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Best New Space Pictures: Galactic Goblins, Alaskan Glows


Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, interesting, space, earth, milky way, world )

Tamara
- 334 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Partly hidden behind a river of gas and dust is the brightly burning core of our home galaxy, just visible near the horizon in this image. It lies more than 26,000 light-years away from Earth. Stretching more than 100,000 light-years across, our Milky Wa



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LMj Sunshine (127)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 10:27 pm
Fascinating, thank you.
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Friday October 18, 2013, 12:54 am
I am speechless - I look at that picture and I literally get carried away......... thanks for BRIGHTENING my day Tamara
 

Kate Kenner (200)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:42 pm
Beautiful. I love pictures of space/the universe. It is amazing to me that it is all out there. I fantasize about being up there in the middle of it all
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 4:21 pm
Beautiful, thank you.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 4:36 pm
Noted w/many thanks for posting, Tamara.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:58 pm
noted, thanks
 

Dale O. (190)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:44 pm
Marvellous, colourful and fascinating.
 

Rebecca D. (30)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:08 am
just beautiful :)
 

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 7:43 am
Great Pics! Thanks.
 

Dmitry Nikiforov (236)
Monday October 21, 2013, 1:02 am
Beautiful, thank you
 

Bob P. (427)
Monday October 21, 2013, 6:41 am
great pics...thanks Tamara
 

Ben B. (39)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:42 am
Beautiful, as noted elsewhere, I love astro-photography, thanks for posting Tamara.
Space is mind-bogglingly huge.... we have a lot to learn.
 

Pat A. (117)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 10:01 am
Absolutely gorgeous - bless you for this bit of cheer Tamara, I really needed it!
 

Val R. (242)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 10:33 am
Amazing - thanks for sharing!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 10:44 am
Thanks
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 11:09 am
Very cool, thank you.
Seeing the Milky Way, here, reminds me of how much we have lost to light pollution.
there is a "DarkSky" movement, in which people may be interested. Among other things it involves towns, etc, putting in lighting systems that point the lights down...where we are.
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 8:02 pm
Way Cool I would so love to dance along the milky way! Supreme photos that are inspiring yet alien
thanks so much Tamara
 

Ana R (220)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:36 am
noted with thanks
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Friday October 25, 2013, 1:30 pm
Awesome!!!
 
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