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The Oyster Nebula

This is a false color image from Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 of NGC 1501, a complex planetary nebula located in the constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe).  116 more words

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One of Elon Musk’s favorite video games, Kerbal Space Program, is finally ready to launch

Kerbal Space Program, an intricately detailed computer simulator game that lets you build rockets and manage your own space program, is preparing for lift-off. After several years of development in “early access mode”—during which it became  181 more words

Life and death among the stars

The Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 this year, and it has transformed our view of the cosmos, giving us unique insights into the astonishing universe in which we live. 580 more words

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Supervoid, Leaky Martian Mountains, an Exoplanet with Astounding Rings and More!

In this week’s show Laura and I discuss the largest structure ever discovered, called a supervoid, an exoplanet with a massive ring system, 25 years of Hubble, leaky Martian mountains and more! 40 more words

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Planetary Nebula Mz3: The Ant Nebula

Why isn’t this ant a big sphere? Planetary nebula Mz3 is being cast off by a star similar to our Sun that is, surely, round. Why then would the gas that is streaming away create an ant-shaped nebula that is distinctly not round? 127 more words

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Planetary Nebula Mz3: The Ant Nebula

Why isn’t this ant a big sphere? Planetary nebula Mz3 is being cast off by a star similar to our Sun that is, surely, round. Why then would the gas that is streaming away create an ant-shaped nebula that is distinctly not round? 118 more words

Planetary Nebula Mz3: The Ant Nebula

Why isn’t this ant a big sphere? Planetary nebula Mz3 is being cast off by a star similar to our Sun that is, surely, round. Why then would the gas that is streaming away create an ant-shaped nebula that is distinctly not round? 118 more words