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A technical glitch causes the Hubble Space Telescope, which ordinarily captures magnificently crisp scientific imagery of the cosmos, to lose balance and create this inadvertent piece of modern art.

It is suspected that in this case, Hubble had locked onto a bad guide star, potentially a double star or binary. This caused an error in the tracking system, resulting in this remarkable picture of brightly colored stellar streaks. The prominent red streaks are from stars in the globular cluster NGC 288. 
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Be curious.
into-theuniverse:

A Supermassive Black Hole Powering Quasar RX J1131-1231

Imagination alone is not enough, because the reality of nature is far more wondrous than anything we can imagine.

This adventure is made possible by generations of searchers strictly adhering to a simple set of rules: Test ideas by experiment and observation; build on those ideas that pass the test; reject the ones that fail; follow the evidence, wherever it leads; and question everything.

Accept these terms, and the cosmos is yours.

The measure of greatness in a scientific idea is the extent to which it stimulates thought and opens up new lines of research.
spaceexp:

All the water on Europa compared to all the water on Earth.
spaceplasma:

Enceladus and Saturn

Cassini Narrow Angle camera (NAC) clear filter frame colorized to approximate the appearance of Saturn’s limb and emphasize Enceladus’ grayish color in contrast. 

Image credit: Gordan Ugarkovic
atomstargazer:




 Crescent Moon Rising and Earth’s Atmosphere  







On Feb. 1, 2014, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata tweeted this view of a crescent moon rising and the cusp of Earth’s atmosphere. Distinct colors are visible because the dominant gases and particles in each layer of the atmosphere act as prisms, filtering out certain colors of light.
Image Credit: NASA
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