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ScienceShot: Gregarious Galaxy Groups - ScienceNOW

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Although the big bang happened long ago, it's still with us because photons from the universe's hot birth pervade space and constitute the cosmic microwave background (shown). Now these ancient photons have revealed the motions of groups and clusters of galaxies born long after the big bang.

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ScienceShot: Magnetic Tornadoes Rage on the Sun - ScienceNOW

ScienceShot: Magnetic Tornadoes Rage on the Sun - ScienceNOW | Science ArtsyFacts | Scoop.it

The discovery of "super-tornadoes" rising above the surface of the sun may help solve the mystery of how our home star heats it wispy outer atmosphere to a million degrees.

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This dramatic telephoto view across the Black Sea on June 6 finds Venus rising with the Sun, the planet in silhouette against a ruddy and ragged solar disk.

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Mario Livio:  Wallpaper Patterns, Music, and the Laws of Physics | World Science Festival

Mario Livio:  Wallpaper Patterns, Music, and the Laws of Physics | World Science Festival | Science ArtsyFacts | Scoop.it

When mathematicians talk about symmetry, they mean immunity to possible change.

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Scale

What if other planets orbited the Earth at the same distance as the Moon? How large would they appear on the sky?

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Notable Spacecraft

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Several of the most notable spacecraft we plucky human beings have created (and are busily creating) to date.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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An eclipse of the Sun by Jupiter, as viewed from Galileo. Small dust particles high in Jupiter's atmosphere, as well as the dust particles that compose the rings, can be seen by reflected sunlight.

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APOD: 2012 May 29 - Sentinels of the Arctic

APOD: 2012 May 29 - Sentinels of the Arctic | Science ArtsyFacts | Scoop.it

Who guards the north? Judging from the above photograph, possibly giant trees covered in snow and ice. The picture was taken last winter in Finnish Lapland where weather can include sub-freezing temperatures and driving snow. Surreal landscapes sometimes result, where common trees become cloaked in white and so appear, to some, as watchful aliens. Far in the distance, behind this uncommon Earthly vista, is a more common sight -- a Belt of Venus that divided a darkened from sunlit sky as the Sun rose behind the photographer. Of course, in the spring, the trees have thawed and Lapland looks much different.

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Vector Illustration – Resonate | Animal Series by Si Scott – VECTORVAULT - Your Imagination Is The Combination

Vector Illustration – Resonate | Animal Series by Si Scott – VECTORVAULT - Your Imagination Is The Combination | Science ArtsyFacts | Scoop.it
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Best Night-Sky Pictures of 2012 Named

Best Night-Sky Pictures of 2012 Named | Science ArtsyFacts | Scoop.it

A holiday comet, Icelandic auroras, and the Milky Way feature among the winning shots from the International Earth and Sky Photo Contest.

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Tools for crushing diatoms – opal teeth in copepods feature a rubber-like bearing composed of resilin : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group

Tools for crushing diatoms – opal teeth in copepods feature a rubber-like bearing composed of resilin : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group | Science ArtsyFacts | Scoop.it

Diatoms are generally known for superior mechanical properties of their mineralised shells. Nevertheless, many copepod crustaceans are able to crush such shells using their mandibles.

Scientific Reports2,Article number:465doi:10.1038/srep00465

 

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Sunset on Paris

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When stars form, pandemonium reigns. A particularly colorful case is the star forming region Simeis 188 which houses an unusual and bright cloud arc cataloged as NGC 6559. Visible above are red glowing emission nebulas of hydrogen, blue reflection nebulas of dust, dark absorption nebulas of dust, and the stars that formed from them. The first massive stars formed from the dense gas will emit energetic light and winds that erode, fragment, and sculpt their birthplace. And then they explode. The resulting morass can be as beautiful as it is complex. After tens of millions of years, the dust boils away, the gas gets swept away, and all that is left is a naked open cluster of stars. Simeis 188 is located about 4,000 light years away and can be found about one degree northeast of M8, the Lagoon Nebula.

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Star trails over the Australian Outback by photographer Lincoln Harrison - Telegraph

Star trails over the Australian Outback by photographer Lincoln Harrison - Telegraph | Science ArtsyFacts | Scoop.it

Star trails over the Australian Outback by photographer Lincoln Harrison.

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ChemCareers | Chemistry World competition - registration - MyRSC

Register for the ChemCareers and Chemistry World competition...

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NASA APOD: Solstice

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What time is it? If the time and day are right, this sundial will tell you: SOLSTICE. Only then will the Sun be located just right for sunlight to stream through openings and spell out the term for the longest and shortest days of the year. And that happened last week and twice each year. The sundial was constructed by Jean Salins in 1980 and is situated at the Ecole Supérieure des Mines de Paris in Valbonne Sophia Antipolis of south-eastern France. On two other days of the year, watchers of this sundial might get to see it produce another word: EQUINOXE.

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Night Sky Conservation

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Sometimes beautiful things can only be appreciated in the dark... turn you light down low and enjoy the show in a Dark Sky Reserve.

 

Find out here about the International Dark-Sky initiative.

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Life Blooms Under Arctic Ice - ScienceNOW

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Scientists visiting the continental shelf of the Chukchi Sea between Siberia and Alaska last July discovered a bright green bloom of phytoplankton lurking under ice more than a meter thick.

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Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows and Light | Colossal

Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows and Light | Colossal | Science ArtsyFacts | Scoop.it

Beautiful physics: an unconventional demonstration of the theory of light and shades

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The World at Night (TWAN) in Photos and Videos

The World at Night (TWAN) in Photos and Videos | Science ArtsyFacts | Scoop.it
International Earth and night sky photography; landscape astrophotos and time-lapse videos of historical, cultural, or natural heritage sites in astronomical context with the celestial heavens...
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