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distant-traveller:

Dark river, wide field

A Dark River of dust seems to run from our Galactic Center, then pool into a starfield containing photogenic sky wonders. Scrolling right will reveal many of these objects including (can you find?) the bright orange star Antares, a blue(-eyed) horsehead nebula, the white globular star cluster M4, the bright blue star system Rho Ophiuchi, the dark brown Pipe nebula, the red Lagoon nebula, the red and blue Trifid nebula, the red Cat’s Paw Nebula, and the multicolored but still important center of our Galaxy. This wide view captures in exquisite detail about 50 degrees of the nighttime sky, 100 times the size of the full Moon, covering constellations from the Archer (Sagittarius) through the Snake Holder (Ophiuchus), to the Scorpion (Scorpius). The Dark River itself can be identified as the brown dust lane connected to Antares, and spans about 100 light years. Since the Dark River dust lane lies only about 500 light years away, it only appears as a bridge to the much more distant Galactic Center, that actually lies about 25,000 light years farther away.

Image credit & copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo
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Drone pilot locates missing 82-year-old man after three-day search
Jeff John Roberts, gigaom.com
The case for con­sumer drones got a boost after an ama­teur pilot ended a search-and-rescue effort last week­end by locat­ing a miss­ing oph­thal­mol­o­gist, who suf­fers from demen­tia, in a bean field in Wis­con­sin.David Lesh, who nor­mal­ly…
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space-wallpapers:

The ISS in Orbit
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heythereuniverse:

Small Town Lights | Andrew Rhodes Photography
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epochadallas:

Epocha • Live from Deep Ellum | Tesla Model S
#epochadallas #tesla #electric #future #vscocam
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treehugger:

Darkness is a natural resource and it is almost gone 
Paul Bogard explains: ”For me, one of the reasons why identifying different depths of darkness is so important is that we don’t recognize that we’re losing it, unless we have a name to recognize it by. It’s also a way to talk about what we might regain.”
Read the rest. 
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brutalgeneration:

Stars Over San Francisco by ~nathanspotts
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0ce4n-g0d:

Mystical Sea | NCS Photography
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velikasrpska:

Рафтинг на Ракитници, Република Српска
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Rafting on the river Rakitnica, Republic of Srpska
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bl-o-om:

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space-wallpapers:

Egypt and Middle East from the ISS
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tuckedintees:

Dragon flying high