The elegant nature of science
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14-01-2013, 02:40 PM (This post was last modified: 14-01-2013 03:07 PM by kim.)
RE: The elegant nature of science
Darn Vera, I saw that a couple days ago and you beat me to the posting! Thumbsup I'll have to see your "most massive" galaxy image and raise you my "prettiest" galaxy image.
The inclined disk of the Sombrero Galaxy, one of the largest galaxies in the nearby Virgo Cluster of Galaxies.
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The prominent dust lane that obscures the mid-section of the Sombrero Galaxy in optical light, actually glows brightly in infrared light. The Sombrero Galaxy has a bright nucleus and an unusually large central bulge. This composite image shows the infrared glow, recorded by the orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope, superposed in false-color on an existing image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in optical light. The Sombrero Galaxy, also known as M104, spans about 50,000 light years across and lies 28 million light years away. The Sombrero can be seen with a small telescope in the direction of the constellation Virgo.

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14-01-2013, 02:56 PM
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Kim, that's beautiful Smile
I was thinking about posting another article, but felt kinda bad about posting three consecutive posts in the same thread. But not anymore. So here goes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20987289

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14-01-2013, 03:04 PM
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Heart Post as much as you want!! Heart
If you've noticed from the first post, this thread has gathered a handful of stalwart posters and unabashed admirers. Science is some serious celebration! Wink

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14-01-2013, 03:19 PM
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Don't mind if I do Tongue One of my favourite things after a long night out in Rio, was to drink my coffee, while reading science-y stuff (not saying I understood all of it, esp. if it was to do with, physics but it was a great pick me up).

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16-01-2013, 06:30 AM
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Mystery solved, and take the galaxy quiz.
http://www.space.com/19242-star-birth-my...olved.html

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18-01-2013, 12:16 PM
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Exo-planet without a home of its own.

Wandering wanderer.

Skepticism is not a position; it is an approach to claims.
Science is not a subject, but a method.
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18-01-2013, 02:18 PM
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Enjoy your boiled alive crabs, I guess Confused
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21044077

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21-01-2013, 02:42 AM
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Quadruple helix' DNA seen in human cells.
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And this might explain the Dark Ages - people were hit with massive amounts of radioactivity Tongue

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21-01-2013, 10:25 AM
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(21-01-2013 02:42 AM)Vera Wrote:  Quadruple helix' DNA seen in human cells.
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And this might explain the Dark Ages - people were hit with massive amounts of radioactivity Tongue


Or tree rings in Japan ?
http://www.space.com/19340-tree-ring-mys...burst.html

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21-01-2013, 12:34 PM
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Well... it's not really about science in general, but as a geology nerd I kinda liked this one:





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