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Posts tagged astronomy.
Starting from a full moon image made from Apollo imagery then a zoom diving deep into the Taurus-Littrow Valley the landing site of Apollo 17. Pushing deeper into the animation reveals the Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys data of the Apollo 17 Camelot crater.
Aurora Australis (Southern lights) over Australia. You can also see The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, Milky Way and a meteor passing by. (Full video here)
Postcards from Mars
isn’t that fucking amazing?
The rings ofhave puzzled astronomers since Galileo Galilei discovered them with his telescope in 1610.
They’re incredibly thin. The main rings are generally only about 30 feet (10 meters) thick, though parts of the main and other rings can be several kilometers thick. The rings are made of dusty ice, in the form of boulder-sized and smaller chunks that gently collide with each other as they orbit around Saturn. Saturn’s gravitational field constantly disrupts these ice chunks, keeping them spread out and preventing them from combining to form a moon.
(Video credit: NASA)