Secret Service guard dogs are in spotlight after latest White House fence jumping

Secret Service guard dogs are in spotlight after latest White House fence jumping

Specially trained K-9s brought down the suspect in the latest White House fence-jumping incident. READ MORE >>

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Investors in anti-Facebook startup have no idea how it will make money

Investors in anti-Facebook startup have no idea how it will make money

Ello, flush with $5.5M in venture capital, now a “Public Benefit Corporation.” READ MORE >>

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No, marijuana use doesn’t lower your IQ

No, marijuana use doesn’t lower your IQ

Yet another study finds no relationship between teen marijuana use and IQ READ MORE >>

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We should have named Ghazi “Pillow”


We should have named Ghazi “Pillow” via Instagram http://bit.ly/12jt8b2

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Decent Q1 Report Card To Give Nadella More Time To Retool Microsoft

Decent Q1 Report Card To Give Nadella More Time To Retool Microsoft

Satya Nadella is an executive who likes to keep close to the script — all the more reason why Microsoft’s CEO will be thrilled to get a chance to reclaim the narrative when the company reports its… READ MORE >>

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NASA Awards Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Mission

NASA Awards Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Mission

NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission. READ MORE >>

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NASA TV Broadcasts Space Station Cargo Ship Activities

NASA TV Broadcasts Space Station Cargo Ship Activities

NASA Television will broadcast live the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) Monday, Oct. 27, as well as the launch and docking of its replacement Wednesday, Oct. 29. READ MORE >>

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Anya is looking good!


Anya is looking good!

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#HokkaidoKen “Katana”


#HokkaidoKen “Katana” via Instagram http://bit.ly/1ykX29a

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Hubble Sees Turquoise-Tinted Plumes in Large Magellanic Cloud


The brightly glowing plumes seen in this image are reminiscent of an underwater scene, with turquoise-tinted currents and nebulous strands reaching out into the surroundings.

However, this is no ocean. This image actually shows part of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small nearby galaxy that orbits our galaxy, the Milky Way, and appears as a blurred blob in our skies. The NASA/European Space Agency (ESA) Hubble Space Telescope has peeked many times into this galaxy, releasing stunning images of the whirling clouds of gas and sparkling stars (opo9944a, heic1301, potw1408a).

This image shows part of the Tarantula Nebula’s outskirts. This famously beautiful nebula, located within the LMC, is a frequent target for Hubble (heic1206, heic1402). 

In most images of the LMC the color is completely different to that seen here. This is because, in this new image, a different set of filters was used. The customary R filter, which selects the red light, was replaced by a filter letting through the near-infrared light. In traditional images, the hydrogen gas appears pink because it shines most brightly in the red. Here however, other less prominent emission lines dominate in the blue and green filters.

This data is part of the Archival Pure Parallel Project (APPP), a project that gathered together and processed over 1,000 images taken using Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, obtained in parallel with other Hubble instruments. Much of the data in the project could be used to study a wide range of astronomical topics, including gravitational lensing and cosmic shear, exploring distant star-forming galaxies, supplementing observations in other wavelength ranges with optical data, and examining star populations from stellar heavyweights all the way down to solar-mass stars.

Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA: acknowledgement: Josh Barrington
Text: European Space Agency
via NASA http://1.usa.gov/1yUWvxS

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