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The spectacular swirling arms and central bar of the Sculptor galaxy are revealed in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Wallpaper download options available here: Also known as NGC 253, the Sculptor galaxy is part of a cluster of galaxies visible to observers in the Southern hemisphere.

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APOD: Twisting with NGC 3718 (2013 Aug 03) Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh (Heaven's Mirror Observatory) Explanation: A careful look at this colorful cosmic snapshot reveals a surprising number of galaxies both near and far toward the constellation Ursa Major. The most striking is NGC 3718, the warped spiral galaxy near picture center. NGC 3718's spiral arms look twisted and extended, mottled with young blue star clusters. Drawn out dust lanes obscure its yellowish central regions. A mere 150 thousand light-years to the right is another large spiral galaxy, NGC 3729. The two are likely interacting gravitationally, accounting for the peculiar appearance of NGC 3718. While this galaxy pair lies about 52 million light-years away, the remarkable Hickson Group 56 can also be seen clustered above NGC 3718, near the top of the frame. Hickson Group 56 consists of five interacting galaxies and lies over 400 million light-years away. This picture was chosen as the overall winner in the 2013 David Malin Astrophotography Competition. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page #APOD

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …


APOD: The Beautiful Trifid (2013 Jul 25) Image Credit & Copyright: Máximo Ruiz Explanation: The beautiful Trifid Nebula is a cosmic study in contrasts. Also known as M20, it lies about 5,000 light-years away toward the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. A star forming region in the plane of our galaxy, the Trifid illustrates three different types of astronomical nebulae; red emission nebulae dominated by light emitted by hydrogen atoms, blue reflection nebulae produced by dust reflecting starlight, and dark nebulae where dense dust clouds appear in silhouette. The bright red emission region, roughly separated into three parts by obscuring dust lanes, lends the Trifid its popular name. But in this sharp, colorful scene, the red emission is also surrounded by the the telltale blue haze of reflection nebulae. Pillars and jets sculpted by newborn stars, below and left of the emission nebula's center, appear in Hubble Space Telescope close-up images of the region. The Trifid Nebula is about 40 light-years across. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page #APOD

Ranch Salad With Buffalo Tempeh | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

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Are you younger than 28? If so, you've never lived a month of below average temperature

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New Cassini Pictures and Other Stunning Views of Earth

See how our home planet looks from the moon, Saturn, and even Mars in this roundup of eight incredible space pictures.

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Did you smile and wave at Saturn on Friday? If you did (and even if you didn’t) here’s how you — and everyone else on Earth — looked to the Cassini …


Why Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is so great.

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El nuevo disco de Nine Inch Nails tendrá cuatro portadas diferentes

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