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BEAUTIFUL PLANET EARTH

APOD: A Flight through the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (2013 Aug 27) Video Credit: NASA>, ESA, F. Summers, Z. Levay, L. Frattare, B. Mobasher, A. Koekemoer and the HUDF Team (STScI) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130827.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDMp8a-YNe0 Explanation: What would it look like to fly through the distant universe? To find out, a team of astronomers estimated the relative distances to over 5,000 galaxies in one of the most distant fields of galaxies ever imaged: the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF). Because it takes light a long time to cross the universe, most galaxies visible in the above video are seen when the universe was only a fraction of its current age, were still forming, and have unusual shapes when compared to modern galaxies. No mature looking spiral galaxies such as our Milky Way or the Andromeda galaxy yet exist. Toward the end of the video the virtual observer flies past the furthest galaxies in the HUDF field, recorded to have a redshift past 8. This early class of low luminosity galaxies likely contained energetic stars emitting light that transformed much of the remaining normal matter in the universe from a cold gas to a hot ionized plasma. http://hubblesite.org/news/2004/28 http://hubblesite.org/news/2004/07 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130827 #APOD

An Adorable Animation Of The Sun Destroying Earth

Plus some other fun facts about the solar system!<p>Hello, tiny human! If you needed a quick reminder of how small you are in the universe, just check out this video, created by designer Philipp Dettmer. It'll give you the basic run-down of the solar system: how many moons each planet has, how far …

3 Largest Stars in the Known Universe (+Video)

It’s hard not to marvel at the colossal size of stars. The sun is the closest star to Earth, but it’s a tiny one compared to others. The largest star …

Should Math Really Be A Required Subject?

The novelist Nicholson Baker makes a case against algebra<p>Nicholson Baker hates math.* The novelist and nonfiction writer spends almost eight pages of this month's <i>Harper's Magazine</i> making the case that compulsory algebra courses in American education are at best, wrongheaded, and at worst, downright …

BEAUTIFUL PLANET EARTH

Καληνύχτα ;-) good night ~ Спокойной ночи ~ Buenas noches ~ Buona notte ~ Boa noite ~ 晚安 ~ Bona Nit ~ Dobranoc ~ Bonne nuit ~ Gute nacht ~ Laku noć ~ Νoapte buna ~ Góða nótt

Καληνύχτα ;-) Bonne nuit ~ Good night ~ Boa noite ~ Buenas noches ~ Спокойной ночи ~ Dobranoc ~ お休みなさい。 ~ Buona notte ~ Selamat malam ~ Godnat

Call of Duty’s Bid to Stay on Top

The next generation of consoles is nigh upon us and like many big games this fall, Call of Duty: Ghosts is releasing on both current and next-gen platforms. This puts the developer, Infinity Ward, in the tricky position of delivering equal experiences to consumers on both platforms; any perceived …

Can you stay alive for 30 seconds in Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer? (interview)

I got a good dose of multiplayer action this week at the Call of Duty: Ghosts event in Los Angeles. But I didn’t emerge from that combat any wiser about how to stay alive in the upcoming game’s relentlessly competitive multiplayer combat.<p>Tina Palacios, the community manager at Infinity Ward, …

Space Oddities: 8 of the Strangest Exoplanets

Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar system, there are more than 900 confirmed exoplanets and thousands of additional candidates. Some of the worlds out there are just plain out-there.<p>Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar …

How Close Could I Get To The Sun And Survive?

Of all the bodies in our solar system, the sun is probably the one we want to give the widest berth. It gushes radiation, and even though its surface is the coolest part of the star, it burns at about 9,940°F, hot enough to incinerate just about any material. As such, there are no plans to send a …

The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …