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A Dark Dune Field in Proctor Crater on Mars

Mario Pucic


#1: 15 quadrati: plastico di ottone smaltato nero
#2: concavo-convesso no. 11: plastico di rete di ottoneĀ 

Mostra di Bruno Munari, 1948

(via nebule)


Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson
"In the early hours of January 23, 1973, the 5000 residents of Heimaey Island awoke to a 1,500m-long wall of fire rising to the east of the town. The island, originally formed by volcanic eruptions, was hastily evacuated within a couple of days."

Day 43 #create365 

Astronomy Photo of the Day (APotD): 8/26/14 - Merope’s Reflection Nebula

In this image, a nebula can be seen reflecting the light of a neighboring star, which lies some 440 light-years away in the constellation of Taurus.

Merope’s Reflection nebula (also known as Tempel’s Nebula or NGC 1435) and other stellar nebulae of a similar form, are created when grains of interstellar dust reflect the light of embedded stars. The blue color, which is brilliant in this particular nebula, is so prevalent because dust scatters blue light much more easily than red.

Also seen here is one of the brightest stars in the Pleiades cluster, Merope (23 Tau). All the way to the far left is Bernard’s Merope Nebula, which is also known as IC 349. This area is particularly efficient at reflection, giving it its brilliant layered aesthetics.

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Credit: Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT) & Giovanni Anselmi (Coelum Astronomia), Hawaiian Starlight

Alex Swing