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I have a deep love for astronomy but I also love photographyI try and take astrophotography photos but I mostly take photos of landscapes and objects. There are two sets of photos on this page:

  1. My personal photography
  2. Photos I’ve used in all my posts (some are awesome as desktop wallpapers!

 

 

 

Falcon Heavy Launches to Infinity and Beyond!

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Falcon Heavy Launches to Infinity and Beyond!

What a big day for SpaceX! The highly anticipated Falcon Heavy launches on February 6th, 2018. What made this launch fascinating is a couple of things: It’s the first launch of SpaceX’s heavy-duty rocket that will one day bring humans to Mars and even beyond Falcon Heavy is carrying Elon’s Tesla Roadster at a payload (Elon just being fun and crazy Elon!) The spacecraft will cross Mars’ orbit Do you, also, want to watch the Falcon Heavy launch over and over again? Say no more fam! (this is my pad remote!)...

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Rocket Lab Sends Electron Rocket to Orbit

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Rocket Lab Sends Electron Rocket to Orbit

There is no exciting time than now when it comes to space exploration and the growth of private space companies. Most of us have heard of SpaceX (Elon Musk) and some of us may have also heard of Blue Origin (Jeff Bezos). However, another private space company called Rocket Lab joins the race! The huge news with this company is that they launched their Electron rocket into orbit which had a payload of CubeSats for two clients. This puts them in a league of only a dozen other space companies that have launched successfully today. I will say...

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Final Phase of Stellar Life Results in Beautiful Cassiopeia A

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Final Phase of Stellar Life Results in Beautiful Cassiopeia A

Cassiopeia A (Cas A) is a prime example of beauty paired with absolute destruction. We call Cassiopeia a supernova remnant in astronomy. It’s located 11,000 light-years away from Earth in our very own Milky Way. However, that isn’t the most fascinating part about Cassiopeia A. What’s amazing is you’re looking at exactly the process of what breaths life into new stars and planets. It’s the threads of life that keeps the universe interesting and giving it a way of knowing itself. The colors that you see in the...

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Studies Indicate Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole Dictates Star Formation

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Studies Indicate Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole Dictates Star Formation

Formation of stars is one of the most important aspects when it comes to life in the universe as well as the variety of heavy elements available in the universe. Without star formation we wouldn’t be here nor would elements like gold. Astronomers discovered that large galaxies with supermassive black holes have a lot to do with whether more stars will form or not.   A supermassive black hole has numerous effects like the gravitational effect on stars and sometimes powering the immense radiation from an active galactic nucleus...

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10 Amazing Discoveries that Changed Astronomy in 2017

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10 Amazing Discoveries that Changed Astronomy in 2017

We’re at the tail-end of 2017 and what a year for astronomy and space science! I’m excited to talk about ten astronomy discoveries that help shape and change 2017. I will organize these by discovery date. Let’s jump right to it!   1) NASA and European Astronomers Discover 7 Earth-Size Planets Orbiting Red Dwarf Star The search for life is one of the most critical questions for astronomy and even humanity. Are we alone in the universe or are there other life forms, even intelligent ones? Well in February of 2017, NASA...

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Cassini Grande Finale: A Spacecraft We’ll Never Forget (Presentation)

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Cassini Grande Finale: A Spacecraft We’ll Never Forget (Presentation)

It’s been two amazing decades with Cassini-Huygens spacecraft. The first mission to orbit Saturn and the first mission to land on an exo-moon. The photos that Cassini brought back alone are priceless. I put together a presentation for a lunch n learn for Cassini’s Grande Finale. We will go over what the mission was, why it was important as well as what did we learn from it. I hope you enjoy this 45-minute presentation. I apologize for any inconvenience on the audio quality near the end but it does capture my entire presentation....

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NASA Invests in 22 Exploration Concepts that will Ignite the Future

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NASA Invests in 22 Exploration Concepts that will Ignite the Future

NASA knows that humankind has many problems to face in the future. In fact today we not only have to worry about climate change and human problems but we still haven’t figured out or tested any solutions to prevent an asteroid collision. However, don’t fret we’re investing in these 22 awesome exploration concepts that will help us solve for some of these problems. So let’s jump into what these are. I should mention that NASA has broken these investments up in two phases. We’ll go over in what each phase is...

