02 Jun '11, 4pm

Guilty pleasure of the day, ten rad photos of galaxies far away... #biggerpicture #climate

Guilty pleasure of the day, ten rad photos of galaxies far away... #biggerpicture #climate

Our exploration of space has allowed us to see Planet Earth with a new "bigger picture " perspective -- a perspective that is now cornerstone to a nascent environmental movement which has led to a satellite's eye-view of climate change and deforestation , and, unfortunately, unsightly space junk . These stunning images of far away galaxies and other astronomical beauties -- and the fascinating stories behind them -- are for those who have never failed to be instilled with a sense of wonder, awe, and profoundness upon gazing up on a clear, starry night. HH 901 & HH 902 in the Carina Nebula This gorgeous image of a stellar nursery -- captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in early 2010 -- shows star-forming pillars of gas and dust in the Carina Nebula and Herbig-Haro objects (HH or small nebulae associated with newly born stars). These celestial newborns are firing off jets ...

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stunning photos of peacocks

stunning photos of peacocks

treehugger.com 02 Jun '11, 5am

The colors in the feathers of a bird are determined two factors: pigment and structure. For example, the green in some par...