A collection of planetary nebulae; clouds of ionized gas that form as red giant stars die and cast off their outer layers. This process enriches interstellar space with heavy elements that go on to form new stars and planets.
The Beauty of Scientific Diagrams is a typography set by Khyati Trehan that “integrates the [first] initial of scientists with the diagrams they were responsible for”.
A mysterious blast of light spotted earlier this year near the constellation Leo was actually the brightest gamma-ray burst ever recorded, and was triggered by an extremely powerful stellar explosion, new research reports.
On April 27, several satellites — including NASA’s Swift satellite and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope — observed an unusually bright burst of gamma radiation. The explosion unleashed an energetic jet of particles that traveled at nearly the speed of light, researchers said.
"We suddenly saw a gamma-ray burst that was extremely bright — a monster gamma-ray burst," study co-author Daniele Malesani, an astrophysicist at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, said in a statement. "This [was] one of the most powerful gamma-ray bursts we have ever observed with the Swift satellite."
Why Jupiter’s Great Red Spot hasn’t faded
Scientists credit vertical flows of wind and gas and occasional mergers with smaller vortices as the reasons by the spot’s endurance.
Tangible Augmented Reality Action Figure
Articulate figurine frame featuring many AR code points can alter poses of virtual models, put together by Alcyone - video embedded below (in Japanese):
Don’t worry folks, no priceless cars were harmed in the making of this series.
Fabian Oefner took apart model cars and photographed each part individually. He then painstakingly arranged the pieces to give the appearance of an exploding car.
via Laughing Squid