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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!

 

 

 

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 of 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. T read...

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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 h read...

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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 read...

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Why I’m Excited for NASA’s Juno Mission

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Why I’m Excited for NASA’s Juno Mission

On July 4th, 2016 the Juno spacecraft will arrive to the largest gas planet in the solar system, Jupiter. This is particular mission is very exciting and I’m going to tell you why. For those of you who don’t know, Jupiter is vital to life on Earth. How so? W read...

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The Coldest Region in the Universe: The Boomerang Nebula (Bow Tie Nebula)

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The Coldest Region in the Universe: The Boomerang Nebula (Bow Tie Nebula)

If we take a trip 5,000 light-years away from Earth and towards the constellation Centaurus we will find one of the coldest regions in the universe. Say hello to the beautiful Boomerang Nebula. The Boomerang Nebula or what is also known as the “Bow Tie Nebula̶ read...

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 Transit of Mercury

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 Transit of Mercury

Mercury, the small rocky planet in our Solar System closest to the Sun, will be making a rare transit across the Sun on Monday May 9th, 2016. The transit itself will last from 7 a.m to 4 p.m EDT. However, why is it such a big deal to see a planet move across the Sun fro read...

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HCG 91: Furious Gravity Tug of War Between Galaxies

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HCG 91: Furious Gravity Tug of War Between Galaxies

Here’s a fantastic photo of a group of galaxies playing gravitational tug of war located a staggering 320 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Piscis Austrinus. These group of galaxies are what as known as Hickson Compact Group 91 or HCG 91. They are read...

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Carnival of Space 456: Best Space Stories of the Week!

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Carnival of Space 456: Best Space Stories of the Week!

Here is another issue of Carnival of Space! We are on the 456th issue and counting. If this is your first time hearing about this community driven feature then let me give you a quick intro. Carnival of Space was started by our friends over at Universe Today and a commu read...

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The Destruction of Supernova Remnant Simeis 147: The Spaghetti Nebula

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The Destruction of Supernova Remnant  Simeis 147: The Spaghetti Nebula

Located right in our own Milky Way is a story of a star that ended in utter destruction. Say hello to Supernova Remnant Simeis 147 or the Spaghetti Nebula. Discovered in 1952 this supernova remnant is located 3,000 (+/- 300) light years away from Earth on the border of read...

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The Brown Spaceman’s Guide to Discovering Astronomy

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The Brown Spaceman’s Guide to Discovering Astronomy

Don’t Panic: Your Guide to Exploring Astronomy First I would like to say, “Welcome to the Universe!” just in case you never got your welcome when you first arrived on Earth. So it looks like you found astronomy and you’ve fallen in love or perhap read...

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Gorgeous Wizard Nebula

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Gorgeous Wizard Nebula

Located 8,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Cepheus we arrive to an open star cluster NGC 7380, or more famously known as the Wizard Nebula. This young cluster is about 4 million years old and is a many light years wide. The color red or orange is a signature of the element sulfur, green is hydrogen, and blue is oxygen. The cosmic gas is moving towards us at 34 km/s. The bright star you see on the right of it is binary star HD215835 (DH Cephei). It’s one of the main reason the nebula is illuminated as well as ionized....

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The Subtle Beauty of the California Nebula

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The Subtle Beauty of the California Nebula

Between 1,000 to 1,500 light years away from the planet Earth, lays a gorgeous nebula called the California Nebula or NGC 1499. This nebula is actually one of the more challenging ones to observe through binoculars and even a low powered telescope. This is due to the low surface brightness. However, the reason why it has such low surface brightness might impress you. First, let’s get a good look at this lovely beast.   The impressive mystery of what lights up the entire California Nebula Going back to our question on why the...

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Unsung Heroes of NASA: Sebastian “Sam” Pennise

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Unsung Heroes of NASA: Sebastian “Sam” Pennise

NASA is a culture of the very smart and very passionate group of humans. I can imagine there are many people who work at NASA and have contributed a great deal to the cause of progressing the space frontier but may not get their own article on Space.com or Universe Today. Today we’ll be looking at the hero Sebastian “Sam” Pennise. He is a man that many probably don’t know of and you won’t find a lot on him on the web. However, that’s where BrownSpaceman comes in to shed a little light on some of the amazing...

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