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23rd April 2014

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Science needs the light of free expression to flourish. It depends on the fearless questioning of authority, and the open exchange of ideas.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Ep. 5: Hiding in the Light)

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23rd April 2014

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distant-traveller:

A star set to explode


Floating at the centre of this new Hubble image is a lidless purple eye, staring back at us through space. This ethereal object, known officially as [SBW2007] 1 but sometimes nicknamed SBW1, is a nebula with a giant star at its centre. The star was originally twenty times more massive than our Sun, and is now encased in a swirling ring of purple gas, the remains of the distant era when it cast off its outer layers via violent pulsations and winds.



But the star is not just any star; scientists say that it is destined to go supernova! 26 years ago, another star with striking similarities went supernova — SN 1987A. Early Hubble images of SN 1987A show eerie similarities to SBW1. Both stars had identical rings of the same size and age, which were travelling at similar speeds; both were located in similar HII regions; and they had the same brightness. In this way SBW1 is a snapshot of SN1987a’s appearance before it exploded, and unsurprisingly, astronomers love studying them together.
At a distance of more than 20 000 light-years it will be safe to watch when the supernova goes off. If we are very lucky it may happen in our own lifetimes…

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; acknowledgement: Nick Rose

distant-traveller:

A star set to explode

Floating at the centre of this new Hubble image is a lidless purple eye, staring back at us through space. This ethereal object, known officially as [SBW2007] 1 but sometimes nicknamed SBW1, is a nebula with a giant star at its centre. The star was originally twenty times more massive than our Sun, and is now encased in a swirling ring of purple gas, the remains of the distant era when it cast off its outer layers via violent pulsations and winds.

But the star is not just any star; scientists say that it is destined to go supernova! 26 years ago, another star with striking similarities went supernova — SN 1987A. Early Hubble images of SN 1987A show eerie similarities to SBW1. Both stars had identical rings of the same size and age, which were travelling at similar speeds; both were located in similar HII regions; and they had the same brightness. In this way SBW1 is a snapshot of SN1987a’s appearance before it exploded, and unsurprisingly, astronomers love studying them together.

At a distance of more than 20 000 light-years it will be safe to watch when the supernova goes off. If we are very lucky it may happen in our own lifetimes…

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; acknowledgement: Nick Rose

Source: spacetelescope.org

23rd April 2014

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23rd April 2014

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  Frozen Lake Minnewaska Milky Way | Aaron J. Groen

Frozen Lake Minnewaska Milky Way | Aaron J. Groen

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22nd April 2014

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Happy #Earthday

Happy #Earthday

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22nd April 2014

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22nd April 2014

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20th April 2014

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Got the full crew this time (at Brick House Tavern + Tap)

Got the full crew this time (at Brick House Tavern + Tap)

20th April 2014

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Galveston cruise with guys (at Brick House Tavern + Tap)

Galveston cruise with guys (at Brick House Tavern + Tap)

20th April 2014

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And then you realize that Forrest knows about his condition all along and your heart breaks a little.

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