The Last of Us is currently devouring my life, and I’m ok with that.
We are about 20% of the way through making crates for this month. Yours may have been folded already! #lootcrate
All I want for Christmas is lootcrate <3
Located approximately 160,000 light years from us, the Large Magellanic Cloud is home to an area known as NGC 2035, more commonly referred to as the Dragon’s Head Nebula.
In order to image this nebula, scientists used the Very Large Telescope (VLT), located at the Paranal Observatory in Chile, and operated by the +European Southern Observatory (ESO).
While only 14,000 light years across (which pales in comparison to that of the Milky Way’s diameter of 120,000 light years), the Large Magellanic Cloud contains vast amounts of radiation produced by the newborn stars, shown prominently towards the right-hand side of this photograph. According to the ESO’s press release, the stunning combination of pink, purple, and blue clouds are evidence of emission nebula, which is caused by infant stars emitting large amounts of radiation following their birth.
In contrast however, the left-hand side of this photograph consists of large remnants of an ancient supernova. As the ESO explains, “supernova explosions can be brighter than their host galaxies for a short time, but fade over the course of weeks or months. Once a massive star runs out of fuel, it can explode as a supernova after collapsing in on its own gravity. Other supernovas are created as a star steals matter from a stellar neighbor until a nuclear reaction takes hold.”
Watch a video fly-through of the Dragons Head Nebula:
"In memory of Carl Sagan & Stanley Kubrick."
That is the tagline attached to a DIY film project entitled, In Saturn’s Rings. According to the film’s Kickstarter page, In Saturn’s Rings ”will take audiences on a journey through the Solar System and beyond, employing images from dozens of space missions, including Cassini-Huygens, Hubble, Apollo, Voyager 1/2 and many more.”
Of those missions mentioned, there is still quite a bit of doubt whether the 2017 extended mission of Cassini will receive the funding required to even take place. This mission, which entails Cassini performing 22 close-in planetary orbits, would provide great scientific data regarding Saturn’s atmosphere and even closer measurements of the planet’s ring system.
In a relatively short time, Cassini has been greatly beneficial towards our understanding of Saturn and has provided amazing images that have inspired us all. In Saturn’s Rings, slated to be completed next year, has been highly acclaimed. This not-for-profit film is entirely supported by online donations and has already raised almost $65,000 to date. Their final hurdle is to get a soundtrack composed that will provide an appropriate backdrop to what is on-screen. If you support this project, feel free to view their Kickstarter page for more information:
Furthermore, express your desire to see Cassini complete the final legs of its journey to study the atmosphere of Saturn with a Penny4NASA.
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Consumers are easily misled by packaging and often purchase turkeys labeled “organic” that were in fact fed growth hormones. Here are some easy ways to tell if your turkey was fed growth hormones.
1. The turkey’s batting average is above .400
While turkeys are natural sluggers, they rarely break .350. Thanksgiving turkey will bat around .270 with an OBP of .3100. Refer to your turkey card for precise statistics
11 Signs Your Thanksgiving Turkey Was Fed Growth Hormones