5 beautiful wild flowers home garden, Natural World, beautiful wild flowers home garden Winter Aconite Eranthis hyemalis Wildflowers Photograph Family: Buttercup Family Ranunculaceae Height: 5–15 cm. Flowering time: April-May Some Information About Winter Aconite salisb Family Ranunculaceae. An introduced Perennial. Rare, naturalized from gardens and found in woods, mainly in southern England. Poisonous flowers Jan to march Other same family wildflowers Hepatica, Kashubian Buttercups, Lesser Celandine, Lesser Meadow-rue, Lesser Spearwort, Marsh Marigold, Meadow Buttercup, Monkshood, Mousetail, Multiflowered Buttercup, Northern Wolfsbane, Pasque Flower, Pond Water Crowfoot, Pygmy Buttercup, Ranunculus Red Baneberry, Shining Meadow-rue, Small Meadow-rue, Small Pasque F
SHOWING YOU HOW THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION WAS BUILT Credit INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION What does ISS stand for? the ISS is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, and weighing 419,455 kg (924,740 lb), it is now the largest man-made body in low Earth orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The ISS consists of pressurized modules, external trusses, solar arrays, and other components. ISS components have been launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets, and American Space Shuttles. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATIONER PLODDED DIAGRAM INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION The International Space Station plodded diagram serves as a Microgravity and space environment
Jupiter and Saturn Jupiter and Saturn There haven't been very many moon transits visible from my location this Jupiter season, so I was happy to jag this one last night, despite some thin cloud and deteriorating seeing conditions as Jupiter sank in the west. Europa is seen bright on the disk at lower left, with its shadow on the right. Io is visible further to the right, and would transit later, in the early hours of the morning, too late for me. Saturn is improving as a target as if approaches opposition on June 15th, and I'm well placed to take advantage, with the planet getting up to 83° altitude at my latitude. Some sharpening artifact in this example, but I'll keep trying. Meade LX90 8" SCT with 2X Barlow lens using QHY 5L-II CMOS camera through Orion LRGB filters. Processing in
A Cosmic Tadpole In this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a firestorm of star birth is lighting up one end of the diminutive galaxy LEDA 36252 also known as Kiso 5649. The galaxy is a member of a class of galaxies called “tadpoles” because of their bright heads and elongated tails. This galaxy resides relatively nearby, at a distance of 80 million light-years Tadpoles are rare in the local Universe but common in the distant Universe, suggesting that many galaxies pass through a phase like this as they evolve. Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Elmegreen (Vassar College), B. Elmegreen (IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center), J. Almeida, C. Munoz-Tunon, and M. Filho (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias), J. Mendez-Abreu (University of St. Andrews), J. Gallagher (University of
LENSED QUASAR Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope Depicts: RXJ1131-1231 Copyright: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Suyu et al. RXJ1131-1231 is among the five best-lensed quasars discovered to date. The foreground galaxy smears the image of the background quasar into a bright arc (left) and creates a total of four images – three of which can be seen within the arc. LENSED QUASAR | Hubble Space Telescope HE0435-1223 is among the five best-lensed quasars discovered to date. The foreground galaxy creates four almost evenly distributed images of the distant quasar around it. Awesome Nature |galaxy |spiral galaxies | NASA/ESA | cosmic | cosmic galaxy hair ruffling | Sky Fireworks Galaxy | galaxy |spiral galaxies | NASA/ESA | cos
Galaxy with a 'Bad Hair Day Galaxy with a Bad Hair Not all galaxies are neatly shaped, as this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 6240 clearly demonstrates. Hubble previously released an image of this galaxy back in 2008, but the knotted region, shown here in a pinky-red hue at the centre of the galaxies, was only revealed in these observations from Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys. NGC 6240 lies 400 million light-years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Holder). This galaxy has an elongated shape with branching wisps, loops and tails. This mess of gas, dust and stars bears more than a passing resemblance to a butterfly and, though perhaps less conventionally beautiful, a lobster. This bizarrely-shaped galaxy did not begin i
Pacific golden plover The Pacific golden plover (Pluvialis fulva) is a medium-sized plover. The genus name is Latin and means relating to rain, from pluvia, "rain". It was believed that golden plovers flocked when rain was imminent. The species name fulva is Latin and refers to a tawny color. The 23–26 cm long breeding adult is spotted gold and black on the crown, and back on the wings. Its face and neck are black with a white border, and it has a black breast and a dark rump. The legs are black. In winter, the black is lost and the plover then has a yellowish face and breast, and white underparts. It is similar to two other golden plovers: the Eurasian and American plovers. The Pacific golden plover is smaller, slimmer and relatively longer-legged than the European golden plover, Plu
Saturn in Infrared from Cassini Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, SSI. Explanation: Many details of Saturn appear clearly in infrared light. Bands of clouds show great structure, including long stretching storms. Also quite striking in infrared is the unusual hexagonal cloud pattern surrounding Saturn's the North Pole. Each side of the dark hexagon spans roughly the width of our Earth. The hexagon's existence was not predicted, and its origin and likely stability remain a topic of research. Saturn's famous rings circle the planet and cast shadows below the equator. The featured image was taken by the robotic Cassini spacecraft in 2014 in several infrared colors -- but only processed recently. In September, Cassini's mission will be brought to a dramatic conclusion as the spacecraft
Tightly Wound Lenticular galaxy Tightly wound, almost concentric, arms of dark dust encircle the bright nucleus of the otherwise nondescript galaxy, NGC 2787, in this image created by the Hubble Heritage team. Astronomer Marcella Carollo (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich) and collaborators used Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 to collect the data in January 1999. Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team Awesome Nature |galaxy |spiral galaxies | NASA/ESA | cosmic | cosmic galaxy hair ruffling | Sky Fireworks Galaxy | galaxy |spiral galaxies | NASA/ESA | cosmic | infrared light | Milky Way galaxy | cosmic galaxy hair ruffling | Hubble Space Telescope | infrared light | Sky Fireworks | galaxy Milky Way | Sky Fireworks Milky Way galaxy | infrared ligh | Awesome Natu...
Oh what a tangled web a planetary nebula can weave. The Red Spider Planetary Nebula shows the complex structure that can result when a normal star ejects its outer gases and becomes a white dwarf star. Officially tagged NGC 6537, this two-lobed symmetric planetary nebula houses one of the hottest white dwarfs ever observed, probably as part of a binary star system. Internal winds emanating from the central stars, visible in the center, have been measured in excess of 1000 kilometers per second. These winds expand the nebula, flow along the nebula's walls, and cause waves of hot gas and dust to collide. Atoms caught in these colliding shocks radiate light shown in the above representative-color picture by the Hubble Space Telescope. The Red Spider Nebula lies toward the constellation of the...