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To believe in a universe as young as six or seven thousand years old is to extinguish the light from most of the galaxy. Not to mention, the light from all the hundred billion other galaxies in the observable universe.

(Source: demoncolbert, via astronomicalillusion)

into-theuniverse:

Open Cluster M6 & Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1)
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into-theuniverse:

Open Cluster M6 & Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1)

(Source: apod.nasa.gov)

womeninspace:

Dava Newman nominated for NASA Deputy Administrator
According to SpaceNews, Obama nominated Dava Newman for the position of Deputy Administrator at NASA. The position was held by Lori Garver from 2009 to 2013 and has since been vacant.
Dava Newman is a professor at MIT and director of the MIT Portugal Program. She is most well known for her work on a formfitting spacesuit, pictured above.
Read Dava Newman’s MIT bio here
[Image: Dava Newman in the form fitting Biosuit.]
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womeninspace:

Dava Newman nominated for NASA Deputy Administrator

According to SpaceNews, Obama nominated Dava Newman for the position of Deputy Administrator at NASA. The position was held by Lori Garver from 2009 to 2013 and has since been vacant.

Dava Newman is a professor at MIT and director of the MIT Portugal Program. She is most well known for her work on a formfitting spacesuit, pictured above.

Read Dava Newman’s MIT bio here

[Image: Dava Newman in the form fitting Biosuit.]

(via mindblowingscience)

kjernereaktor:

thedemon-hauntedworld:
The Pinwheel Galaxy (M33) Messier 83 is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra. It is one of the closest and brightest barred spiral galaxies in the sky, making it visible with binoculars.
Credit: Navaneeth Unnikrishnan
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kjernereaktor:

thedemon-hauntedworld:

The Pinwheel Galaxy (M33)
Messier 83 is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra. It is one of the closest and brightest barred spiral galaxies in the sky, making it visible with binoculars.

Credit: Navaneeth Unnikrishnan

(via cosmicvastness)