Category: Tumblelog
23Jun2011

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 …

22Jun2011

Spitzer Finds Clarity in the Inner Milky Way

800,000 frames from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope used to create an infrared portrait of the inner Milky Way: Source: Spitzer Finds Clarity in the Inner Milky Way – NASA Spitzer Space Telescope.

22Jun2011

Best science fiction/fantasy books?

NPR is looking for the best Science Fiction/Fantasy books. Post your faves in the comments or click through to find new books for the summer!

21Jun2011

20 Most Influential Scientists Alive Today

SuperScholar.org recently listed it’s 20 Most Influential Scientists Alive Today. Anyone missing? Tim Berners-Lee Noam Chomsky Richard Dawkins (pictured above) Persi Diaconis Jane Goodall Alan Guth Stephen Hawking Donald Knuth Lynn Margulis Gordon Moore Roger Penrose Allan Sandage Frederick Sanger Charles Townes Craig Venter James Watson Steven Weinberg Andrew Wiles Edward O. Wilson Edward Witten

20Jun2011

Plains Milky Way on Vimeo

Gorgeous Milky Way time lapse shot in South Dakota: Source: Plains Milky Way on Vimeo on Vimeo