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Do you remember our last #FBF image of SN 1987A?⠀

Thirty years ago, on 23 February 1987, the light from a stellar explosion marking the death of a massive star arrived at Earth to shine in Southern Hemisphere skies.⠀

Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, SN 1987A was the closest observed supernova to Earth since the invention of the telescope. Studying it for the last 30 years has revolutionised our understanding of the explosive death of massive stars.⠀

Go to our @instagram Story to learn more about this violent event and download a montage with all the images.⠀

📸 @NASA, @europeanspaceagency and R. Kirshner (@Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and @moorefound), P. Challis (Harvard-@Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

To date, the only spacecraft to visit the planet Uranus was the Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1985. Due to Voyager 2's trajectory, it was only able to visit one of the major moons of Uranus. Called Miranda, it's a relatively small moon at only 300 miles across.
Although it was the only moon of Uranus that scientists got a close look at, it definitely did not disappoint. Miranda turned out to be a strange world indeed. It's surface is covered in strange features that scientists still struggle to explain. Yet there is one interesting theory that explains the surface features of Miranda. It's possible that early in its history, Miranda suffered a catastrophic collision that broke the entire moon. Miranda could have collided with another moon, asteroid, or comet. However, it didn't remain broken. Over time, the moon reassembled itself. The strange surface features could be a result of this, but it's still not fully known. Here's another fun fact, Miranda is home to the largest cliffs in the solar system.
Image credit: NASA
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🔭Seven Worlds for TRAPPIST 1
Seven worlds orbit the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, a mere 40 light-years away. In May 2016 astronomers using the Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) announced the discovery of three planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Just announced, additional confirmations and discoveries by the Spitzer Space Telescope and supporting ESO ground-based telescopes have increased the number of known planets to seven. The TRAPPIST-1 planets are likely all rocky and similar in size to Earth, the largest treasure trove of terrestrial planets ever detected around a single star. Because they orbit very close to their faint, tiny star they could also have regions where surface temperatures allow for the presence of liquid water, a key ingredient for life. Their tantalizing proximity to Earth makes them prime candidates for future telescopic explorations of the atmospheres of potentially habitable planets. All seven worlds appear in this artist's illustration, an imagined view from a fictionally powerful telescope near planet Earth. Planet sizes and relative positions are drawn to scale for the Spitzer observations. The system's inner planets are transiting their dim, red, nearly Jupiter-sized parent star.
Illustration Credit: NASA,JPL-Caltech,Spitzer Space Telescope,Robert Hurt (Spitzer,Caltech)

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We study star formation, planets, comets, celestial molecules, and more to better understand the universe and our place in it. #NASAbeyond #NASA747 #infraredAstronomy #nebula #whirlpool

Wala ka ng kawala TRIXIE dahil ung Yaya ni Princess ay todo banty na sa kanya pra ndi n maulit ung nangyari khapon #telescope#LLReward @tommyesguerra @tommyofesguerrafamily @esguerrafamily @shirleymaye

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Result of yesterday evening. Orion widefield testframe (20 seconds). Then came the clouds.
But you should be satisfied with small things.

Nikon D5100+Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8

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Nasa astronaut Pete Conrad and the American Flag on the Ocean Of Storms. Apollo 12, 1969
Photo from @explorationspacedaily definitely recommend checking her page out 🚀

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This image shows the central region of the Great Attractor. Note the strong warping of the galaxy to the left of the center, which may be caused by gravitational interaction with one or both of the bright galaxies that are seen above and below it.⠀

Credit: ESO⠀

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Dark side of the moon #orion #telescope #malta

Introducing the Trappist-1 Habitable Solar System. Leave it NASA to pull something out of their hats when it really counts and science is on the ropes. http://ow.ly/aiOm309p1M1
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"Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars." - Les Brown

Wolf-Rayet stars are stars with unusual spectra that indicate extremely high surface temperatures and violently strong stellar winds. Abbreviated as 'WR Stars', these stars have reached a point in their evolution where heavy elements are fusing in their cores. While heavier elements are created in the core, light elements such as hydrogen are cast off into space. Their surface temperatures range from 30,000 K to around 200,000 K, hotter than almost all other stars.
WR 124 is located in the constellation Sagitta and is one of the fastest runaway stars in the galaxy. The layers of gas surrounding the star are being expelled into space at over 200 km/hr.
Photo credit: NASA/ESA, HST
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