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On the road to Carina

this picture was not taken from space. it was taken from the top of a mountain in chile.

From launch to landing, a space shuttle's solid rocket booster journey is captured with audio mixed and enhanced by Skywalker Sound in a video uploaded to YouTube by NASA.

Riding the Booster with enhanced sound - point of view of the Solid Rocket Booster with sound mixing and enhancement done by the folks at Skywalker Sound.

A big star cluster! So pretty!

Globular Star Cluster NGC 6752 Image Credit & Copyright: Damian Peach Explanation: Some light-years away toward the southern constellation Pavo, the globular star cluster NGC 6752 roams the halo of our Milky Way galaxy.

Messier 106, also known as NGC 4258, is about 80,000 light-years across and 23.5 million light-years away, the largest member of the Canes II galaxy group. NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day: January 16, 2016

Messier also known as NGC is about light-years across and million light-years away, the largest member of the Canes II galaxy group. NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day: January 2016

Stars Galaxies

These beautiful stars in the galaxy.

Stargazing Wolf

The Heart and Soul Nebulas: The Heart Nebula, officially dubbed IC 1805 and visible in the above zoomable view on the right, has a shape reminiscent of a classical heart symbol.

The European Space Agency's third Automated Transfer Vehicle docks with the International Space Station. Is it weird that I wish I lived on this thing?

Approaches the Station In this photo taken from the International Space Station, the European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer is seen on approach for docking. The unmanned cargo spacecraft docked to the space station at p. EDT on March

Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.

Clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.

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Colorful Clouds Near Rho Ophiuchi Image Credit & Copyright: Markus Noller (Deep-Sky-Images)

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