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

lydshin said: I really really really like your post and blog ~~ because I love the sky, stars and space ⭐️🌌 they are magnificent and amazing 😊

Thank you, the night sky is pretty amazing when you really look at it :)

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M31: The Andromeda Galaxy Jacob Bers
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NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula Jimmy Walker
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Ponta Grossa by (Miguel P P Cordeiro)
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Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744 Don Goldman
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Surreal Moon Jerry Lodriguss (Catching the Light)
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In the Center of the Lagoon Nebula 
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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