly and suddenly appears in the sky?Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar 2009 - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Stunning Hubble photos for the holidays http://bit.ly/7PPKxr via @atleykins
The boys and I are loving this amazing collection of photographs.YouTube - The Known Universe by AMNH
Watch an incredible travel to the end of the universe and back. http://bit.ly/5lNzl1
r|t, simulation, univers, -th|l, , ****, ººººº.
Similar to Powers of 10, but a little more detailed
Video visualization of the universehttp://xkcd.com/681_large/
Check out the little bloke on Neptune...
Cool graphic comparing gravity wells of solar system.Welcome to 100 Hours of Astronomy
2009 internat yr of astronomy
sterrenkunde Uit meer met mediaBBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Galaxy has 'billions of Earths'
... resulting in 2000 civilizations in the galaxy, as plugged into the drake equation.
Recent work at Edinburgh University tried to quantify how many intelligent civilisations might be out there. The research suggested there could be thousands of them.
From the article: "But, based on the limited numbers of planets found so far, Dr Boss has estimated that each Sun-like star has on average one 'Earth-like' planet." Contrast with Nick Bostrom's take on life from other planets.The Scale of the Universe
escala del universo
A escala do universo da menor particula ao tamanho do universo
Amazing flash animation where you choose the scale with a slider and it zooms from quantum foam to the entire universe. Spectacular. [via Math Hombre blog]
Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn the scale of things along the way! Learn the size of the Pillars of Creation and marvel at the minuscule scale of a neutrino! ARROW KEYS! ARROW KEYS! You can use arrow keys if the scroll bar is too sensitive. Thank you so much for your high ratings and rave reviews!Planets
Simulación del sistema solar. Puedes poner a cualquier planeta como centro del sistema, y ver cómo son las órbitas de los demás vistas desde él
Cargo based website. Interesting space infographics and illustrations. Linked via John Nack at Adobe.My Solar System 2.02
Holy crap! Awesome.
Orbital simulation fun for the whole family.What Is Time? One Physicist Hunts for the Ultimate Theory | Wired Science | Wired.com
A cool look at why we view the world we do and why certain actions can't be reversed.14-year-old hit by 30,000 mph space meteorite - Telegraph
Interesting story about a kid getting hit my a meteor.
You can't make this up.
"I am really keen on science and my teachers discovered that the fragment is really magnetic," said Gerrit.
Gerrit Blank, 14, was on his way to school when he saw "ball of light" heading straight towards him from the sky. A red hot, pea-sized piece of rock then hit his hand before bouncing off and causing a foot wide crater in the ground. The teenager survived the strike, the chances of which are just 1 in a million - but with a nasty three-inch long scar on his hand. He said: "At first I just saw a large ball of light, and then I suddenly felt a pain in my hand. "Then a split second after that there was an enormous bang like a crash of thunder." "The noise that came after the flash of light was so loud that my ears were ringing for hours afterwards. "When it hit me it knocked me flying and then was still going fast enough to bury itself into the road," he explained.
14-year-old hit by 30,000 mph space meteorite http://tinyurl.com/lfzr3e [from http://twitter.com/oonceoonce/statuses/2181418340]
A red hot, pea-sized piece of rock then hit his hand before bouncing off and causing a foot wide crater in the ground. The teenager survived the strike, the chances of which are just 1 in a million - but with a nasty three-inch long scar on his hand. He said: "At first I just saw a large ball of light, and then I suddenly felt a pain in my hand. "Then a split second after that there was an enormous bang like a crash of thunder." "The noise that came after the flash of light was so loud that my ears were ringing for hours afterwards. "When it hit me it knocked me flying and then was still going fast enough to bury itself into the road," he explained. Scientists are now studying the pea-sized meteorite which crashed to Earth in Essen, Germany.Planet WebQuest
webquest for the solar system
This is a 3rd grade webquest. The students act as if they are astronauts on a mission to another planet in our solar system. They will join a crew to gather information about their destination.
3rd grade webquestSolarBeat
Sistema solar musical
hermoso este sonido
太陽系の惑星を音符とした音楽Hubble's greatest hits: Hubble space telescope images - Telegraph
These are 18 of the MILLIONS of SPACE photographs taken by HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE since 1990.
18 pics from the Hubble telescope.Untitled Document
TeneriffeBig Bang or Big Bounce?: New Theory on the Universe's Birth: Scientific American
Our universe may have started not with a big bang but with a big bounce—an implosion that triggered an explosion, all driven by exotic quantum-gravitational effectsDaylight Hours Explorer
flash animationStudents tie £56 camera to balloon and send it to edge of space to capture stunning images of Earth | Mail Online
Proving that you don't need Google's billions or the BBC weather centre's resources, the four Spanish students managed to send a camera-operated weather balloon into the stratosphere.Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch (HD) Camera E-8 on Vimeo
This clip is raw from Camera E-8 on the launch umbilical tower/mobile launch program of Apollo 11, July 16, 1969. This is an HD transfer from the 16mm original. Even more excellent footage is available on our DVDs at our website at http://www.spacecraftfilms.com The camera is running at 500 fps, making the total clip of over 8 minutes represent just 30 seconds of actual time. Narration is provided by Mark Gray (me), Executive Producer for Spacecraft Films.
