Edited by
Folkert, Atley and Will

Running on
Cargo

Feed
Index


Filter: space  view all

Photographs of the surface of Mars, courtesy of HiRISE
Title: Olaf Stapledon, Star Maker

































Folkert
Photos of the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko by the Rosetta spacecraft
Title: Olaf Stapledon, Star Maker















Also: The Singing Comet




Folkert
Photography by Gerald Rhemann
Title: H. P. Lovecraft



NGC 7293 Helix Nebula/Aquarius



M20 M21/SAGITTARIUS



M20




NGC6357/SCORPIUS



Comet C/2009 R1 McNaught June 10 2010 UT 00h30m



NGC 6726



Reflection and Emission Nebulas Scorpius/Ophiuchus



Comet Hale-Bopp April 1997



Horsehead Nebula



Comet Hyakutake at Perihel April 1996



M82 Ursa Major



NGC 4565 Coma Berenices



IC 4592 / Scorpius



NGC3372 overview/CARINA



Atley
3D compositions (concepts for Iron Man 2) by Prologue
Title: Steven Pinker


















Via Motionographer

Folkert


The Vela program was not designed to carry out scientific investigations. Rather, it was initiated to verify the Limited Test Ban Treaty. That treaty had been negotiated between the United States and the Soviet Union and signed in 1963. Its prime purpose was to put a halt to testing of nuclear weapons in space and in Earth's atmosphere. Vela was a set of satellites, launched in pairs in the years 1963 to 1970, that orbited far above the Earth and kept watch for clandestine tests. The program was run by the Department of Defense. What makes Vela interesting from a astrophysical perspective is that the satellites were the first to detect gamma ray bursts. The first of these detections occurred in 1967, but because of the secret nature of the satellite program the detections remained classified until 1973.











Atley
 
  Getting more posts...