ESA’s Planck obtained image of carbon monoxide clouds in our galaxy.Credit: ESA/Planck collaboration.

ESA’s Planck obtained image of carbon monoxide clouds in our galaxy.
Credit: ESA/Planck collaboration.

Large X-class Flare Erupts on the Sun
Image Credit: JAXA/Hinode

Large X-class Flare Erupts on the Sun

Image Credit: JAXA/Hinode

Tags: sun physics

ESO’s planned European Extremely Large Telescope

ESO’s planned European Extremely Large Telescope

This image shows the chaotic activity atop a three-light-year-tall  pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light  from nearby bright stars. The pillar is also being assaulted from  within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can  be seen streaming from towering peaks. It lies within a tempestuous  stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away  in the southern constellation Carina. Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3  observed the pillar on February 1 and 2, 2010. The colors in this  composite image correspond to the glow of oxygen (blue), hydrogen and  nitrogen (green), and sulfur (red).Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI).
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This image shows the chaotic activity atop a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pillar is also being assaulted from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks. It lies within a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 observed the pillar on February 1 and 2, 2010. The colors in this composite image correspond to the glow of oxygen (blue), hydrogen and nitrogen (green), and sulfur (red).

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI).

Einstein’s landing card(read the story:http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/48140)

Einstein’s landing card

(read the story:http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/48140)

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Engineer Stephen Salter’s design for an unmanned ship designed to generate clouds and reflect sunlight away from the earth.

Engineer Stephen Salter’s design for an unmanned ship designed to generate clouds and reflect sunlight away from the earth.

An exhibit illustrates the spacesuits designed for the Soviet cosmonaut crewmen of the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project docking in Earth orbit mission.

An exhibit illustrates the spacesuits designed for the Soviet cosmonaut crewmen of the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project docking in Earth orbit mission.

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Mountains on the Moon. (Courtesy: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University)

Mountains on the Moon. (Courtesy: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University)

Tags: Moon physics

The Eagle Nebula
Image Credit: ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE/Hill, Motte, HOBYS Key Programme Consortium

The Eagle Nebula

Image Credit: ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE/Hill, Motte, HOBYS Key Programme Consortium

Chroniclers of his time  called him ‘despicable’, ‘mistrustful’ and ‘jealous’, and a rivalrous  Isaac Newton might have had the only surviving portrait of him burnt,  but, three centuries on, Robert Hooke is now regarded as one of the  great Enlightenment scientists.

Chroniclers of his time called him ‘despicable’, ‘mistrustful’ and ‘jealous’, and a rivalrous Isaac Newton might have had the only surviving portrait of him burnt, but, three centuries on, Robert Hooke is now regarded as one of the great Enlightenment scientists.