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Katsushika Hokusai Kisoji no oku Amida ga taki ("Amida Waterfall on the Kiso Road") from the series Shokoku taki meguri ("Journey to the Waterfalls in All the Provinces"), circa 1832.

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A month in space: galaxies like fireflies, a bridge of hot gas, and a catastrophic decline in cosmic GDP – in pictures

A star cluster once thought to be part of the spectacular Orion Nebula is actually a separate celestial entity. Scientists using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii found that the star cluster NGC 1980 is a distinct, massive bunch of stars in front of the Orion nebula, which at a range of 1,500 light-years is Earth's closest known star factory. The cluster is huddled unevenly around the star iota Ori at the southern tip of the sword in the famed Orion constellation.

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The Hubble telescope has captured an image of an unusual edge-on galaxy, revealing remarkable details of its warped dusty disk and showing how colliding galaxies spawn the formation of new generations of stars. The dust and spiral arms of normal spiral galaxies, like our own Milky Way, appear flat when viewed edge-on. This Hubble Heritage image of ESO 510-G13 shows a galaxy that, by contrast, has an unusual twisted disk structure, first seen in ground-based photographs.

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Pluto and Other Truly Epic Space Photos

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Hubble Looks at Light and Dark in the Universe

Surrounded by bright stars, towards the upper middle of the frame we see a small young stellar object (YSO) known as SSTC2D J033038.2+303212. Located in the constellation of Perseus, this star is in the early stages of its life and is still forming into a fully-grown star.

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We all know that the ancient Egyptians worshipped felines to a marvelous extent. Is it possible that they knew something that we might have missed..?

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Mira Schendel | Tate Modern, London | 26.09.13 - 19.01.14 | @tate This exhibition, late in 2013, is the first international full-scale survey of "one of Latin America's most important and prolific post-war artists", Mira Schendel. Swiss-born, Brazilian-based Schendel was a primary force in writing the visual idiom of European Modernism in Brazil. Image: Mira Schendel, Untitled (Disks), 1972

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Navajo Petroglyphs at Crow Canyon.Detail of pictograph panel, Crow Canyon. Navajo people interpret this as a representation of Gháá' ask'idii. His horns tie him to the Mountain Sheep People, an ancient race associated with the night chant, Tl'eejí. Generally a benevolent figure, Gháá' ask'idii carries many kinds of seeds and foods in his feather-crowned backpack.Photograph by James Matthew Copeland, via New Mexico Bureau of Land Management.

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Insane Floppy Disk Portraits

Phinolla's comments: Artist Nick Gentry .... I really like that he has uses mixed media to collage piece. I would like to do something like this in my portrait as it personalities the work' adding materials that are meaning full to me.

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