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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hoag's Object by NASA: This non-typical galaxy is known as a ring galaxy, and was discovered in 1950 by astronomer Art Hoag, who initially thought it to be a planetary nebula. Serendipitously, from the perspective of our solar system what appears to be an even more distant ring galaxy is plainly visible within the gap between this galaxy's central body of mostly yellow stars and the outer ring of blue stars. via wikipedia. #Ring_Galaxy #Hogs_Object #Astronomy

astronomy, outer space, space, universe, stars, nebulas
astronomy, outer space, space, universe, stars, nebulas
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The Milky Road by Larry Landolfi taken in Ft. Davis, Texas (“the darkest spot in North America”).
The Milky Road by Larry Landolfi  taken in Ft. Davis, Texas (“the darkest spot in North America”).
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Hoag's Object by NASA: This non-typical galaxy is known as a ring galaxy, and was discovered in 1950 by astronomer Art Hoag, who initially thought it to be a planetary nebula. Serendipitously, from the perspective of our solar system what appears to be an even more distant ring galaxy is plainly visible within the gap between this galaxy's central body of mostly yellow stars and the outer ring of blue stars. via wikipedia. #Ring_Galaxy #Hogs_Object #Astronomy
Hoag's Object by NASA:  This  non-typical galaxy is known as a ring galaxy, and was discovered in 1950 by astronomer Art Hoag, who initially thought it to be a planetary nebula. Serendipitously, from the perspective of our solar system what appears to be an even more distant ring galaxy is plainly visible within the gap between this galaxy's central body of mostly yellow stars and the outer ring of blue stars. via wikipedia. #Ring_Galaxy #Hogs_Object #Astronomy
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The Clearest Image of a Sunspot Ever Taken, Courtesy of the Big Bear Solar Observatory
The Clearest Image of a Sunspot Ever Taken, Courtesy of the Big Bear Solar Observatory
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