Astronomy

Was a little bored so I made this

Was a little bored so I made this

Wow

I want to know what happens when you're a lot bored. That's really cool.

"A little" bored? I'd hate to see what you get up to when the internet goes out.

yeah but those hours where useless and now i got something to be proud of and gain information at the same time, way better than just buying it or looking at it online

Protect your child!!!

Protect your child!!!

Alright...that's pretty good.

Spotted on the Dank Memes Astrophysics Page- https://www.facebook.com/AstrophysicsMemes/

Run by some grad students with a great sense of humor. :)

Because it's so easy

wtf? I though bdsm was "Brown Dwarf Star Moon." I've been using it wrong to my wife this whole time. She's going to kick my ass when I get home...

Got to show off my university's meteorite collection last night, wearing my Hubble Deep Field dress!

Got to show off my university's meteorite collection last night, wearing my Hubble Deep Field dress!

We need more women in science who aren't afraid to show off their astral bodies!!

Radio astronomy AMA?

All you need is an iguana, Ms. Frizzle

Ask away!

A couple of possible reasons why we havent succeeded in finding other forms of life in space.

A couple of possible reasons why we havent succeeded in finding other forms of life in space.

I feel like "Far far away" and "A long road ahead of us" should be considered the primary reasons at the moment. We just don't have the ability to detect life at such great distances in such a short amount of time.

We just recently developed ways to detect planets. The fact that we can't see civilizations isn't even remotely surprising, which renders the other explanations very premature at the moment.

Once we've colonized a few thousand star systems, searched a healthy portion of the milky way, and still haven't found intelligent life, then it's time to invoke the other explanations. Right now it's just premature to try to explain why we haven't found other civilizations. Due to the ridiculous scale of the universe it seems pretty obvious why we haven't.

To say we've barely scratched the surface is a monumental understatement.

"To search expectantly for a radio signal from an extraterrestrial source is probably as culture-bound a presumption as to search the galaxy for a good Italian restaurant." Terence McKenna

To say we've barely scratched the surface is a monumental understatement.

One pixel in all of the pixels manufactured.

If aliens don't exist explain Alf

A 3D printed model of the solar system I'm using tonight at an outreach event! The curve the planets are sitting on is the Sun on this scale

A 3D printed model of the solar system I'm using tonight at an outreach event! The curve the planets are sitting on is the Sun on this scale

This is a great way to get perspective. Now it just needs to be smoothed out and painted!

That's really cool how the stand is also the sun. Definitely the best perspective I've ever gotten on the size of the solar system!

I would buy that

The curve being the sun is a BRILLIANT touch. I would by this in a heart beat. You should totally make them a little bigger, then sand them, and paint them (include Saturn'a polar hexagon, Jupiter's eye, etc etc). They'd kill on Etsy. Little space trinkets would be awesome gift ideas, and I've never seen them on etsy so it's an open market.

The letter Carl Sagan wrote to Chuck Berry for Berry's 60th birthday

The letter Carl Sagan wrote to Chuck Berry for Berry's 60th birthday

I can't imagine what the person in charge was thinking...

NASA: "So, we want to put your record on a spacecraft and send it outside our galaxy. The purpose is that someone might one day listen to it."

EMI: "How are we going to collect royalties from aliens? If they can't pay, they can't listen."

NASA: "No one will hear this for at least the next 100 years, we want to immortalize the song"

EMI: "Nah fuck off dude, damn space pirates always trying to take our revenue."

A Solar Eclipse with a Beaded Ring of Fire

A Solar Eclipse with a Beaded Ring of Fire

Image Credit & Copyright: Stephen Bedingfield

Explanation: What kind of eclipse is this? On Sunday, visible in parts of Earth's southern hemisphere, the Moon blocked part of the Sun during a partial solar eclipse. In some locations, though, the effect was a rare type of partial eclipse called an annular eclipse. There, since the Moon is too far from the Earth to block the entire Sun, sunlight streamed around the edges of the Moon creating a "ring of fire". At some times, though, the effect was a rare type of annular eclipse. Then, an edge of the Moon nearly aligned with an edge of the Sun, allowing sunlight to stream through only low areas on the Moon. Called a "Baily's bead" or a "diamond ring", this doubly rare effect was captured Sunday in the feature photograph from Chubut, Argentina, in South America. This summer a total solar eclipse will swoop across North

The Porpoise Galaxy

The Porpoise Galaxy

From which we have received a curious radio message: So long and thanks for all the fish.

How to read a map of the 2017 eclipse

How to read a map of the 2017 eclipse

My mom lives right in the path of the solar eclipse and it just happens to be on my sisters birthday. Sounds like we are gonna take an awesome birthday road trip to visit my mom.

xkcd on telescopes

xkcd on telescopes

Types of telescopes in homes up for sale:

99.999% Refractor

.001% Reflector

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