World’s Strangest

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At Chromoscope, you start with a boilerplate view of the Milky Way galaxy. Select options to view it in other wavelengths such as x-ray, infrared, microwave, or radio. Above is the hydrogen alpha wavelength view. Link. Blog with video explanation. via kottke.

Gigagalaxy Zoom

This is what I ended up with after just a minute of playing around with Gigagalaxy Zoom, a project by the European Southern Observatory. Start with the Milky Way galaxy as seen by the naked eye, zoom into a section of it, then zoom to the next stage! There are lots and lots of variations, [...]

Oh My God, It’s Full of Stars!

Image: NASA The Hubble Space Telescope has got new glasses after astronauts refurbished it in May 2009, and now NASA has kindly released snapshots from the 19-year-old space telescope. I’m particularly awestruck with this one of the Globular Star Cluster Omega Centauri: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope snapped this panoramic view of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing [...]