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  • Posted in Videos
  •  by chrstphr 
  • on April 19th, 2011

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

“This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide. Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.”… Read the rest!

  • Posted in Links
  •  by tobo 
  • on April 09th, 2011

Check out the best tool we know of for exploring our solar system virtually. Each celestial object has its own detailed view accompanied by facts and figures, and you can adjust the planet size and distance from its schematic scaling to a true-in-size-and-distance  view for a more accurate perspective.

http://www.solarsystemscope.com/Read the rest!

  • Posted in Images
  •  by tobo 
  • on April 05th, 2011

This image comes from a very deep Chandra observation of the Tycho supernova remnant, produced by the explosion of a white dwarf star in our Galaxy. Low-energy X-rays (red) in the image show expanding debris from the supernova explosion and high energy X-rays (blue) show the blast wave, a shell of extremely energetic electrons .

Thanks, Chandra the X-Ray Observatory!

Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2011/tycho/

2009 Composite: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/tycho/Read the rest!

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