Just a little snippet of what is in our universe. *None of these photos are mine unless stated otherwise*
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tessladapanda:

"I think music is about our internal life. It’s part of the way people touch each other. That’s very precious to me. And astronomy is, in a sense, the very opposite thing. Instead of looking inwards, you are looking out, to things beyond our grasp."-Brian May

rithiuscience said: Love your posts! Are you an astronomer?

Thank you, and no, I just enjoy space/pictures of space :)

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the-actual-universe:

I don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with images like this. It may be fake, but it’s still nice to look at and think about. I don’t like it, however, when these images are presented with no context clues that indicate that the photo has been manipulated. Or, in this case, a file name like “amazing-photo-of-earth-from-space.jpg”.
It’s obvious to a lot of people, especially if you spend a lot of time studying images of space, that this is a manipulated image. Based on the volume of questions I get about what space actually looks like, it certainly isn’t obvious to everyone.
In my years of amateurish space nerdery, I’ve realized that the general public doesn’t know much about space. Which means plenty of people wouldn’t have the specific information needed to understand why cameras cannot capture images like this one. Many will take it at face value. This instance may not be particularly dangerous, but misinformation becoming common knowledge is always less than ideal.
I can enjoy this image for what it is. I am not arguing in favor of eliminating photo manipulation to combat misconceptions. I do hope, however, that future generations go out into the world armed with the knowledge and curiosity to say, “Wow, sweet picture. I should check and see if it’s real.”
-RLO
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The Seagull Nebula 
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In the Heart of the Tarantula Nebula 
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M101: The Pinwheel Galaxy 
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Sharpless 308 
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The Pleiades Deep and Dusty 
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In the Heart of the Rosette Nebula 
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The Antennae Galaxies in Collision 
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Orion Nebula in Surrounding Dust 
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M78 and Reflecting Dust Clouds 
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At the Edge of NGC 2174 
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Along the Western Veil 
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Lunar Farside
Explanation: Tidally locked in synchronous rotation, the Moon always presents its familiar nearside to denizens of planet Earth. From lunar orbit, the Moon’s farside can become familiar, though. In fact this sharp picture, a mosaic from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s wide angle camera, is centered on the lunar farside. Part of a global mosaic of over 15,000 images acquired between November 2009 and February 2011, the highest resolution version shows features at a scale of 100 meters per pixel. Surprisingly, the rough and battered surface of the farside looks very different from the nearside covered with smooth dark lunar maria. The likely explanation is that the farside crust is thicker, making it harder for molten material from the interior to flow to the surface and form the smooth maria.