Posts tagged space

Posted 1 year ago

t-leafd:

Colonists On Mars Must Be Vegetarians

It’s already out there that space entrepreneur Elon Musk has plans to someday colonize Mars, and that those with the means are invited to become a part of his red planet oasis. But there’s a catch we just heard about: Colonists must also be vegetarians.

That’s the word from the RT news network, which published a report this morning saying that Musk —in line with his own personal ideology—said at an event at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London that he will only allow vegetarians to live in his settlement, a city for 80,000 space explorers that he first spoke of back in November.

Well DUH.  It would be insane to make spacesuits and allot acres of imported grain, artificial oxygen, and thousands of gallons of water for livestock.  And the methane they produce would be dangerous!  It’s not even sustainable at scale here…

Posted 1 year ago

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Microquasar Makes a Giant Manatee Nebula

Left: W50 supernova remnant in radio (green) against the infrared background of stars and dust (red).

Right: A Florida Manatee rests underwater in Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, Florida.

Credit: Left: NRAO/AUI/NSF, K. Golap, M. Goss; NASA’s Wide Field Survey Explorer (WISE). Right: Image used with permission from Tracy Colson, courtesy of NRAO

I’m holding out for a highly accurate Great Squid Nebula.

Posted 1 year ago

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Hidden Treasure in Large Magellanic Cloud

Nearly 200 000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, in a long and slow dance around our galaxy. As the Milky Way’s gravity gently tugs on its neighbour’s gas clouds, they collapse to form new stars. In turn, these light up the gas clouds in a kaleidoscope of colours, visible in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Credit: NASA, ESA. Acknowledgement: Josh Lake

Gorgeous.

Posted 1 year ago

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NGC 602 and Beyond

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) - ESA/Hubble Collaboration 

Oooooooooh! Aaaaaaaaaah!

Posted 1 year ago

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AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula

Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh

Great name. :)

Posted 1 year ago

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A Group of Objects at Redshift 3.04 

Credit: ESO

Or maybe out of focus Xmas lights with some details added. ;)

Posted 1 year ago

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NGC 2264 and the Christmas Tree cluster

Credit: ESO 

I’ve had a thing for red lately.

Posted 1 year ago

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VISTA’s infrared view of the Orion Nebula

Credit: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA.

Infrared view!

Posted 1 year ago

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NGC 6188 and NGC 6164 

Image Credit & Copyright: Kfir Simon 

Gorgeous!

Posted 1 year ago

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Zeta Oph: Runaway Star

Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Spitzer Space Telescope