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Illustris Simulation

“The Illustris simulation is the most ambitious computer simulation of our Universe yet performed. The calculation tracks the expansion of the universe, the gravitational pull of matter onto itself, the motion of cosmic gas, as well as the formation of … Continue reading

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That Night Over Half Dome

“Captured one night last May this eight frame mosaic starts on the left, down Northside Drive through Yosemite National Park. It ends thousands of light-years away though, as the arc of the Milky Way tracks toward the center of our galaxy on the right, far … Continue reading

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More Science Images Of 2013

Time for some more amazing science images from the past year! BuzzFeed has a collection of the 23 most breathtaking science photos of 2013, and they are utterly brilliant. Ranging from the nanoscale to the galactic scale, and everything in … Continue reading

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The 50 Greatest Star Wars Gifts In The Galaxy

Ah, Star Wars. Both awesome, terrible, and geeky all at once, and I love it! I’m sure everyone is aware of the vast amounts of Star Wars memorabilia out there. HiConsumption have compiled a list of the 50 greatest Star … Continue reading

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Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2013

The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 were recently announced, and the pictures are incredible. The overall winning picture is shown above. Titled “Guiding Light to the Stars”, this image by Mark Gee is truly spectacular. Not … Continue reading

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Earth And Sky Photo Contest 2012

“The winners and notable photos of the third International Earth and Sky Photo Contest, (twanight.org/contest), a program by The World at Night (TWAN) in collaboration with the Global Astronomy Month (astrowb.org) and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). The contest … Continue reading

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Galaxy Collisions: Simulation vs Observations

“What happens when two galaxies collide? Although it may take over a billion years, such titanic clashes are quite common. Since galaxies are mostly empty space, no internal stars are likely to themselves collide. Rather the gravitation of each galaxy will distort or destroy the … Continue reading

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Galaxy Size Comparison Chart

Just how big is our galaxy, the Milky Way, compared to others? Not very, actually. Above is a galaxy size comparison chart (by Rhys Taylor), showing, to the same scale, a selection of galaxies that we know about. It’s a … Continue reading

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Weekly Ramblings – Whose Line Death Star GIFs

Back to some Weekly Ramblings, and this one is full of the Oxford Dictionary’s USA word of the year, GIFs. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to embed GIFs in WordPress, so this will be full of juicy links to them … Continue reading

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Space 2012

2012 has seen a plethora of science pictures of and from space, and they are truly jaw dropping. Starting with the BBC, they have a few images of 2012 as seen from space. These include the capsized cruise ship Costa … Continue reading

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