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    Being able to travel less than an hour to a dark site is always a good thing! Did some more exploring on the East side last night, and found some promising areas. . 📷 Sony A7 with a Canon 24mm f1.4 (at f2.8)
📊 Pano made from 6x 20" exposures at ISO 1600
💻 Processed in PS and LR

    Being able to travel less than an hour to a dark site is always a good thing! Did some more exploring on the East side last night, and found some promising areas. . 📷 Sony A7 with a Canon 24mm f1.4 (at f2.8)
    📊 Pano made from 6x 20" exposures at ISO 1600
    💻 Processed in PS and LR

    23 1 1 hour ago
    Clear night skies are back along the Southern California coastline. The question is for how long? Always a fun time capturing the Milky Way close to home.
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Captured with the @sonyalpha A7rIII / GM 24mm / @cokinusa clearsky filter / @slikusa AL-420m tripod.

    Clear night skies are back along the Southern California coastline. The question is for how long? Always a fun time capturing the Milky Way close to home.
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    Captured with the @sonyalpha A7rIII / GM 24mm / @cokinusa clearsky filter / @slikusa AL-420m tripod.

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    22 1 2 hours ago
    Before going to space, Astronauts go to geology camp!🌋⛏⁣
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Geology, the study of a planet's layers of soil and rock, helps us discover information about the early history of the Moon, the Earth, and the inner solar system. ⁣
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Studying rock and soil samples from the Moon and Mars will not only give details on their planetary history, but also their potential for harboring life, which will be crucial in our journey of human space exploration.
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Credits: @nasaastronauts
Discover the cosmos 🔭
Follow: @shuttle.io

    Before going to space, Astronauts go to geology camp!🌋⛏⁣

    Geology, the study of a planet's layers of soil and rock, helps us discover information about the early history of the Moon, the Earth, and the inner solar system. ⁣

    Studying rock and soil samples from the Moon and Mars will not only give details on their planetary history, but also their potential for harboring life, which will be crucial in our journey of human space exploration.
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    Credits: @nasaastronauts
    Discover the cosmos 🔭
    Follow: @shuttle.io

    416 2 3 hours ago
    Photo by @gabescarlett 
Colossal crabs may hold clue to Amelia Earhart fate

Does the secret of the famed aviator’s disappearance lie in the underground haunts of the world’s largest land invertebrate?

NIKUMARORO ISLAND, KIRIBATIThe coconut crabs on the island of Nikumaroro are longer than a reporter’s notebook, wider than an archaeologist’s trowel, and roughly the same size as an explorer’s hiking boot. As the largest land invertebrate on the planet, coconut crabs can measure up to three feet across and clock in at over nine pounds. In short, they are too big.

Read the full story on 
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/08/colossal-crabs-hold-clue-amelia-earhart-fate/

    Photo by @gabescarlett
    Colossal crabs may hold clue to Amelia Earhart fate

    Does the secret of the famed aviator’s disappearance lie in the underground haunts of the world’s largest land invertebrate?

    NIKUMARORO ISLAND, KIRIBATIThe coconut crabs on the island of Nikumaroro are longer than a reporter’s notebook, wider than an archaeologist’s trowel, and roughly the same size as an explorer’s hiking boot. As the largest land invertebrate on the planet, coconut crabs can measure up to three feet across and clock in at over nine pounds. In short, they are too big.

    Read the full story on
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/08/colossal-crabs-hold-clue-amelia-earhart-fate/

    3 1 3 hours ago

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    This animation shows the surface of Mercury in enhanced color based on data from the MESSENGER spacecraft.

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    This animation shows the surface of Mercury in enhanced color based on data from the MESSENGER spacecraft.

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    What do you think about the , Do you think is beautiful, nice, regular, or bad?. Don't be afraid to leave your opinion in the comments

This stunning galaxy has me mesmerised it’s so so stunningly beautiful 
IC342 
Similar in size to large, bright spiral galaxies in our neighborhood, IC 342 is a mere 10 million light-years distant in the long-necked, northern constellation Camelopardalis. A sprawling island universe, IC 342 would otherwise be a prominent galaxy in our night sky, but it is hidden from clear view and only glimpsed through the veil of stars, gas and dust clouds along the plane of our own Milky Way galaxy. Even though IC 342's light is dimmed and reddened by intervening cosmic clouds, this sharp telescopic image traces the galaxy's own obscuring dust, young star clusters, and glowing pink star forming regions along spiral arms that wind far from the galaxy's core. IC 342 may have undergone a recent burst of star formation activity and is close enough to have gravitationally influenced the evolution of the local group of galaxies and the Milky Way. 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇
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    What do you think about the , Do you think is beautiful, nice, regular, or bad?. Don't be afraid to leave your opinion in the comments

    This stunning galaxy has me mesmerised it’s so so stunningly beautiful 
    IC342 
    Similar in size to large, bright spiral galaxies in our neighborhood, IC 342 is a mere 10 million light-years distant in the long-necked, northern constellation Camelopardalis. A sprawling island universe, IC 342 would otherwise be a prominent galaxy in our night sky, but it is hidden from clear view and only glimpsed through the veil of stars, gas and dust clouds along the plane of our own Milky Way galaxy. Even though IC 342's light is dimmed and reddened by intervening cosmic clouds, this sharp telescopic image traces the galaxy's own obscuring dust, young star clusters, and glowing pink star forming regions along spiral arms that wind far from the galaxy's core. IC 342 may have undergone a recent burst of star formation activity and is close enough to have gravitationally influenced the evolution of the local group of galaxies and the Milky Way. 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇
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