Astronomy Photo of the Day: 5/6/15 — Whirlpool Galaxy in Infrared

You may not believe it, but this is one of the most recognizable galaxies in the universe (not that you’d be able to tell based on appearance alone). Called Messier 51 (M51)—most know it as the Whirlpool Galaxy—it can be found approximately 30 million light-years from Earth in the Canes Venatici constellation.

This image of the Whirlpool Galaxy—taken by Hubble’s Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) instrument— shows how it appears in infrared light. as it is useful in helping astronomers see denser regions of dust (brighter regions represent places where dust is present in the largest quantities, and where the most stars are being born).

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Image Credit: Infrared: NASA, ESA, M. Regan & B. Whitmore (STScI), & R. Chandar (U. Toledo); Optical: NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), & the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Ecoreati, il governo si piega ai petrolieri

Niente tweet sta­volta, per Renzi non era #lavol­ta­buona.

Per le asso­cia­zioni ambien­ta­li­ste, per Sel e per il M5S la deci­sione di sop­pri­mere la norma che vieta la discussa tec­nica di ispe­zione dei fon­dali marini, uti­liz­zata per son­dare la pre­senza di idro­car­buri nel sot­to­suolo, è una dimo­stra­zione di subal­ter­nità ai desi­de­rata delle com­pa­gnie petro­li­fere. Le stesse che hanno bom­bar­dato i mari della Sar­de­gna, della Cala­bria o la costa adriatica.

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Eheh, quando si tratta di toccare gli interessi dei poteri forti, per Renzi la musica cambia decisamente. 

Pensare che con il jobs act doveva risolvere la disoccupazione, con l’Expo la fame nel mondo, con la riforma della scuola cambiare il paese, ma gli ecoreati… No, per quelli non c’è spazio. Ciao Ilva, ciao…

I was tagged by f1rabbit​ for this challenge!

Put your iPod and shuffle and use the first ten songs.

Title of the first song you land on describes how you die

Say it right - Nelly Furtado (wow! good start)

Second song will describe your love life

All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor (hell yeah!)

Third song will be playing at your wedding

Brooklyn Baby - Lana del Rey (could become relevant, you know!!)

Add “in my pants” to the fourth song you land on

Kiss “in my pants” - Maroon 5 (hahahaahhaah!!!)

Fifth song will be playing at your funeral

Back Announce - Florence and the Machine (wait what????)

Sixth song is your theme song

In Your Pocket - Maroon 5 (now it’s just getting weird & yes I have loads of M5)

Seventh song will play when you think about something

That Man - Macy Grey (hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……)

Add “with a shovel and a screwdriver” to the tile of the eighth song

Airplanes “with a shovel and a screwdriver” - B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams

Ninth song will describe your week

Youth is wasted on the young - Augustana (woah there slow down old lady!!)

Tenth song will play when you miss someone

Return the favor - All Time Low

So that was weird. I extend the challenge to all my lovely peeps out there plus rewinding-tapes​, plumjaffas​, all-rounder-insane​, kodaliners​, siriuslywinchester​, kutubiyya​, the-kangaroo-with-a-bowtie​ and worldcoups