8 01, 2015

Hubble Sees an Ancient Globular Cluster: NASA Image of the Day

By | 2016-11-03T10:52:34+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Science & Space|

Sometimes I think my life is an ancient globular cluster, but let's not get into that right now. This image is gorgeous and awe-inspiring and filled with wonder and unimaginable beauty. Of course the first thing I thought of is the opening of Doctor Who in the 1980s because that's [...]

16 12, 2014

Hubble Sees Turquoise-Tinted Plumes in Large Magellanic Cloud:NASA Image of the Day

By | 2016-11-03T10:54:07+00:00 December 16th, 2014|Science & Space|

The Hubble telescope, best invention ever. The brightly glowing plumes seen in this image are reminiscent of an underwater scene, with turquoise-tinted currents and nebulous strands reaching out into the surroundings. However, this is no ocean. This image actually shows part of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small nearby [...]

25 11, 2014

Supercomputer Simulation of Magnetic Field Loops on the Sun: NASA IMAGE of the DAY

By | 2016-11-03T10:54:46+00:00 November 25th, 2014|Science & Space|

This is a beautiful image. Nature makes wonderful art. And giant supercomputers. I think my favorite artist is nature filtered through a massive supercomputer. Not really. Still pretty cool though. Magnetic fields emerging from below the surface of the sun influence the solar wind—a stream of particles that blows continuously [...]

21 11, 2014

MSH 11-62 Supernova Remnant: NASA Image of the Day

By | 2016-11-03T10:55:02+00:00 November 21st, 2014|Science & Space|

Another beautiful image courtesy of the folks at NASA. Also it reminds me of a rather underrated King Crimson album: Islands A long observation with Chandra of the supernova remnant MSH 11-62 reveals an irregular shell of hot gas, shown in red, surrounding an extended nebula of high energy X-rays, [...]

29 10, 2014

Illusions in the Cosmic Clouds: NASA Image of the Day

By | 2016-11-03T10:26:00+00:00 October 29th, 2014|Science & Space|

This image is beautiful. To be honest I really don't see the hand shape, but maybe that's just me. I'm usually really good at finding recognizable shapes and faces in patterns, clouds and wood grain, etc. What do you see? Let me know in the comments. Pareidolia is the psychological [...]

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