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Cosmography of the Local Universe

a film by Hélène Courtois, Daniel Pomarède, R. Brent Tully, Yehuda Hoffman, and Denis Courtois.

What New York City would look like without light pollution

Timelapse videos depicting the stars from low earth orbit, as viewed from the International Space Station. 

Size of a neutron star compared to New York City. Neutron stars have roughly half a million times more mass than Earth. 

Just a neat little animation showing the apogee and perigee (the moon’s equivalent to aphelion and perihelion) of the moon as viewed from Earth.

Just a neat little animation showing the apogee and perigee (the moon’s equivalent to aphelion and perihelion) of the moon as viewed from Earth.

(Source: 14-billion-years-later)

Sharpless 2-106, Sh2-106 or S106 for short, lies nearly 2,000 light-years from us. The nebula measures several light-years in length. It appears in a relatively isolated region of the Milky Way galaxy. A massive, young star, IRS 4 (Infrared Source 4), is responsible for the furious activity we see in the nebula. Twin lobes of super-hot gas, glowing blue in this image, stretch outward from the central star. This hot gas creates the “wings” of our angel.

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