Wonder Above Us
Wonder Above Us
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thedemon-hauntedworld:

M42: Center of the Orion Nebula
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rollingpaper-s:

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viddyspace:

yinhe-2 by ljl6445
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infinitely-awake:

NGC 2170: Celestial Still Life Image Credit & Copyright: Ignacio Diaz Bobillo (via APOD: 2013 January 14 - NGC 2170: Celestial Still Life)
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infinitely-awake:

Meteor and Moonbow over Wallaman Falls Image Credit & Copyright: Thierry Legault
Explanation: Which feature takes your breath away first in this encompassing panorama of land and sky? The competition is strong with a waterfall, meteor, starfield, and even a moonbow all vying for attention. It is interesting to first note, though, what can’t be seen — a rising moon on the other side of the camera. The bright moon not only illuminated this beautiful landscape in Queensland, Australia last June, but also created the beautiful moonbow seen in front of Wallaman Falls. Just above the ridge in the above image is the horizontal streak of an airplane. Toward the top of the frame is the downward streak of a bright meteor, a small pebble from across our Solar System that lit up as it entered the Earth’s atmosphere. Well behind the meteor are numerous bright stars and nebula seen toward the center of our Galaxy. Finally, far in the background, is the band of our Milky Way Galaxy, running diagonally from the lower left to the upper right in the image but also circling the entire sky.
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galaxyshmalaxy:

The Colours of Omega Centauri (by Rolf Wahl Olsen)
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infinitely-awake:

The Cygnus Wall of Star Formation Credit & Copyright: Nick Pavelchak
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radiant-baby:

Orion with partial Eridanus on Flickr.
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themindofageneration:

NGC 3034, also known as the Cigar Galaxy, located 11,500,000 Light Years away.
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dansmonlivre:

Gobi desert by Vasilij Betin