Tanvir Hussain

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Hubble picks up a space penguin – big picture

Happy Summer Solstice Northern Hemisphere This full-disk image from NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite was captured at 11:45 UTC (7:45 a.m. EDT) and shows the Americas on June 21, 2013. This date marks the start of astronomical summer in the northern hemisphere, making it the longest day of the year! #nasa #nasagoddard #earth #SummerSolstice #summer

A stunning eruption unleashed by the sun two years ago, on June 7, 2011, is now providing clues about how stars form, scientists say. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/6kd7

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Your best photos: May 2013 supermoon

To all who shared your images with us … thank you.<p>The May 24-25 full moon moon is one day away from lunar <i>perigee</i> – the moon’s closest point to Earth …

APOD: Lunar Corona over Cochem Castle (2013 May 25) Image Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130525.html Explanation: This bat-like apparition does not shine on clouds passing over Gotham city. Instead, the cloud bank in silhouette against a colorful lunar corona was spotted on the evening of May 18 over Cochem, Germany from the banks of the river Mossele. The lunar corona is formed as bright moonlight is diffracted by water droplets in thin clouds drifting in front of the lunar disk. Below it lies the region's historic Cochem Castle dating from the 11th century, and not Wayne Manor. Still, regardless of your location on planet Earth it is well worth scanning the evening skies this weekend, as a Full Moon rises and bright planets gather in the west. http://twanight.org/tafreshi http://dreamview.net/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130525 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0525

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 …

Schrödinger's iPad? New Breakthroughs in Quantum Computing

Albireo, beloved double star

Albireo is known best for the striking color contrast between its two stars – the brighter gold star and the dimmer blue star.<p>Albireo – also called …

15 Years of Very Large Telescope Celebrated With New Image of Stellar Nursery IC 2944

ESO is celebrating 15 years of its Very Large Telescope with this new image of IC 2944, a stellar nursery. IC 2944 appears as the softly glowing pink …

New to nature special: the top 10 new species

On 23 May,the International Institute for Species Exploration announced the annual top 10 new species for the sixth time. A committee of taxon …

Planetary trio has ended. Where do the planets go next?

Jupiter, Venus and Mercury are no longer within a 5-degree circle. But you can still see all three in the west after sunset for a few more days.<p>The …

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New light cast on dark matter

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the most pressing problem in particle physics is to determine the nature of dark matter. The …

APOD: PanSTARRS Anti-Tail Grows (2013 May 26) Image Credit & Copyright: Joseph Brimacombe http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130526.html Explanation: As planet Earth approached the plane of the Comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) orbit on May 23rd, comet watchers were treated to this view of its magnificent anti-tail. The long, narrow anti-tail stretches to the right across this frame for nearly 4 degrees or about 8 times the angular size of the full Moon. The tail trails along the comet's orbit as it leaves the inner solar system behind. An almost edge-on perspective from near the outbound comet's orbital plane enhances the view of the anti-tail and makes it seem to point in the sunward direction, only apparently contrary to the behavior of comet dust tails pushed outward by the pressure of sunlight. Sweeping far north in planet Earth's skies, the comet is up all night for most of the northern hemisphere, but now bright moonlight interferes with its visibility. PanSTARRS anti-tail is one of the longest since the appearance of Comet Arend-Roland in 1957. http://www.flickr.com/photos/43846774@N02/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130526 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0526

What goes on when lightning strikes?

A new theory from Russian researchers suggests that lightning may be a by-product of cosmic rays. Surprisingly, despite studying lightning for …