Space

This is a 10 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 carats diamond
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This is a 10 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 carats diamond


Two reasons why it's unavailable (for now): first, BPM 37093 is a star about to die, and we're talking about its cristallized carbon nucleus. Second, it's 50 light years away from earth.

 



A timelapse of Jupiter, created by amateur astronomers from 1000 images
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A timelapse of Jupiter, created by amateur astronomers from 1000 images


 



The horsehead nebula, photographed by Hubble in 2013
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The horsehead nebula, photographed by Hubble in 2013


 



A space selfie, by Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide
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A space selfie, by Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide


Aki Hoshide immortalized a bright sunny day of 2012 during which he and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (visible in the reflections of Hoshide's helmet visor) underwent a session of extravehicular activity outside the International Space Station

 



The solar eclipse of November 3 2013, as observed from space
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The solar eclipse of November 3 2013, as observed from space


This eclipse was classified as a hybrid eclipse because it started out as an annular eclipse and became a total eclipse over equatorial Africa

 



Astronaut McCandless, 30ft from his space shuttle, on February 12th, 1984!
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Astronaut McCandless, 30ft from his space shuttle, on February 12th, 1984!


 



The southern pole of Jupiter, taken by Juno
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The southern pole of Jupiter, taken by Juno


Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the planet’s surface than previously thought

 



Galaxy NGC 4151 is nicknamed "the Eye of Sauron"
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Galaxy NGC 4151 is nicknamed “the Eye of Sauron”


This intermediate spiral Seyfert galaxy was nicknamed that way because of its appearance

 



Mars's color is actually more like butterscotch
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Mars’s color is actually more like butterscotch


The red color we often see is mostly coming from dust in its atmosphere

 



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Hurricane Matthew captured by cameras of the ISS


The International Space Station flew 250 miles over this Category 5 Atlantic hurricane on October 3, 2016

 



The aptly named Blue Planet
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The aptly named Blue Planet


The Pacific Ocean covers an area of 166 millions km². It's the largest and deepest of the World's oceanic basins

 



Project A119: The US planned a nuclear explosion on the Moon
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Project A119: The US planned a nuclear explosion on the Moon


The aim of the top-secret project A119 was to detonate a nuclear bomb on the Moon. The flash of explosive light would have been faintly visible to people on Earth with their naked eye; an US show of force after the Soviet Union took an early lead in the Space Race

 



In vacuum, objects fall at the same speed
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In vacuum, objects fall at the same speed


The acceleration of the object equals the gravitational acceleration in vacuum. The mass, size, and shape of the object are not a factor in describing the motion of the object. So all objects, regardless of size or shape or weight, free fall with the same acceleration. Thus in a vacuum, a beach ball falls at the same rate as an airliner!

 



Moon trees are planted all across the United States
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Moon trees are planted all across the United States


They are grown from 500 seeds that were taken into orbit around the Moon in 1971 during the Apollo 14 mission

 



The average color of the universe is "Cosmic Latte"
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The average color of the universe is “Cosmic Latte”


In 2002, astronomers Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA) determined that the color of the universe was a slightly beige-ish white. The survey included more than 200,000 galaxies, and measured the spectral range of the light from a large volume of the universe. The hexadecimal RGB value for Cosmic Latte is #FFF8E7