12 01, 2015

Hubble’s Panoramic View of the Andromeda Galaxy: NASA Image of the Day

By | 2016-11-03T10:52:23+00:00 January 12th, 2015|Science & Space|

This is gorgeous. Not much more to say about this other than that. Hubble is awesome. The largest NASA Hubble Space Telescope image ever assembled, this sweeping bird’s-eye view of a portion of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) is the sharpest large composite image ever taken of our galactic next-door neighbor. [...]

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, [...]

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