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On August 31, 2012 the Sun threw a major tantrum. It started with a vast arc of material towering over its surface, a stream of plasma flowing between two sunspots. Sometimes these collapse back down to the Suns surface, but this one exploded, blasting hundreds of millions of tons of material out into space. SDO captured this ridiculously awesome picture of the arc just before it erupted!

On August 2012 the Sun threw a major tantrum. It started with a vast arc of material towering over its surface, a stream of plasma flowing between two sunspots. Sometimes these collapse back down to the Suns surface, but this one exploded, blasting hun

1- Detailed View of a Solar Eclipse Corona Only in the fleeting darkness of a total solar eclipse is the light of the solar corona easily visible. via Sparkylab 2- The Sun Astronomical poster 1950

zerostatereflex: Detailed View of a Solar Eclipse Corona “Only in the fleeting darkness of a total solar eclipse is the light of the solar corona easily visible.

Kepler's Supernova

Kelper’s Supernova, the structure remaining after the cataclysmic explosion of a star. The supernova is named after Johannes Kepler who observed the star’s explosion in October which at the time was brighter than any other star or planet in the sky.

n-a-s-a: “  A map of our galaxy the Milky Way, showing pulsars (red), planetary nebulae (blue), globular clusters (yellow), and the orbits of several stars ”

n-a-s-a: “ A map of our galaxy the Milky Way, showing pulsars (red), planetary nebulae (blue), globular clusters (yellow), and the orbits of several stars ” Mais

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Physicists say we are made of stardust. Intergalactic debris and far-flung atoms, shards of carbon nanomatter rounded up by gravity to circle the sun

When the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn in 1980 and 1981, they were able to pay only fleeting attention to Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system (larger even than the planet Mercury) and the only solar system moon with an appreciable atmosphere. These images are from subsequent Titan flybys in 2005 and 2006. - Image credit: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona

The Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn in 1980 & 1981 and were able to pay only fleeting attention to Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system and the only moon with an appreciable atmosphere.

bright spot on Uranus is probably an anvil cloud of methane... this planet has been the butt of jokes for too long

Uranus - bright spot on Uranus is probably an anvil cloud of methane. this planet has been the butt of jokes for too long

Mysterious, Infinite and Magical Cosmos//  There are some things that need to be placed in the hands of the mysteries of the universe. ~Sandra Ingerman

Galaxies make stunning abstract painting ideas. Mysterious, Infinite and Magical Cosmos. There are some things that need to be placed in the hands of the mysteries of the universe.

♥ Dust ring around the star Fomalhaut is seen by ALMA.  | Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO). Visible light image: the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

Dust ring around the star Fomalhaut is seen by ALMA - Fomalhaut is the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus and one of the brightest stars in the sky.

Every object in the solar system larger than 200 miles in diameter from largest to smallest, top to bottom.

Here’s another chart comparing the size of all major solar system objects. I’ve turned it on its side so that it fits better on the page… Wow! That's smart idea about the sizes of the planets!

The Heart Nebula, IC 1805, Sh2-190, lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia.

The Heart Nebula, IC lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. I love the little penis tacked right onto the bottom of the heart. This nebula sends a really clear message.

How big is the universe?   This infographic, designed by Number Sleuth, visualizes the size of the universe and its contents by allowing you to scroll down from the very largest known objects to the smallest and compare their relative sizes. Each row in the graphic represents a “level” and the blue funnel represents you zooming from one level to the next, going from larger to smaller.

How big is the universe? This infographic, designed by Number Sleuth, visualizes the size of the universe and its contents by allowing you to scroll down from the very largest known objects to the smallest and compare their relative sizes. Each row in t

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