11 02, 2017

Brilliant Star Death in “Rotten Egg” Nebula: NASA Image of the Day

By | 2017-02-11T14:09:00+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Science & Space|

Goodnight Miss Calabash Nebula, wherever you are! (If you get that joke, congratulations! You're old). So here is another example of the universe being beautiful in the throws of death. I mean, if you're a sun and you're gonna die it might as well be spectacular right? Also, this particular "star [...]

29 12, 2016

Cosmic Winter Wonderland: NASA Image of the Day

By | 2016-12-29T19:47:04+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Science & Space|

Normally I would say something snarky or goofy here but this image speaks for itself really, no need to embellish with my customary silliness. It's stunning. Just a great example of the Universe being awesome. And here, at the end of a particularly terrible, tragic, unhappy year, we could all use a [...]

11 07, 2015

NuSTAR Stares at the Sun: NASA Image of the DAY

By | 2016-11-03T10:43:39+00:00 July 11th, 2015|Science & Space|

Never look directly at the sun! Unless you're NuSTAR, then it's totally okay. In fact if you are NuSTAR then you definitely should because you can get images like this. NuSTAR is the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, NASA's high-energy X-ray telescope(s). It/they can safely look directly into the sun and [...]

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