The glory of Saturn. (Materials provided by ESA, NASA, ASI)
I feel like Cassini! Whoosh, flying through the outer solar system!
Speaking of Cassini, that wonderful robotic planetary explorer recently captured this view of a 200 mph hexagonal hurricane on Saturn’s pole, which may be hundreds of years old, each side of which is larger than the entire Earth:
As for why this massive hurricane is hexagonal? That remains somewhat of a mystery, although it is likely due to some strange standing wave fluid dynamics in Saturn’s gaseous atmosphere.
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go….. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Continue reading… >
These images show young and old white dwarf stars — the burned-out relics of normal stars — in the ancient globular star cluster NGC 6397.
The image above, taken by a ground-based telescope, shows the dense swarm of hundreds of thousands of stars that make up the globular cluster. The white box outlines the location of the observations made by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.
The close-up image below, taken by Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys, reveals young white dwarfs less than 800 million years old and older white dwarfs between 1.4 and 3.5 billion years old. The Hubble researchers distinguished the younger from the older white dwarfs based on their color and brightness. The younger white dwarfs are hotter and therefore bluer and brighter than the older ones.
The astronomers were surprised to find young white dwarfs far away from the cluster’s core. They had assumed that the youngsters would reside at the center and migrate over time to the cluster’s outskirts. The astronomers proposed that the cluster stars that burn out as white dwarfs are given a boost that propels them to the edge of the cluster.
Credit:NASA, ESA, and H. Richer (University of British Columbia)
A bio of Madonna is strictly speaking superfluous for me and I could not leave it unfinished; but wanted to at least publish it tonight. To be reworked substantially over the coming months, some of the info was from a norweigan website, so translating is somewhat ‘tricky’ so do check back on this ‘super colossal’ posting As one of the greatest artists ever over the last 20 years. One of the leading names of our occasion Music and for her time in Music, style, in fashion & dancing. Halfway through life, she is still a role model for today’s youth, and a trendsetter in the fashion industry.
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