Kevin Fitzpatrick

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Watching the Birth of a Star in Virtual Reality Is Interstellar Therapy

Experience a 'Fistful of Stars' in Eliza McNitt's soothing and operatic educational space odyssey, premiering today at SXSW.<p>I'm brushing elbows with the Hubble telescope. Eyes deep in Eliza McNitt's virtual reality film <i>Fistful of Stars</i>, debuting today at SXSW, I float past the 24,500-pound super …

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 …

Galaxy formation during first 2bn years of the universe - video

This Nasa simulation shows the formation of a galaxy during the first 2bn years of the universe. The supercomputer-generated footage displays …

Consciousness & the Brain: John Searle at TEDxCERN

APOD: Omega Centauri: The Brightest Globular Cluster (2013 May 01) Image Credit & Copyright: Joaquin Polleri & Ezequiel Etcheverry (Observatorio Panameño en San Pedro de Atacama) Explanation: This huge ball of stars predates our Sun. Long before humankind evolved, before dinosaurs roamed, and even before our Earth existed, ancient globs of stars condensed and orbited a young Milky Way Galaxy. Of the 200 or so globular clusters that survive today, Omega Centauri is the largest, containing over ten million stars. Omega Centauri is also the brightest globular cluster, at apparent visual magnitude 3.9 it is visible to southern observers with the unaided eye. Cataloged as NGC 5139, Omega Centauri is about 18,000 light-years away and 150 light-years in diameter. Unlike many other globular clusters, the stars in Omega Centauri show several different ages and trace chemical abundances, indicating that the globular star cluster has a complex history over its 12 billion year age. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD

Each of the thousands of dots in this image is an entire galaxy containing billions of stars, revealed in a region of space called the Lockman hole, which allows a clear line of sight out into the distant universe, as seen by the Herschel Space Observatory. See more amazing images obtained by Herschel since its launch in May, 2009. The $1.4 billion Herschel Space Observatory exhausted its vital supply of liquid helium coolant, ESA announced earlier this week.