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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Can Neutrinos Move Faster Than Light? | Wired Science | Wired.com

Can Neutrinos Move Faster Than Light? | Wired Science | Wired.com

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

America: The Chief Subsidizer of UN Rapists and Traffickers :: The Phyllis Chesler Organization

America: The Chief Subsidizer of UN Rapists and Traffickers :: The Phyllis Chesler Organization

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

‘It Gets Better,’ Except When It Doesn’t and Then Teenagers Commit Suicide : The Other McCain

‘It Gets Better,’ Except When It Doesn’t and Then Teenagers Commit Suicide : The Other McCain

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

APOD: 2011 September 13 - Great Orion Nebulae

APOD: 2011 September 13 - Great Orion Nebulae


2011 September 13
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Great Orion Nebulae
Image Credit & Copyright: JesĂșs Vargas (Astrogades) & Maritxu Poyal (Maritxu)
Explanation: The Great Nebula in Orion, also known as M42, is one of the most famous nebulas in the sky. The star forming region's glowing gas clouds and hot young stars are on the right in this sharp and colorful image that includes the smaller nebula M43 near center and dusty, bluish reflection nebulae NGC 1977 and friends on the left. Located at the edge of an otherwise invisible giant molecular cloud complex, these eye-catching nebulae represent only a small fraction of this galactic neighborhood's wealth of interstellar material. Within the well-studied stellar nursery, astronomers have also identified what appear to be numerous infant planetary systems. The gorgeous skyscape spans nearly two degrees or about 45 light-years at the Orion Nebula's estimated distance of 1,500 light-years.