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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!

 

 

 

What You Need to Know for NASA’s InSight Landing on Mars Nov 26

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What You Need to Know for NASA’s InSight Landing on Mars Nov 26

Mars is getting another visitor very soon and its name is InSight. It’ll be landing on Mars on November 26th, 2018. Maybe you’ve heard a little about this mission or maybe you’re new to it. Let’s take a look at what this mission is and everything you need to know for the landing.   What is InSight’s Main Mission? This new lander’s mission stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations (InSight). It will help us answer what is under that hood of Mars or more specifically what’s going...

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3 Awesome Facts about Ganymede: Jupiter’s Largest Moon

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3 Awesome Facts about Ganymede: Jupiter’s Largest Moon

Ganymede is one of the most fascinating moons out there in the solar system. Ganymede is Jupiters largest moon and in fact the solar system’s largest moon. It’s covered in craters caused by space debris hitting it constantly. Honestly, I don’t want to spoil all the fun facts so let’s jump into the 3 awesome facts! 1. Ganymede has a magnetic field that only a few planets have in the solar system Imagine you’re on Earth and you see a beautiful aurora light up the sky as the colors dance around. Now imagine...

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Alyssa Carson: Journey to Becoming a Future Mars Astronaut

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Alyssa Carson: Journey to Becoming a Future Mars Astronaut

Alyssa Carson is one of the most impressive people you’ll meet. She’s 17 years old and has a dream to be a future Mars astronaut. That isn’t even my favorite part. Alyssa has numerous accomplishments already, and the wonderful part about it is that she’s been doing it all publically. It’s one thing to look up to your heroes like Buzz Aldrin, Chris Hadfield, or Sally Ride. It’s another to see a hero’s journey right before your eyes. If you’re interested in learning more about Alyssa you can check...

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Carnival of Space 577: Awesome Weekly Space Stories

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Carnival of Space 577: Awesome Weekly Space Stories

Hello, space fans! I am excited to host the Carnival of Space episode 577. If you’re new to this weekly curation of handcrafted space stories then let me explain. Every week a space journalist hosts the Carnival of Space and posts all the amazing posts from other space advocates in the community. It’s something UniverseToday started and has been going for years! Alright, let’s jump into the good stuff.   Universe Today – Look at all the Aerosols Pushed into the Atmosphere, from Fires, Volcanoes and Pollution. Even...

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5 NASA Inventions You Probably Didn’t Know About

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5 NASA Inventions You Probably Didn’t Know About

There are numerous NASA inventions that have enhanced our lives on Earth. In fact, there are so many different companies and products introduced into the public market that NASA publishes a journal called the NASA Spinoff report. It explains in further detail of what space exploration problem they were trying to solve, what was created as a result, and then its final transformation into the commercial market. One final remark before we head into each invention is that even though NASA only highlights their top 50 inventions there are over...

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Carnival of Space 552: Best Space Stories of the Week

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Carnival of Space 552: Best Space Stories of the Week

Welcome to the Carnival of Space! It’s where the best stories are curated for you weekly and hosted by different astronomy bloggers around the globe. We have an awesome line-up for you today. Let’s get right to it!   Saturn Photobombs a Picture of the Martian Moon Phobos – Universe Today Our first story comes from Universe Today where we take a look at the Mars Express mission and the story behind how it caught this amazing photobomb caused by Phobos. Check out the full article here.   Did the Milky Way Steal These...

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What does this look like to you?

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What does this look like to you?

Do you know what this is? Well at first it may not look incredibly interesting, but there is something fascinating happening here. This is a “hole.” Not just any hole but a hole on Mars. What is really interesting is this is a hole found in the Southern hemisphere on Mars, and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took the photo. What I love is scientists have no idea what created the hole. One theory is a meteorite impact. However, if so we know most meteorite impacts on Earth, Moon, and beyond have pointy rims like you would see on a...

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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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