Scenes from the Gemini 4 mission, June 3-7, 1965.
"WE ARE DEAD STARS…looking back up at the sky. Everything you are, literally the iron in your blood, comes from the instant before a star dies. In the case of the most massive stars, the core of the star collapses and sets off the most violent, brilliant reaction we know of called a supernova reaction. Everything outside the element iron, everything heavier, all the gold, all the silver, all the lead, all the uranium - that’s formed in that supernova explosion. A single star will glow as brightly as an entire galaxy, as hundreds of billions of stars, in that moment of death and and that’s what you are. That is literally what your body is, that instant of death.”
Nature; No Photoshop required.
1. Lenticular Clouds
2. Anvil Clouds
3. Cirrus Kelvin-Helmholtz Clouds
4. Fallstreak Hole
5. Mammatus Clouds
6. Polar Stratospheric Cloud
7. Roll Cloud
8. Undulatus Asperatus
9. Mammatus Clouds
10. Undulatus Asperatus
Beginners Guide to Variable Stars and Binary Stars by Joe Song
PLANETS AND STARS by size
By nihokrauss // Jun 13, 2012
Wikipedia also has a List of the Largest Known Stars
NIKOLA TESLA IS SUPER ADORABLE HE’S JUST WANDERING AROUND AND HIDING UNDER THINGS I’M GONNA SQUEAL
I should probably specify that Nikola Tesla is a cat and Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla is not wandering around my house hiding under things because he is dead
For a brief and ecstatic moment I was extremely confused.
We pulled the stars from the skies and brought them down to Earth.
But at what cost?
When we turned on all these lights, we lost something precious.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, “Sisters of the Sun”
Inside mission control during the flight of Apollo 9, March 1969.