M43: Orion Falls.
Is there a waterfall in Orion? No, but some of the dust in M43 appears similar to a waterfall on Earth. M43, part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, is the often imaged but rarely mentioned neighbor of the more famous M42. M42, which includes many bright stars from the Trapezium cluster, lies above the featured scene. M43 is itself a star forming region and although laced with filaments of dark dust, is composed mostly of glowing hydrogen. The entire Orion field, located about 1600 light years away, is inundated with many intricate and picturesque filaments of dust. Opaque to visible light, dark dust is created in the outer atmosphere of massive cool stars and expelled by a strong outer wind of protons and electrons.
.Image Credit & Copyright: Zhuoqun Wu, Chilescope Telescope 2
Saturn is considered one of the most beautiful planets in our solar system. It is called ‘the jewel’ because of its glistening, glowing rings that surround the planet. The rings are made up of millions and millions of rock and ice pieces, and while they are not actually glowing, the light of the sun reflecting off of the ice makes them appear that way. Astronomers have been observing Saturn for many years, and they have noticed something that is very strange. The rings around Saturn seem to be disappearing...
Saturn is in orbit in our solar system and is the sixth planet. Planetary scientists aren’t completely sure how Saturn got its rings, but it is believed that another planet or possibly one of the satellite moons crashed into the planet or another moon and left an enormous amount of ice and rock debris. Over time, Saturn’s gravity pulled the debris together to form the rings. As we continue to study Saturn we have found out that there are gaps between the rings and the debris comes in a variety of sizes. Some of the ice crystals are as small as a grain of sand while others are as large as a house. Some of the rings are wide and other rings are thinner.
Since Saturn has its own orbit around the sun, occasionally the orbit takes it to a location where the planet seems to tip just enough so that the rings slowly seem to be disappearing. This process will continue as Saturn moves through its orbit until the rings are completely invisible to any of us on earth. The process is temporary and as the orbit continues the rings will once again appear, just as slowly as they disappeared.
STS-135 was the 135th and final mission of the Space Shuttle Program. Astronauts Ferguson, Hurley, Magnus, and Walheim flew onboard the Atlantis and lifted off of the pad on July 8, 2011 to deliver the final module of the International Space Station.
The shuttle flew for 30 years and was responsible for countless launches of @iss components, Hubble Space Telescope deployment and maintenance, and for sending the first American woman into space.
#Repost@asgardia_space Pink round dwarf planet discovered in our Solar system💫
A team of scientists spotted an object that is the most-distant body observed to date in our solar system. It is the first object ever discovered that is orbiting at more than 100 times the distance from Earth to the sun. Announced yesterday, the new object, designated 2018 VG18 by the International Astronomical Union and nicknamed “Farout” by the researchers for its location, appears to be a pink round dwarf planet. "All that we currently know about 2018 VG18 is its extreme distance from the sun, its approximate diameter, and its color," said David Tholen, a researcher at the University of Hawaii. "Because 2018 VG18 is so distant, it orbits very slowly, likely taking more than 1,000 years to take one trip around the Sun." The planet was first spotted with the Subaru 8-meter telescope in Hawaii in November, and the findings were confirmed in December by the Magellan telescope in Chile.
The distance between the sun and the Earth is 1 AU (astronomical unit), and the distance to Farout is about 120 AU. Pluto, for example, is only at about 34 AU, which means that Farout is more than 3.5 times further away. The findings now place the dwarf planet Eris, which was thought to be the most far-away object at 96 AU, in second place in terms of farthest distance from the sun.
Find more details on our official website Asgardia.Space💫
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Photographic post of the week.⠀
Out-of-this-world entries at #Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 #photography
Today I want to share the Orion Constellation! You can see Betelgeuse (top left) a red supergiant star, Rigel (bottom right) a blue-white supergiant star, the Orion Belt in the center, and the famous Orion Nebula (M42), one of the most beautiful Nebula in the sky, also visible in the naked eyes!🌌🎆
▪THE 12/12 ENERGY PORTAL▪
An energetic doorway opened on 12/12 that created a surge in ancient downloads + high frequency vibrations. The portal is open until 12/21 (the number 12 reversed) which will be closed out with the Sun entering Capricorn + a full moon in cancer the next day (12/22)🌕
Portals like 12/12, 8/08, 11/11 are times we undergo major internal changes. The collective receives universal upgrades. Ancient downloads from Source. You may have received "random" (lol nothing is random) self-realizations on 12/12 that smacked you in the face. Eye did and it was very intense... and emotional lol🙄
Portals occur to create intense transformations in your pysche in a short period. For 12/12, my intuition is telling me the focus is:
2. Emotional baggage
While we are in the portal... sungaze when the sun rises or sets to receive important downloads. Meditate at the same time daily. And the biggest part of this time: YOU NEED TO LEAVE BEHIND WHATEVER ISH YOU CAME INTO THE PORTAL WITH that doesn't serve you anymore👽
The gate closes in 3 days. Use this time to be receptive to new waves of information you suddenly get. Think about what/who you need to relinquish that lowers your vibration. The only way we can raise our vibration to the next level and manifest our desires and dreams into the 3D is to make ROOM for them by releasing stagnant energy!!! So... people, toxic thought patterns, relationship patterns, you get it. Release and upgrade. Release and upgrade. Release and upgrade👁
The full moon occurs right after 12/21 which is PEAK time for MANIFESTING, perfect timing as we release old heavy baggage. Then you can enter Capricorn season super grounded and focused on your goals #earthenergy#cardinalearth#LOA
THE DICHOTOMY OF THE SIGNS! ♉
I figured since I already started with Aries, I might as well follow the pattern and move chronologically through the zodiac. Next up, Taurus. ♉
Tauruses are a powerhouse of energy. Their practical abilities allow them to become successful at anything they put their mind to. Most of the time, their success is a direct result of their fierce independence. Unlike their earth sign counterparts, Virgo and Capricorn, who tend to find success through structured systems, a Taurus is often a lone-wolf, preferring to make their gains solo. ♉
In fact, usually the only time a Taurus wants to work with others is if that group is their audience, waiting to learn from the Taurus. This desire for social recognition is where the Taurus's inherent contradiction comes into play. ♉
While Tauruses are independent of society's expectations and choose to create their success on their own terms, they are simultaneously dependent on society's recognition of their successes. This tension between rejection and desire of social integration has the potential to break a Taurus's strength. They can become insecure and unwilling to carve out their own path in life, too scared to take action in worry that it won't be received positively by others. ♉
When a Taurus's groundedness cracks, a more dangerous dependency emerges: addiction to earthly pleasures. A Taurus's freedom of being is so essential, that if it is robbed from them, they can turn to extreme forms of indulgence. Enjoying earthly pleasures stops them from facing the emotional disappointment of losing their social independence. However, this only makes matters worse, as the more dependent they become on their addiction, the more dependent they become on society, continuously furthering their disappointment. ♉
A healthy Taurus will have let go of the need to be socially accepted, appreciating recognition when it is given and being okay when it is not. ♉
Un nuevo planeta enano en nuestro sistema solar ha sido descubierto, y es el más lejano hasta donde se sabe.
Conocido formalmente como 2018 VG18 pero apodado Farout, este pequeño mundo se encuentra a unos 18 mil millones de kilómetros de distancia, aproximadamente 3.5 veces la distancia a Plutón.
Un equipo de astrónomos descubrió Farout utilizando el telescopio Subaru japonés en Hawai. Los objetos del sistema solar como este se encuentran al mirar una serie de imágenes del mismo punto del cielo para cualquier punto que parece moverse en comparación con las estrellas de fondo.
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