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Van Gogh’s Starry Night Recreated with Images from the Hubble Space Telescope

Alex Harrison Parker is a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. After 22 years of operation, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured so many images that he was able to use them to create this mosiac of Starry Night. There could be no better medium. Link -via Oddity Central | Alex Harrison Parker’s Website

Planets Are a Close Couple

Data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope shows two exoplanets that orbit closer to each other than any other planets yet discovered. The image is an artist’s conception of what one planet might look like from the other planet. Both planets are too close to their star to contain liquid water. The inner planet, Kepler-36b, orbits its [...]