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A visualisation of a slice of the Laniakea supercluster shows individual galaxies as white dots and their movement by white threads. The region contains 100 million billion stars.

Astronomers define our place in the cosmos Cosmos. As the Milky Way hurtles through space, it doesn't travel alone. It is part of a galactic supercluster which a team of astronomers has just succeeded in mapping. Their map, which graces the cover of Sep

Volcano Sunrise Photo by Santiago Borja — National Geographic Your Shot

A beautiful view of Cotopaxi Volcano right after sunrise on a cold morning inside Cotopaxi National Park at around 3700 meters.

Tidal Wave Photo by Karyn Schiller - 2016 National Geographic Nature…

Karyn Schiller posted this picture to National Geographic's Your Shot photo community.

Star Shit

Human Body Ingredients via imaginaryfoundation: 'The average human has approximately 100 trillion cells and each cell is made of approximately 100 trillion atoms, each of which were originally created in the center of a star.' Here it is by mass: http:/

Three new streams of stars were discovered ringing the Milky Way. The two…

Three newly-discovered streams arcing high over the Milky Way Galaxy are remnants of cannibalized galaxies and star clusters. The streams are between and light-years distant from Earth and extend over much of the Northern sky.