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June 8th infinity-imagined:

The Sun completes one rotation every 25 days.

infinity-imagined:

The Sun completes one rotation every 25 days.

(Source: sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov)

April 27th

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April 8th pappubahry:

Eruption of the Tvashtar volcano on Jupiter’s moon Io, photographed by New Horizons, 1 March 2007, during its gravity-assist Jupiter flyby on its way to Pluto.  I’ve brightened the pictures so that some detail on the darker part of Io is clearer.
The gif covers about 8 minutes of real time.  If you count pixels and look up Io’s diameter, it looks like the plume’s “only” being thrown up to an altitude of 200km or so.  But in fact the volcano is in the opposite hemisphere to the one we see here (albeit at a high latitude of about 67 degrees), and the plumes are reaching a height of over 300km.
There is much more detail about this volcano at the Gish Bar Times blog.

pappubahry:

Eruption of the Tvashtar volcano on Jupiter’s moon Io, photographed by New Horizons, 1 March 2007, during its gravity-assist Jupiter flyby on its way to Pluto.  I’ve brightened the pictures so that some detail on the darker part of Io is clearer.

The gif covers about 8 minutes of real time.  If you count pixels and look up Io’s diameter, it looks like the plume’s “only” being thrown up to an altitude of 200km or so.  But in fact the volcano is in the opposite hemisphere to the one we see here (albeit at a high latitude of about 67 degrees), and the plumes are reaching a height of over 300km.

There is much more detail about this volcano at the Gish Bar Times blog.

(via infinity-imagined)

March 29th heavymuffintop:

full moon in libra

heavymuffintop:

full moon in libra

(Source: heavymuffintop, via moonbrains)

March 23rd we-are-star-stuff:

This seems relevant today.

we-are-star-stuff:

This seems relevant today.

(via infinity-imagined)

March 6th infinity-imagined:

Earth seen by the Messenger spacecraft

infinity-imagined:

Earth seen by the Messenger spacecraft

(Source: messenger.jhuapl.edu)

March 3rd pappubahry:

Earth, photographed by Galileo after its first gravity-assist flyby of the planet.

pappubahry:

Earth, photographed by Galileo after its first gravity-assist flyby of the planet.

(via infinity-imagined)

March 3rd infinity-imagined:

The actual distance between the Earth and the Moon.

infinity-imagined:

The actual distance between the Earth and the Moon.

(Source: thefuckingdotcom)

February 27th

(Source: dooming, via lesprit-curieux)

February 21st

(Source: livelovesmilefeel, via samuelanddeanna)