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Hubble Sees a Horsehead of a Different Color: Astronomers have used NASAs Hubble Space Telescope to photograph the iconic Horsehead Nebula in a new, infrared light to mark the 23rd anniversary of the famous observatorys launch aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990.

Looking like an apparition rising from whitecaps of interstellar foam, the iconic Horsehead Nebula has graced astronomy books ever since its discovery more than a century ago. The nebula is a favorite target for amateur and professional astronomers. It is shadowy in optical light. It appears transparent and ethereal when seen at infrared wavelengths. The rich tapestry of the Horsehead Nebula pops out against the backdrop of Milky Way stars and distant galaxies that easily are visible in infrared light.

Hubble has been producing ground-breaking science for two decades. During that time, it has benefited from a slew of upgrades from space shuttle missions, including the 2009 addition of a new imaging workhorse, the high-resolution Wide Field Camera 3 that took the new portrait of the Horsehead.

Image Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team

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God damn my world keeps spinning
These lights are too bright and the stars seem too distant
Every time I think about the future I start to shake
Because nothing is certain and the train could hit me tomorrow
The world is full of senseless tragedies and unparalleled sins
But the only thing that doesn’t fade is the way I feel about you
If I was a moon I’d be named after the way I break orbit
And defy science and logic because all I ever gravitate back towards is you
It doesn’t make sense because I am just one little star in your sky
But to me you are the sun and the moon and all of the oceans
I tried to make you feel something
Yet all you ever felt was a few drops of rain
So you took out your umbrella and put on your rain jacket
And I swam for my life but still drowned in the hurricane
—  the tide never brought me back to you
BREAKING NEWS: COLONIZING MARS IS RACIST

You know the saying, when a wise man points at the moon, the fool judges the finger.

This lady here apparently got offended by Elon Musk’s vision to colonize Mars, you know, because colonies are bad and white people and bad things from the past..just scribble down a vague “Europeans are evil”-narrative of the past from the top of your mind and you’ll have her argument. Because apparently, the prospect of the colonization of another planet and the giant step forward for humanity this would be is problematic because the language reminded her of past events. .



We’re here discussing humanity’s way into space, yet these people would rather keep us down here on earth and obsess over the semantics of proposals like this. The only thing more infinite than space are the hurt feelings of the perpetually offended.

What can we say to that?

Hell yea, it’s colonialism and hell yea, we’ll manifest humanity’s destiny in space. 

And on Mars, no one can hear you whine. Unless we don’t even get off the earth because someone complained that white astronaut suits are racist.

Full article here: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/urban-scientist/2015/03/26/when-discussing-humanitys-next-move-to-space-the-language-we-use-matters/

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Break Science - Light Speed Transit Exclusive Video by Break Science

Vimeo Exclusive! Break Science take us on a trippy geometric journey deep into the mind and soul in their video for “Light Speed Transit.” Based on the visual splendor seen here, we can say the Brooklyn-based electronic duo appropriately reps the label Pretty Lights Music.

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