Scientists have discovered the first binary system ever known to consist of a black hole and a ‘spinning’ star – or more accurately, a Be-type star. Although predicted by theory, none had previously been found.
Hubble telescope pic...
a photograph of a star forming, courtesy of Hubble… --This is the most amazing image from space I have ever seen :)
Swan nebula~ the heavens declare the glory of God. I don't know how scientists account for the "spire" formations.
Twilight of the Romanovs: A Photographic Odyssey Across Imperial Russia by Philipp Blom
Emperor Nicholas II of Russia and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna standing on the roof of the Grand Kremlin Palace, their official residence in the city of Moscow. The palace was used extensively during the Coronation ceremonies to mark the beginning of the last few Emperors of Russia, serving as a residence, and playing host to magnificent balls and gala dinners.
Grigory Rasputin ~ Siberian peasant and Russian mystic Grigory Rasputin was assassinated on December 17, 1916 in the private room of Prince Felix Yusupov. Rasputin was known throughout Russia as a mystic healer, prophet, and visionary. However, many believed him to be a religious charlatan who possessed powers over Emperor Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their only son Alexei. He has been credited with the eventual fall of the Romanov dynasty in Russia. #StPetersburg #Grigory_Rasputin
NASA releases actual sound recordings from space - and they’re spine chilling - Techly
This is the first color image of Mars from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Seen in the image is what appears to be early-morning fog in the atmosphere. Large-scale streaks are due to the action of wind on surface materials. The blankets of material ejected from the many small fresh craters are generally brighter and redder than the surrounding surface, but a few are darker and less red