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Suni's Shoutout for NASA-TV

The world's first emergency face transplant a success, say Polish surgeons

A 33-year-old Polish man whose face was brutally maimed during a workplace accident has become the first patient in the world to undergo a life-saving face transplant procedure. Surgeons today announced the successful results of the emergency undertaking, which occurred a mere three weeks after the …

Watch NASA's Hangout with Chris Hadfield and other astronauts

NASA has been on a roll with Google+ lately, hosting several video Hangouts with astronauts live from outer space. But today, things will be coming back down to Earth for a change, and <i>The Verge</i> will be in attendance. Join us here Thursday, May 23 starting just before 3 PM Eastern for a special …

NASA's KSC Hosts Students' Mining Competition

Rare, massive merging of two faraway galaxies

A massive and rare merging of two galaxies has been spotted in images taken by the Herschel space observatory.<p>Follow-up studies by several telescopes …

APOD: Messier 109 (2013 May 23) Image Credit & Copyright: Bob Franke http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130523.html Explanation: Beautiful barred spiral galaxy M109, 109th entry in Charles Messier's famous catalog of bright Nebulae and Star Clusters, is found just below the Big Dipper's bowl in the northern constellation Ursa Major. In telescopic views, its striking central bar gives the galaxy the appearance of the Greek letter "theta", ?, a common mathematical symbol representing an angle. Of course M109 spans a very small angle in planet Earth's sky, about 7 arcminutes or 0.12 degrees. But that small angle corresponds to an enormous 120,000 light-year diameter at the galaxy's estimated 60 million light-year distance. The brightest member of the now recognized Ursa Major galaxy cluster, M109 (aka NGC 3992) is joined by three spiky foreground stars strung out across this frame. The three small, fuzzy bluish galaxies also on the scene, identified left to right as UGC 6969, UGC 6940 and UGC 6923, are possibly satellite galaxies of the larger M109. http://bf-astro.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130523 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0523

Interesting Photo of the Day: Ominous Storm Approaches

People like to take pictures of the sky — fluffy fair-weather clouds, sunsets shot with pinks and golds, great expanses of clear blue. But sometimes …

The Decisive Moment is Dead. Long Live the Constant Moment

We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them …

15 Heavenly Rainbow Pictures

“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth…” Genesis 9:13<p>This is a promise that God made …

How to Capture the Transition of Day to Night with Timelapse Photography: Bulb Ramping

Timelapse videos that cover a day to night transition can be very beautiful, but also very challenging technically. There are several different ways …