astronomicalwonders

astronomicalwonders:

Earth rise on the Moon

On December 24, 1968, Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders were coming around from the far side of the Moon on their fourth orbit. Borman began to roll the spacecraft, and as he did, the Earth rose into view over the Moon’s limb. Anders, photographing the Moon from the right side window, caught sight of the view, and exclaimed: “Oh my God, look at that picture over there! There’s the Earth comin’ up. Wow, is that pretty!”

He snapped a black and white photo (bottom), capturing humanity’s first view of Earth from another planetary body. A few minutes later, Anders put color film in the camera and took the iconic color photographs of a half Earth hanging over the lunar horizon.

Credit: NASA/Earth Observatory

astronomicalwonders

astronomicalwonders:

The Cat’s Eye Nebula - NGC 6543

The Cat’s Eye Nebula or NGC 6543, is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Draco. Structurally, it is one of the most complex nebulae known, with high-resolution Hubble Space Telescope observations revealing remarkable structures such as knots, jets, bubbles and sinewy arc-like features. In the center of the Cat’s Eye there is a bright and hot star; around 1000 years ago this star lost its outer envelope, producing the nebula.

Credit: NASA/Hubble

sugarinmyhigh

sugarinmyhigh:

I saw this article, entitled This Is The Letter You Deserve, To Tell You That You Deserve More, and I thought that this should be known to the world.

Sometimes it’s easy to settle and forget the kind of love that you deserve. This is a letter for me, for you and for anyone who might need a…