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landscapelifescape: “ Takamori Fudou-taki waterfall, Nagano, Japan Three Milky Ways (by masahiro miyasaka) ”

landscapelifescape: “ Takamori Fudou-taki waterfall, Nagano, Japan Three Milky Ways (by masahiro miyasaka) ”

Solar Eclipse and Milky Way seen from ISS (International Space Station)

Solar Eclipse and Milky Way seen from ISS (International Space Station)

Adjusted Philae’s background lighting - stars and Milky Way visibile

Adjusted Philae’s background lighting - stars and Milky Way visibile

Central area of the Milky Way galaxy, released by astronomers at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in Chile. The photo shows 84 million stars in an image measuring 108,500×81,500, which contains nearly 9 billion pixels, and is actually a composite of thousands of individual photographs shot with the observatory's VISTA survey telescope.

This Mind-blowing Photo of the Milky Way Shows 84 Million Stars in 9 Billion Pixels

Central area of the Milky Way galaxy, released by astronomers at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in Chile. The photo shows 84 million stars in an image measuring 108,500×81,500, which contains nearly 9 billion pixels, and is actually a composite of thousands of individual photographs shot with the observatory's VISTA survey telescope.

Milky Way – Palouse,WA – Putt Sakdhnagool

Milky Way – Palouse,WA – Putt Sakdhnagool

Taken by Prosper Henry, 1885.  This photograph of the Ring Nebula in the constellation Lyra shows but a three-degree section of the firmament, 1,956 light-years from earth. Once a star similar to our own sun, the nebula was formed when the star exploded, releasing gasses from its outer shell into space.

Taken by Prosper Henry, 1885. This photograph of the Ring Nebula in the constellation Lyra shows but a three-degree section of the firmament, 1,956 light-years from earth. Once a star similar to our own sun, the nebula was formed when the star exploded, releasing gasses from its outer shell into space.

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