A Graveyard of Stars

graveyard

Image by scartmyart from Pixabay

Remains of many dead and dying stars
in a vast graveyard near the center
of our Milky Way galaxy in a
black hole where the dead feed on
others – like celestial zombies emitting X-ray howls.

 

graveyard of stars

Milky Way center —by NASA, ESA, SSC, SXC & STSCI

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Watching the International Space Station Overhead

The third brightest object in the sky

tonight is the International Space Station.

Precisely at 5:37pm, one minute, above South-Southwest.

If only my world was as predictable,

my orbit stable, looking down on this.

 

nyc ISS

The Atlantic east coast of the United States from the ISS. Easy to recognize cities include New York City and Long Island at the right and to the left for Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC near picture center.

If you want to watch the ISS pass over your home (it’s visible with naked eye), check at SpotTheStation.nasa.gov

Earthrise In Earthshine

Before daybreak these mornings, two bright objects
of nighttime, Moon and Venus, are East.
Earthshine’s glow lights the Moon’s dark side
with this twice-reflected sunlight and Earth appears
a half-lighted landscape in the lunar sky.

 

Earthrise

This NASA photograph from Apollo 11 shows the partly-illuminated Earth rising over the lunar horizon. The Earth is approximately 400,000 km away.