stars, stars, stars! (link: StarDate Online. Awesome, helpful site of everything from the moon to the sun, meteors to constellations and more)

stars, stars, stars! (link: StarDate Online. Awesome, helpful site of everything from the moon to the sun, meteors to constellations and more)

We couldn't live as close to Rigel as we live to our sun, because Rigel is nearly twice as hot - and about 40,000 times brighter - than our local star.

We couldn't live as close to Rigel as we live to our sun, because Rigel is nearly twice as hot - and about 40,000 times brighter - than our local star.

The Centaur #star cluster

The Centaur #star cluster

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Siete Hermanas

Siete Hermanas

M3 | Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

M3 | Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

This VLT shot of M95 shows the lovely barred spiral galaxy, which coincidentally has a supernova exploding in it even as I write this!     Read all about it: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/03/19/breaking-possible-supernova-in-nearby-spiral-m95/

This VLT shot of M95 shows the lovely barred spiral galaxy, which coincidentally has a supernova exploding in it even as I write this! Read all about it: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/03/19/breaking-possible-supernova-in-nearby-spiral-m95/

Milkyway

Milkyway

#Astronomy: Chaotic orbit of Comet Halley explained

Chaotic orbit of Comet Halley explained

#Astronomy: Chaotic orbit of Comet Halley explained

easytorememberr: In its travels through the Milky Way, our sun is accompanied not only by its planets, but also by a trillion distant comets”

easytorememberr: In its travels through the Milky Way, our sun is accompanied not only by its planets, but also by a trillion distant comets”

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