Super slow-mo but beautiful HD video
OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG http://vimeo.com/4366695 – Naly_D (Naly_D) http://twitter.com/Naly_D/statuses/12961184692Did our cosmos exist before the big bang? - space - 10 December 2008 - New Scientist
LQC is in fact the first tangible application of another theory called loop quantum gravity, which cunningly combines Einstein's theory of gravity with quantum mechanics. Theories like this work out what happens when microscopic volumes experience an extreme gravitational force, as happened near the big bang, for example. Ashtekar rewrote the equations of general relativity in a quantum-mechanical framework. ABHAY ASHTEKAR saw the universe bounce back while watching a simulation of the universe rewind towards the big bang. Mostly the universe behaved as expected, becoming smaller and denser as the galaxies converged. But then, instead of reaching the big bang "singularity", the universe bounced and started expanding again. The theory that the recycled universe was based on, called loop quantum cosmology (LQC), had managed to illuminate the very birth of the universe - something even Einstein's general theory of relativity fails to do.
"Ashtekar later used this framework to show that the fabric of space-time is woven from loops of gravitational field lines."
Did our cosmos exist before the big bang
Loop Quantum Cosmology posits a different beginning to the universe.The Big Bang Was an Explosion OF Space, Not IN Space
At no point was matter spewing forth from anything. Space and time itself was being created first. Ordinary matter (atoms, molecules etc) was created out of tiny imbalances of energy left over from the inflationary period.
The Big Bang was not an explosion of matter into space, rather it was an explosion of space ITSELF, and since space and time are interconnected, we really have to say it was an explosion of space AND time, or space-time.STEPHEN HAWKING: How to build a time machine | Mail Online
Artist Ron Miller takes us on a journey to eight of the most breathtaking views that await explorers of our solar system. The scale of these natural wonders dwarfs anything Earth has to offer. What might we see and feel if we could travel to these distant domains? By interpreting data from probes such as NASA's Cassini, which is now exploring the Saturnian system, and MESSENGER, which goes into orbit around Mercury in March 2011, the artist's eye allows us an early visit to these unforgettable locales
What might future explorers of the solar system see? Find out by taking an interactive tour through the eyes of Hugo Award-winning artist Ron Miller. Text and narration by Ed Bell
Interactive tour - photos/video/audioSaturn close-up: Sensational cosmic images bring ringed planet to life | Mail Online
Saturn sure looks cool http://bit.ly/V0j85 [from http://twitter.com/JacksonATL/statuses/1982110585]
Saturn close-up: Sensational cosmic images bring ringed planet to life | Mail OnlineHubble: Hubble Finds Unidentified Object in Space, Scientists Puzzled
Hubble finds unidentified object in space. Nerds all over say "cooooool" http://bit.ly/d6k7V6
Hubble: Hubble Finds Unidentified Object in Space, Scientists Puzzled
The headline and story made me think of Bruce Willis in Armageddon when he says, "You're NASA, you've always got a backup plan. You've probably got a team somewhere else thinking up ideas" because it's surprising that they can't even guess as to what this is.
[I]n a paper published last week in the Astrophysical Journal, scientists detail the discovery of a new unidentified object in the middle of nowhere.
Un pixel sin explicación en una imagen enviada por el Hubble. Una fuente de luz que apareció de repente y unos días después despareció.
This is exactly why we send astronauts to risk their life to service Hubble in a paper published last weekOur Solar System — An experiment with CSS3 border-radius, transforms & animations.
An experiment with CSS3 border-radius, transforms & animations. Love it.
Попробуйте открыть это и в Internet Explorer 8 — у него свое видение нашей солнечной системы :)
A Solar System infoviz using CSS3 features: border-radius, transforms & animations.
Une belle réalisation en CSS3 Impressionnant...Checking in on Saturn - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Checking in on Saturn The Big Picture
While we humans carry on with our daily lives down here on Earth, perhaps stuck in traffic or reading blogs, or just enjoying a Springtime stroll, a school-bus-sized spacecraft called Cassini continues to gather data and images for us - 1.4 billion kilometers (870 million miles) away. Over the past months, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has made several close flybys of Saturn's moons, caught the Sun's reflection glinting off a lake on Titan, and has brought us even more tantalizing images of ongoing cryovolcanism on Enceladus. Collected here are a handful of recent images from the Saturnian system. (30 photos total)Resolving the iPhone resolution | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
Is the new iPhone resolution so high that the human eye cannot detect the pixels?
"...at 12 inches from the eye, Jobs claims, the pixels on the new iPhone are so small that they exceed your eye’s ability to detect them."frLHu.jpg (JPEG Image, 896x5704 pixels)
Does seeing this make you feel small? [pic] http://adjix.com/ze6k – David Alfaro (agilenature) http://twitter.com/agilenature/statuses/15120149899
A Terra é um nada perdido no universo. Compare as escalas das estrelas e galáxias: http://i.imgur.com/frLHu.jpg