The Helix Nebula, also known as the "Eye of God".

The Helix Nebula, also known as the "Eye of God".

On Tuesday, Scott J. Kelly is scheduled to return from the International Space Station, completing the longest stay in space for a NASA astronaut. (Photo: NASA)

Scott Kelly’s Year in Space

On Tuesday, Scott J. Kelly is scheduled to return from the International Space Station, completing the longest stay in space for a NASA astronaut. (Photo: NASA)

In 1054 AD, Chinese astronomers were startled by the appearance of a new star, so bright it could be seen in broad daylight for several weeks. Today, the Crab Nebula is what's left of the supernova explosion they witnessed.

In 1054 AD, Chinese astronomers were startled by the appearance of a new star, so bright it could be seen in broad daylight for several weeks. Today, the Crab Nebula is what's left of the supernova explosion they witnessed.

Human Body Elements

Human Body Elements

the universe

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Pale Blue Dot photograph

the universe

In a galaxy far, faaaarrr away...

A lesson in perspective…

In a galaxy far, faaaarrr away...

Strange coincidence

Strange coincidence

Star attraction. 1 million in globular cluster.

Messier Monday: The First Extragalactic Globular, M54

Star attraction. 1 million in globular cluster.

Nebula

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Nebula

I've had these musings myself sometimes! Especially about the sunrise being someone else's sunset =)

I've had these musings myself sometimes! Especially about the sunrise being someone else's sunset =)

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