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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:41:17 +0800



Unspeakable beauty and unimaginable bedlam can be found together in the Orion Nebula Arguably the most famous of all astronomy nebulas, the Great Nebula in Orion is an immense interstellar molecular cloud only 1500 light-years away. In the featured deep image shown in assigned colors, the part of the nebula’s center known as M43 is shown as taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The Great Nebula in Orion can be found with the unaided eye near the easily identifiable belt of three stars in the popular constellation Orion. The entire Orion Nebula, including both M42 and M43 spans about 40 light years and is located in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun.

July 06, 2020
from NASA | https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200706.html

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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) looking for food in the waves on Lake Windermere. Bowness-on-Windermere, England

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 08:39:25 +0800


Every person is worthy of love.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 02:47:22 +0800



Why would clouds form a hexagon on Saturn? Nobody is sure. Originally discovered during the Voyager flybys of Saturn in the 1980s, nobody has ever seen anything like it anywhere else in the Solar System. Acquiring its first sunlit views of far northern Saturn in late 2012, the Cassini spacecraft’s wide-angle camera recorded this stunning, false-color image of the ringed planet’s north pole. The composite of near-infrared image data results in red hues for low clouds and green for high ones, giving the Saturnian cloudscape a vivid appearance. This and similar images show the stability of the hexagon even 20+ years after Voyager. Movies of Saturn’s North Pole show the cloud structure maintaining its hexagonal structure while rotating. Unlike individual clouds appearing like a hexagon on Earth, the Saturn cloud pattern appears to have six well defined sides of nearly equal length. Four Earths could fit inside the hexagon. Beyond the cloud tops at the upper right, arcs of the planet’s eye-catching rings appear bright blue.

July 05, 2020
from NASA | https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200705.html

Sun, 05 Jul 2020 12:16:19 +0800


“The past is never dead. It’s not even the past.” -Faulkner

Sun, 05 Jul 2020 02:47:22 +0800



A sensitive video camera on a summit of the Vosges mountains in France captured these surprising fireworks above a distant horizon on June 26. Generated over intense thunderstorms, this one about 260 kilometers away, the brief and mysterious flashes have come to be known as red sprites. The transient luminous events are caused by electrical breakdown at altitudes of 50 to 100 kilometers. That puts them in the mesophere, the coldest layer of planet Earth’s atmosphere. The glow beneath the sprites is from more familiar lighting though, below the storm clouds. But on the right, the video frames have captured another summertime apparition from the mesophere. The silvery veins of light are polar mesospheric clouds. Also known as noctilucent or night shining clouds, the icy clouds still reflect the sunlight when the Sun is below the horizon.

July 04, 2020
from NASA | https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200704.html

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 12:16:02 +0800




Common blue damselflies (Enallagma cyathigerum) mating in Whitecross Green Wood, Buckinghamshire. The composite shows how the female swings her abdomen to initiate pairing.

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 08:39:17 +0800


Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.

Zhuang Zhou

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Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:41:25 +0800



Stars are forming in Lynds Dark Nebula (LDN) 1251. About 1,000 light-years away and drifting above the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, the dusty molecular cloud is part of a complex of dark nebulae mapped toward the Cepheus flare region. Across the spectrum, astronomical explorations of the obscuring interstellar clouds reveal energetic shocks and outflows associated with newborn stars, including the telltale reddish glow from scattered Herbig-Haro objects seen in this sharp image. Distant background galaxies also lurk on the scene, buried behind the dusty expanse. This alluring view imaged with a backyard telescope and broadband filters spans about two full moons on the sky, or 17 light-years at the estimated distance of LDN 1251.

July 03, 2020
from NASA | https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200703.html

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:16:01 +0800


Let your actions and intentions be harmonious.

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:47:01 +0800




Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World, Montreal, Canada. The construction of the cathedral, ordered by Ignace Bourget, began in 1875 in order to replace the former Saint-Jacques Cathedral which had burned in 1852. The building is a scale model of Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the new church was consecrated in 1894. In 2000 the cathedral was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

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The Old Astronomer’s Milky Way arcs through this peaceful northern sky. Against faint, diffuse starlight you can follow dark rifts of interstellar dust clouds stretching from the galaxy’s core. They lead toward bright star Antares at the right, almost due south above the horizon. The brightest beacon in the twilight is Jupiter, though. From the camera’s perspective it seems to hang from the limb of a tree framing the foreground, an apple tree of course. The serene maritime nightscape was recorded in tracked and untracked exposures on June 16 from Dover, Nova Scotia, planet Earth.

July 02, 2020
from NASA | https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200702.html

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:16:28 +0800




Cusheon Lake is the third largest lake of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. This picture was taken from a pier on a public beach by Cusheon Lake Road in the early morning, about 2 hours after the sunrise

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Wed, 01 Jul 2020 13:41:27 +0800



Has your world ever turned upside-down? It would happen every day if you stay fixed to the stars. Most time-lapse videos of the night sky show the stars and sky moving above a steady Earth. Here, however, the camera has been forced to rotate so that the stars remain fixed, and the Earth rotates around them. The movie, with each hour is compressed to a second, dramatically demonstrates the daily rotation of the Earth, called diurnal motion. The video begins by showing an open field in Namibia, Africa, on a clear day, last year. Shadows shift as the Earth turns, the shadow of the Earth rises into the sky, the Belt of Venus momentarily appears, and then day turns into night. The majestic band of our Milky Way Galaxy stretches across the night sky, while sunlight-reflecting, Earth-orbiting satellites zoom by. In the night sky, you can even spot the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. The video shows a sky visible from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere, but a similar video could be made for every middle latitude on our blue planet.

July 01, 2020
from NASA | https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200701.html

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North corridor of the Strasbourg train station (Bas-Rhin, France).

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 08:39:26 +0800


In nature, there is no “picking sides”. There is no good vs. evil. Everything exists in balance. We should think of this before trying to project our selfish fantasies onto the world.

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:47:23 +0800