Heidi Muller

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Hubble Catches The Comet ISON Hurtling Toward The Sun

It's like space fireworks!<p>Fourth of July is the perfect time to watch fiery masses streak across the sky. This speedy guy, the comet ISON, looks like it pretty much fits that bill. Except that it's actually quite icy at its core, and it's barreling toward the sun at around 48,000 miles per hour, …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Not One, but Three ‘Goldilocks Planets'?

Exploding The Mystery Of Blue Fireworks

Audie Cornish speaks with John Conkling, technical director of the American Pyrotechnics Association, about why it's so difficult to achieve the color blue in fireworks.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>If you're watching fireworks tonight, here's how you can tell you're looking at a top-shelf display …

ScienceCasts: Opportunity's Improbable Anniversary

Where is the True North Pole?

A monument at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics to all lab rats used for DNA research (via)

A monument at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics to all lab rats used for DNA research (via)

APOD: Globular Star Cluster NGC 6752 (2013 Jul 05) Image Credit & Copyright: Damian Peach http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130705.html Explanation: Some 13,000 light-years away toward the southern constellation Pavo, the globular star cluster NGC 6752 roams the halo of our Milky Way galaxy. Over 10 billion years old, NGC 6752 follows clusters Omega Centauri and 47 Tucanae as the third brightest globular in planet Earth's night sky. It holds over 100 thousand stars in a sphere about 100 light-years in diameter. Telescopic explorations of the NGC 6752 have found that a remarkable fraction of the stars near the cluster's core, are multiple star systems. They also reveal the presence of blue straggle stars, stars which appear to be too young and massive to exist in a cluster whose stars are all expected to be at least twice as old as the Sun. The blue stragglers are thought to be formed by star mergers and collisions in the dense stellar environment at the cluster's core. This sharp color composite also features the cluster's ancient red giant stars in yellowish hues. http://www.damianpeach.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130705 #APOD

A peek at The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome - video

Brian explains why quantum electrodynamics is useless if you want to build a television, Helen Czerski reveals why fizzy drinks taste sweeter when …