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Supernova Remnant N 63A Menagerie
A violent and chaotic-looking mass of gas and dust is seen in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a nearby supernova remnant. Denoted N 63A, the object is the remains of a massive star that exploded, spewing its gaseous layers out into an already turbulent region.
The supernova remnant is a member of N 63, a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Visible from the southern hemisphere, the LMC is an irregular galaxy lying 160,000 light-years from our own Milky Way galaxy. The LMC provides excellent examples of active star formation and supernova remnants to be studied with Hubble.
Many of the stars in the immediate vicinity of N 63A are extremely massive. It is estimated that the progenitor of the supernova that produced the remnant seen here was about 50 times more massive than our own Sun. Such a massive star has strong stellar winds that can clear away its ambient medium, forming a wind-blown bubble. The supernova that formed N 63A is thought to have exploded inside the central cavity of such a wind-blown bubble, which was itself embedded in a clumpy portion of the LMC’s interstellar medium.
Every Asteroid Discovered Since 1980
From the far, far away to the startlingly close, there have been over 600,000 asteroids identified in the inner solar system since 1980. This visualization tracks them all.
The video is the work of Scott Manley. Manley included the path of the near-by asteroids that have been identified starting 34 years ago and carrying on to this year. The asteroids that cross our own orbit are in red, the ones that just get close are in yellow, and the ones even further out are all in green.
South America’s second largest river, the Paraná River (and its tributaries) is seen here in this astronaut photo acquired on April 9, 2011, revealing an 18-mile-across (29 kilometers) expanse of the river downstream from Goya, Argentina. - NASA Earth Observatory [x]
Salvador Dali drawing a penis on the forehead of a woman and signing it with Picasso’s signature
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Day 9: I Appear Missing
One of my very, very favorites, not just of the album, but the entire discography. It’s gorgeous, emotional, epic, huge and so heartfelt. The animation, whilst very good, only has half of the 6 minute beast that is the entire song. After the 3 minute mark (where the clip ends) things just get even better. The triplet sections, the loud/quiet dynamics and then that solo. Oh. My. Days. It’s just incredible, the long held whammy effected notes and the moving harmonies make this one of my favorite queens solo. Live it turns into to an absolute jamboree of a jam. Troy and josh go all out. And then we come to ending. I can safely say this the most heartbreaking beautiful thing I have ever heard. It makes me feel happy and sad at the same time, it fills me with joy and makes me long for the past. I just love it, Words are failing me here. I just love it.
"With my toes on the edge it’s such a lovely view"
"It’s only falling in love because you hit the ground."
Here Comes the Sun » The Beatles
Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it's all right
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