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)

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Globular star cluster Messier 9 (M9) has over 300,000 stars within a diameter of about 90 light-years. It is 25,000 light-years from Earth, near the central bulge of our Milky Way galaxy in the constellation of Sagittarius. Imagine the night sky on a planet orbiting one of these stars!

Globular star cluster Messier 9 (M9) has over 300,000 stars within a diameter of about 90 light-years. It is 25,000 light-years from Earth, near the central bulge of our Milky Way galaxy in the constellation of Sagittarius. Imagine the night sky on a planet orbiting one of these stars!

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Galixis

Galixis

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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/

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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.                   ~ Oscar Wilde

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. ~ Oscar Wilde

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Princess of Heaven

Princess of Heaven

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Death of a star.

Death of a star.

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the universe

the universe

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Chinese Astronomy from Ming Dynasty Hong-Wu period (A.D. 1395 Dec.)

Chinese Astronomy from Ming Dynasty Hong-Wu period (A.D. 1395 Dec.)

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It looks like a pegasus. A Picture Taken By The Hubble Space Telescope | This image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and shows the ...

It looks like a pegasus. A Picture Taken By The Hubble Space Telescope | This image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and shows the ...

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