Massive Cosmic Collision Imaged By Telescopes

The galaxy cluster Abell 2744 (Pandora’s Cluster), was formed by a massive cosmic collision of at least four separate galaxy clusters. Images of the collision were captured and pieced together using the Hubble Space Telescope, the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope, the Japanese Subaru telescope, and NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Source: Massive Cosmic Collision Captured By Telescopes via Geekosystem.

20 Most Influential Scientists Alive Today

Richard Dawkins recently listed it’s 20 Most Influential Scientists Alive Today. Anyone missing?

  1. Tim Berners-Lee
  2. Noam Chomsky
  3. Richard Dawkins (pictured above)
  4. Persi Diaconis
  5. Jane Goodall
  6. Alan Guth
  7. Stephen Hawking
  8. Donald Knuth
  9. Lynn Margulis
  10. Gordon Moore
  11. Roger Penrose
  12. Allan Sandage
  13. Frederick Sanger
  14. Charles Townes
  15. Craig Venter
  16. James Watson
  17. Steven Weinberg
  18. Andrew Wiles
  19. Edward O. Wilson
  20. Edward Witten