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DreamPapercut Transforms Simple Sheets of Paper Into Amazing Works of Art

DreamPapercut creates amazing hand-cut silhouettes that take the form of butterflies, falcons, and flying balloons. Every piece is cut from a single …

Entire Floor Painted Like You're Falling Into Space

This is the custom floor painting job performed by Graffiti Decoration as an art installation in someone's house. It makes it look like the floor is …

Aslan, A Massive Lion Sculpture Handmade from 4,000 Metal Scraps

Istanbul-based artist Selçuk Yilmaz has created a majestic sculpture called “Aslan” — the Turkish word for lion — made from nearly 4,000 pieces of …

Henrique Oliveira's Organic Sculptures Made from Reclaimed Wood Symbolize Sao Paulo's Favelas

Using reclaimed wood from fences surround Sao Paulo’s construction sites, Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira created an art installation that seems …

Brazil

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APOD: Anemic Spiral NGC 4921 from Hubble (2013 Nov 25) Image Credit: Processing - Roberto Colombari; Data - Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131125.html Explanation: How far away is spiral galaxy NGC 4921? Although presently estimated to be about 310 million light years distant, a more precise determination could be coupled with its known recession speed to help humanity better calibrate the expansion rate of the entire visible universe. Toward this goal, several images were taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in order to help identify key stellar distance markers known as Cepheid variable stars. Since NGC 4921 is a member of the Coma Cluster of Galaxies, refining its distance would also allow a better distance determination to one of the largest nearby clusters in the local universe. The magnificent spiral NGC 4921 has been informally dubbed anemic because of its low rate of star formation and low surface brightness. Visible in the above image are, from the center, a bright nucleus, a bright central bar, a prominent ring of dark dust, blue clusters of recently formed stars, several smaller companion galaxies, unrelated galaxies in the far distant universe, and unrelated stars in our Milky Way Galaxy. http://www.astrobin.com/users/rob77/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131125 #APOD

APOD: NGC 1999: South of Orion (2013 Nov 28) Image Data: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope, Additional Color Data and Processing: Robert Gendler http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131128.html Explanation: South of the large star-forming region known as the Orion Nebula, lies bright blue reflection nebula NGC 1999. At the edge of the Orion molecular cloud complex some 1,500 light-years distant, NGC 1999's illumination is provided by the embedded variable star V380 Orionis. That nebula is marked with a dark sideways T-shape near center in this cosmic vista that spans about 10 light-years. The dark shape was once assumed to be an obscuring dust cloud seen in silhouette against the bright reflection nebula. But recent infrared images indicate the shape is likely a hole blown through the nebula itself by energetic young stars. In fact, this region abounds with energetic young stars producing jets and outflows with luminous shock waves. Cataloged as Herbig-Haro (HH) objects, named for astronomers George Herbig and Guillermo Haro, the shocks look like red gashes in this scene that includes HH1 and HH2 just below NGC 1999. The stellar jets push through the surrounding material at speeds of hundreds of kilometers per second. http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/ http://www.naoj.org/Introduction/index.html http://www.naoj.org/ http://hla.stsci.edu/hla_welcome.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=32516 #APOD

APOD: The Colorful Clouds of Rho Ophiuchi (2013 Dec 03) Image Credit & Copyright: Rafael Defavari http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131203.html Explanation: The many spectacular colors of the Rho Ophiuchi (oh'-fee-yu-kee) clouds highlight the many processes that occur there. The blue regions shine primarily by reflected light. Blue light from the star Rho Ophiuchi and nearby stars reflects more efficiently off this portion of the nebula than red light. The Earth's daytime sky appears blue for the same reason. The red and yellow regions shine primarily because of emission from the nebula's atomic and molecular gas. Light from nearby blue stars - more energetic than the bright star Antares - knocks electrons away from the gas, which then shines when the electrons recombine with the gas. The dark brown regions are caused by dust grains - born in young stellar atmospheres - which effectively block light emitted behind them. The Rho Ophiuchi star clouds, well in front of the globular cluster M4 visible above on lower left, are even more colorful than humans can see - the clouds emits light in every wavelength band from the radio to the gamma-ray. http://500px.com/rafaeldefavari Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131203 #APOD

APOD: Naked Eye Nova Centauri (2013 Dec 07) Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131207.html Explanation: Brightest stellar beacons of the constellation Centaurus, Alpha and Beta Centauri are easy to spot from the southern hemisphere. For now, so is new naked eye Nova Centauri 2013. In this night skyscape recorded near Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean southern Atacama desert on December 5, the new star joins the old in the expansive constellation, seen at early morning hours through a greenish airglow. Caught by nova hunter John Seach from Australia on December 2 as it approached near naked eye brightness, Nova Cen 2013 has been spectroscopically identified as a classical nova, an interacting binary star system composed of a dense, hot white dwarf and cool, giant companion. Material from the companion star builds up as it falls onto the white dwarf's surface triggering a thermonuclear event. The cataclysmic blast results in a drastic increase in brightness and an expanding shell of debris. The stars are not destroyed, though. Classical novae are thought to recur when the flow of material onto the white dwarf eventually resumes and produces another outburst. http://www.lco.cl/ http://carnegiescience.edu/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131207 #APOD

APOD: Everest Panorama from Mars (2013 Dec 08) Image Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Cornell, JPL, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131208.html Explanation: If you could stand on Mars -- what might you see? Scroll right to find out. The robotic Spirit rover that rolled around Mars from 2004 to 2009 Mars climbed to the top of a hill in 2005 and took a series of images over three days that were then digitally combined into a 360 degree panorama. Spirit was instructed to take images having the same resolution as a human with 20-20 eyesight. The full panoramic result can be found by clicking on the above image and has a level of detail unparalleled in the history of Martian surface photography. The panorama was taken from the pinnacle of Husband Hill and has been dubbed the Everest panorama, in honor of the view from the tallest mountain on Earth. Visible in Gusev Crater are rocks, rusting sand, a Martian sundial, vast plains, nearby peaks, faraway peaks, and sand drifts. In the distance, fast moving dust devils can be seen as slight apparitions of red, green, or blue, the colors of filters used to build up this natural color vista. http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/ http://athena.cornell.edu/ http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03095 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131208 #APOD

The 'super-hurricane' force winds of Venus are inexplicably getting stronger lately, scientists say. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/6hpn This false-color image of cloud features seen on Venus by the Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC) on the European Space Agency's Venus Express.

Making the case for life having originated on Mars

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Student dies and wakes up in the morgue—what happens next, it was mistake

A computer programming student was undergoing surgery in Costa Rica, when she died, experienced the afterlife, then returned to her body—in the …

The Year’s Most Beautiful Photos From Space

Cosmic photography is always breathtaking, so a full year’s worth of images provides plenty of choices. Here are some of 2013’s highlights.

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

This Planetary Nebula Comes With a Twist

From the Cat’s Eye to the Eskimo, planetary nebulae are arguably among the most dazzling objects in the Universe. These misnamed stellar remnants are …

Cosmology