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Spiral Galaxy M83: The Southern Pinwheel Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and W. P. Blair (JHU) et al. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140128.html Explanation: M83 is one of the closest and brightest spiral galaxies on the sky. Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hydra, majestic spiral arms have prompted its nickname as the Southern Pinwheel. Although discovered 250 years ago, only much later was it appreciated that M83 was not a nearby gas cloud, but a barred spiral galaxy much like our own Milky Way Galaxy. M83, pictured above by the Hubble Space Telescope in a recently released image, is a prominent member of a group of galaxies that includes Centaurus A and NGC 5253, all of which lie about 15 million light years distant. Several bright supernova explosions have been recorded in M83. An intriguing double circumnuclear ring has been discovered at the center of of M83. http://hubblesite.org/news/2014/04 http://heritage.stsci.edu/2014/04/ http://spacetelescope.org/news/heic1403/ http://fuse.pha.jhu.edu/~wpb/ http://heritage.stsci.edu/2014/04/bio/bio_primary.html http://www.projectstardate.org/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140128 #APOD

APOD: Light Pillars from a Little Planet (2014 Jan 31) Image Credit & Copyright: Janne Voutilainen http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140131.html Explanation: Eerie pillars of light ring the edges of this snowy little planet. Of course the little planet is planet Earth, shown in a nadir-to-zenith, around-the-horizon, little planet projection. The spherical panoramic image mosaic maps a view from Siilinjärvi in eastern Finland. Flat ice crystals, like those more often found in high, thin clouds, are gently fluttering in very cold air near the surface. The pillars of light appear as their briefly horizontal facets reflect upward directed light from ground sources downward, toward the observer. In fact, the fluttering crystals produce an effect analogous to the shimmering columns of moonlight or sunlight reflected by surface waves across water. http://pallopanoraama.blogspot.fi/2010/11/komeimmat-keinovalopilarit-koskaan.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140131 #APOD

Volvo Concept Coupe: Days of future past?

A lovely successor to the P1800, but no plans to build it.<p>This is the Volvo Concept Coupe, the first design study from the manufacturer's latest styling chief, Thomas Ingenlath. Good, isn't it?<p>But while Ingenlath, formerly of Volkswagen and Skoda, says it doffs its cap to the beautiful P1800 (the …

Flag Atlas A to Z Print by 67 Inc

Flag Atlas A to Z Print.<p>The new Flag Atlas A to Z print by 67 Inc lets you test your knowledge on flags of the world and the corresponding countries. …

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Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

For Frankfurt, a faster Ferrari

To those triple-espresso types who believe that Ferrari’s exalted 458 Italia needs more power and less weight, Maranello is poised to respond with this, the track-ready 458 Speciale.<p>Filling the very big shoes of Ferrari’s 430 Scuderia, itself the successor to the vaunted 360 Challenge, the 458 …

First drive: Porsche 911 Turbo S

What is it, you ask? Only the quickest-accelerating 911 ever, and one of the very fastest cars in the world.<p>The new Turbo S, with its bi-turbo 3.8-litre flat six, sends 553bhp and a ludicrous 553 torques to four very large tires, The 0-62mph sprint is officially quoted at 3.1 seconds, with top …

APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027 from Hubble (2013 Aug 26) Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing: Delio Tolivia Cadrecha http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130826.html Explanation: It is one of the brightest planetary nebulae on the sky -- what should it be named? First discovered in 1878, nebula NGC 7027 can be seen toward the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus) with a standard backyard telescope. Partly because it appears there as only an indistinct spot, it is rarely referred to with a moniker. When imaged with the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope, however, great details are revealed. Studying Hubble images of NGC 7027 have led to the understanding that it is a planetary nebula that began expanding about 600 years ago, and that the cloud of gas and dust is unusually massive as it appears to contain about three times the mass of our Sun. Pictured above in assigned colors, the resolved, layered, and dust-laced features of NGC 7027 might remind sky enthusiasts of a familiar icon that could be the basis for an informal name. Please feel free to make suggestions -- some suggestions are being recorded, for example, in an online APOD discussion forum. http://www.facebook.com/delio.cadrecha Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130826 #APOD

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Big Pic: A Violent Young Star

New imagery from the Altacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and ESO's New Technology Telescope<p>Like an especially unruly toddler, young stars tend to be violent. You can see one such example in new images taken by the Altacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)--the "largest …

Gorgeously Sculpted Formations Represent the Life of a Cell

From 2003 to 2010, landscape artist Charles Jencks developed this amazing project entitled <i>Cells of Life</i>. It was completed as part of Jupiter Artland, a privately-owned sculpture park in Edinburgh. The project includes eight landforms and a connecting causeway developed within the incredible outdoor …

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How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

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Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

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Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Don't Look Down!<p>Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

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Mesmerizing GIFs of Breathing Earth

Changing Planet<p><b>The biodiversity of Earth as we know it is made up of millions of species—from Baobab trees to narwhals to tiny anemones attached to the ocean floor. But can we think of Earth in a holistic way, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts?</b><p>This is what John Nelson …

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NFL training camp stock report: DeSean Jackson rising, A.J. Jenkins falling

Following Week 1 of the preseason, we check in to see who's stock is rising and who's falling around the NFL.<p>The first week of the NFL preseason is in the books -- and while most key players didn't play much, there was enough action from a few players looking to make an impact around the league. A …

Audi’s App Turns Your iPhone Into An Interactive User’s Manual

There’s little worse than describing car trouble to a gearhead friend. They ask you extremely specific information about your car, and you’re left explaining that: 1.) You have no idea how your car works and 2.) When you said you were into cars, you really meant that you liked the British repartee …

Futuristic Sleeping Pods Recharge Modern Workers

During a typical day's work, many employees start feeling tired by mid-afternoon. Who wouldn't love to take a quick nap to recharge their batteries before pushing through the final hours? Unfortunately, sleeping on the job is frowned upon in many places of employment, but one company is hoping to …

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The World's Highest-Paid DJs

Just a few years removed from bagging groceries in Scotland, Calvin Harris is now the world’s highest-paid DJ. He leads a cast of musicians collecting six-figure nightly checks for performing at nightspots from Las Vegas to Ibiza—and for other business ventures once reserved only for rock, rap and …