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The Most Important Image Captured By Hubble - GREAT video of what the Hubble discovered when aimed at what appeared to empty space, without any stars

The Most Important Image Captured By Hubble - GREAT video of what the Hubble discovered when aimed at what appeared to empty space, without any stars

Discovered on 5 September 1784 by astronomer William Herschel, the Veil Nebula was once a star. Now it is a twisted mass of shock waves that appears six times larger than the full Moon in the sky. This Hubble Space Telescope image shows just a small part of the nebula, a region known as the 'south-eastern knot'. The entire nebula is about 50 light years in radius, and is located almost 1500 light years away. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-03-image-shockwaves-star.html#jCp

Discovered on 5 September 1784 by astronomer William Herschel, the Veil Nebula was once a star. Now it is a twisted mass of shock waves that appears six times larger than the full Moon in the sky. This Hubble Space Telescope image shows just a small part of the nebula, a region known as the 'south-eastern knot'. The entire nebula is about 50 light years in radius, and is located almost 1500 light years away. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-03-image-shockwaves-star.html#jCp

Get ready for an intergalactic (ok, maybe intragalactic) adventure! Pop Chart Lab has distilled more than half a century of space travel into a beautiful print. The Chart of Cosmic Exploration feature

Get ready for an intergalactic (ok, maybe intragalactic) adventure! Pop Chart Lab has distilled more than half a century of space travel into a beautiful print. The Chart of Cosmic Exploration feature

Bad ass: Felix Baumgartner leaps from a custom built capsule at an altitude of 71,581 feet (13.5 miles).  He hopes to jump from 120,000 feet (22.7 miles) later this year.

Bad ass: Felix Baumgartner leaps from a custom built capsule at an altitude of 71,581 feet (13.5 miles). He hopes to jump from 120,000 feet (22.7 miles) later this year.

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