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Perseids

Perseids The meteor shower lit up the night sky and was captured by Tom Heaton over Edlington Castle in Northumberland

Edlingham Castle

Step into England's story and visit over 400 historic places, from prehistoric monuments to Roman forts, and from Victorian mansions to medieval castles.

Thick cumulonimbus builds on the plains of red barn in Ellis County Kansas.

Rise & Shine (35 Photos)

Photo by Thomas Zimmerman. "A violent thunderstorm builds on the plains of Kansas over a beautiful red barn in Ellis County, Kansas." I was born in Ellis County!

The Crab Nebula (M1) ~ The first object on Charles Messier's famous 18th century list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, debris from the death explosion of a massive star, witnessed and recorded by astronomers in the year 1054. This sharp, ground-based telescopic view uses narrowband data to track emission from ionized oxygen and hydrogen atoms (in blue and red) and explore the tangled filaments within the still expanding cloud.

The Crab Nebula. Reminds me of the human heart! This sharp, ground-based telescopic view uses narrowband data to track emission from ionized oxygen and hydrogen atoms (in blue and red) and explore the tangled filaments within the still expanding cloud.

Galaxy-it looks like a portal to a place that's fascinating. Or it could be a ship that transports stars. Or it could be a hula hoop that an item in space likes to jump through as an activity.

Galaxy NGC 4594 Sombrero Galaxy): approximately 26 million light years from Earth, in the constellation Virgo, it is considered a "nearby" galaxy.

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has uncovered a frightening array of black holes in an area of sky the size of the full moon.

Deep-space photo reveals thousands of supermassive black holes

Chandra Deep Field-South: The deepest X-ray image, containing objects at a distance of nearly 13 billion light years.

Thunderstorm at False Kiva - Canyonlands National Park, Utah by Max Seigal

Winners: National Geographic Traveler 2013 Photo Contest

2013 Second Place Winner: Thunderstorm at False Kiva: I hiked out to these ruins at night hoping to photograph them with the Milky Way, but instead a thunderstorm rolled through, creating this dramatic image. —Photo and caption by Max Seigal

Milky way by vincent viargues on 500px

Milky way by vincent viargues on

A Letra de um Alentejo: Bom Dia Alentejo, Alqueva, Barragem do Alqueva, a ...

An annotated version of a mosaic showing the Milky Way and the setting Moon at dawn, at the Convent of Orada in Monsaraz, Portugal, in the Alqueva´s Dark Sky Reserve. Credit and copyright: Miguel Claro.

Constellation Poster. $48.00, via Etsy.

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Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park, UK, on the borders between England and Scotland, full of castles, beaches and stunning scenery

"Vast Space" by Ingo Scholtes

The picture shows the Whirlpool galaxy and it has been taken using a William Optics APO lens mm focal length).

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