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"We are made of star stuff, we are a way for the cosmos to know itself."
Carl Sagan

Photo Gallery: Mars and the Comet

distant-traveller:


Comet Siding Spring approaching Mars

Comet Siding Spring approaches within a degree of Mars at 5:07 a.m. CDT today October 19. Closest approach happens around 1:28 p.m. CDT (18:28 UT) when the comet will brush about 83,240 miles from the planet’s surface.

Image copyright: SEN / Damian Peach

distant-traveller:

Comet Siding Spring approaching Mars

Comet Siding Spring approaches within a degree of Mars at 5:07 a.m. CDT today October 19. Closest approach happens around 1:28 p.m. CDT (18:28 UT) when the comet will brush about 83,240 miles from the planet’s surface.

Image copyright: SEN / Damian Peach

(Source: universetoday.com)

spaceexp:

The inscription above the entrance to Space Camp

spaceexp:

The inscription above the entrance to Space Camp

whats-out-there:

"Voyager passed the orbit of Pluto in 1993 and has now entered the realm of interstellar space. Nobody happens to be onboard the craft, but a gold phonograph record attached to its side is etched with the earthly sounds of, among many things, the human heartbeat.
So with our heart, if not our soul, we fly ever farther.”
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

whats-out-there:

"Voyager passed the orbit of Pluto in 1993 and has now entered the realm of interstellar space. Nobody happens to be onboard the craft, but a gold phonograph record attached to its side is etched with the earthly sounds of, among many things, the human heartbeat.

So with our heart, if not our soul, we fly ever farther.”

- Neil deGrasse Tyson

canadian-space-agency:

NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman aboard the ISS: “The Milky Way steals the show from Sahara sands that make the Earth glow orange.” September 28th 2014.
Credit: Reid Wiseman/NASA

canadian-space-agency:

NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman aboard the ISS: “The Milky Way steals the show from Sahara sands that make the Earth glow orange.” September 28th 2014.

Credit: Reid Wiseman/NASA

(Source: twitter.com, via astro-bitch)

spaceexp:

Rosetta mission selfie at 16 km/10 miles of comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko

spaceexp:

Rosetta mission selfie at 16 km/10 miles of comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko