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Stellar Nursery Shows Off Its Hot Young Stars In Latest Image
2012-06-20 11:08:48

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] ESO´s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has taken the most detailed image so far of a spectacular part of the stellar nursery called NGC 6357. The view shows many hot young stars, glowing clouds of gas and weird dust formations sculpted by ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds. Deep in the Milky Way in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion) lies NGC 6357 [1], a region of space where new stars are being born in of chaotic clouds of gas and dust [2]. The...

Help Find Hubble's Hidden Treasures
2012-03-28 04:23:08

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has made over one million observations during its more than two decades in orbit. New images are published nearly every week, but hidden in Hubble's huge data archives are some truly breathtaking images that have never been seen. They're called Hubble's Hidden Treasures, and you can now help to bring them to light. Between now and May 31, 2012, the European Space Agency (ESA), NASA's partner in the Hubble mission, invites you to explore Hubble's vast science...

5edf08b3bb30ea5bbe17193f39630041
2010-10-02 06:41:53

Now stand-alone and open source Yesterday, the third "” and best "” version of the popular ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator image-processing software was released with several significant improvements. As with the previous versions of the FITS Liberator, the new version makes another leap towards making the creation of color images from raw astronomical observations easier and faster. The FITS Liberator continues to support the FITS and PDS formats, preferred by astronomers and...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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