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Carnival of Space 505: Best Weekly Space Stories

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Carnival of Space 505: Best Weekly Space Stories

Hello space fans and welcome to another edition of Carnival of Space! If you’re unfamiliar with this awesome space community driven literature then let me give you a break down. The Carnival of Space is where a space blogger from the Universe Today community will round up all the latest and greatest space stories for the week so you don’t have to scour the web for the good stuff. We have a great lineup this week so let’s blast off.   Hubble Takes Advantage Of Opposition To Snap Jupiter – Universe Today Hubble...

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Astronomers Discover Surprising New Class of X-Ray Pulsating Stars

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Astronomers Discover Surprising New Class of X-Ray Pulsating Stars

Pulsating stars have been one of the most intriguing objects in our universe and provide insightful value to how we can map out distances. Astronomers discover a new class of X-ray variable stars that have been in question for the last decade. The team that discovered this is from Canada and the United States. It includes universities such as Villanova, University of Colorado, Harvard, University of Texas, and University of Toronto. To understand why this discovery is amazing we should clear out some of the main pieces here. For one variable...

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How the Trip to Titan Changed Everything

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How the Trip to Titan Changed Everything

There are many missions and discoveries that have truly reshaped the way we think about the planets, stars, solar system and beyond. However, the Cassini-Huygens mission is arguably one of the most important missions for humankind. A moon that truly opened our eyes is Titan. It’s Saturn’s largest moon and the only moon in our solar system to have a dense atmosphere. Many people are familiar with our missions to the Moon or Mars but not everyone is familiar with the mission to Titan. We’ll take a look at the story of getting...

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2016 Guide to Astronomy Discoveries

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2016 Guide to Astronomy Discoveries

I try and keep up with the latest astronomy discoveries and still have a hard time catching everything. 2016 has been nothing short of exciting and has left me in awe on more than one occasion. So here’s a list of all the space science discoveries made in 2016. Be sure to bookmark this page and come back as it’ll be updated until the last day of the year. Here we go!   Jan 7th, 2016 – Most Distant Massive Galaxy Cluster Identified 2016 starts off with a grand find. Coming to you from MIT is a discovery of a gargantuan...

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How Direct Fusion Drive (DFD) will Revolutionize Space Travel

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How Direct Fusion Drive (DFD) will Revolutionize Space Travel

Direct Fusion Drive (DFD) could possibly pave the way for traveling in space and to planets. Sometimes I daydream and wish we could somehow speed up the process of getting to planets. It’s a very hard problem and we’re still testing out various solutions for different situations. History shows that humans have planned to go to the moon and beyond since the Apollo program in the early 1970’s. During that time the most advanced propulsion engines were nuclear fission thermal rockets. However, these rocks barely got any use as...

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Gorgeous Sagittarius Sunflowers Blooming in the Cosmos

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Gorgeous Sagittarius Sunflowers Blooming in the Cosmos

This is a beautiful cosmic family portrait of what is known as the “Sagittarius Sunflower.” What you are looking at are 3 distinct cosmic nebulae. On the left we have the famous M8 or “Lagoon Nebula,” located about 4,400 light years from Earth. This nebula alone is about hundreds of light years across or about 1 quadrillion KM. To try and put that in perspective, if we travelled at 50 km/s (which we have before) it would take us 5 trillion hours or 26 million years!! And this is in our own Milky Way. We haven’t...

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New Exciting NASA Telescope TESS Looks for Planets Closer to Home

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New Exciting NASA Telescope TESS Looks for Planets Closer to Home

Is there life beyond Earth? A question so imperative that it has powered numerous sci-fi genres as well as historic missions like NASA’s Kepler Spacecraft. The implications of that question being answered will change the course of humanity forever. Currently, we have 2,237 confirmed planets. Meaning we have identified that many planets exist with actual observations that lie beyond our solar system. Of course, we estimate there to be at least 100 billion in our own galaxy, but observing them with our own eyes is a different story. Enter...

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Carnival of Space 462: This Week’s Top Space Stories

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Carnival of Space 462: This Week’s Top Space Stories

Welcome to another edition of Carnival of Space! For those of you who are new to this it’s a collection of the best space stories from around the community. Today BrownSpaceman is hosting Carnival of Space 462. Let’s take a look at some of our awesome space stories today! First 3D Tools Printed Aboard Space Station An article by Universe Today about the first 3D tools printed in space! How cool is that? Read on to find out what tools they printed and how it’ll help our astronauts on those long missions. Read more... 470...

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