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13 minutes ago

Congrats to @quiggles.coo for getting yesterday's Mystery Monday question! Swipe to see your prize! Indeed, the reason why I poof my feathers like that is because I have a brood patch! I'm not a female and I don't get fake eggs but I like to brood plush toys, my mom's head, and other things. It's natural for me to do this and I think I'd make a great dad! #birds #birdlovers #pigeons #pigeonrescue #pigeonsaspets #adoptdontshop #esa #archimedes #pets #cute #birb #kingpigeon #birdsofinstagram #art #sketch #drawing #prize #quizanswer

15 minutes ago

You know it’s Tuesday if the tongues out 😛

56 minutes ago

A Farewell to #Saturn: @NASA’s #Cassini spacecraft took one last, lingering look at the planet and its splendid rings during the final leg of its journey. It snapped a series of images that has been assembled into this new mosaic. Cassini’s wide-angle camera acquired 42 red, green and blue images, covering the planet and its main rings from one end to the other, on September 13, 2017. Imaging scientists stitched these frames together to make a natural color view. The scene also includes the moons Prometheus, Pandora, Janus, Epimetheus, Mimas and Enceladus. To make out the moons, see the full-resolution view at link in our bio: https://go.nasa.gov/2mPIjbd . . #space #science #planets #moons #rings #NASA #ESA #JPL #astronomy

an hour ago

NGC 7822: Stars and Dust Pillars in Infrared Young stars themselves are clearing out their nursery in NGC 7822. Within the nebula, bright edges and complex dust sculptures dominate this detailed skyscape taken in infrared light by NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite. NGC 7822 lies at the edge of a giant molecular cloud toward the northern constellation Cepheus, a glowing star forming region that lies about 3,000 light-years away. The atomic emission of light by the nebula's gas is powered by energetic radiation from the hot stars, whose powerful winds and light also sculpt and erode the denser pillar shapes. Stars could still be forming inside the pillars by gravitational collapse, but as the pillars are eroded away, any forming stars will ultimately be cut off from their reservoir of star stuff. This field spans around 40 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 7822. Image Credit: WISE, IRSA, NASA; Processing & Copyright : Francesco Antonucci #science #astrophysics #gravity #astronomy #astro #space #universe #esa #nasa #stars #star #orbit #earth #galaxy #exoplanet #nebula