Amazing picture from Hubble for its 22nd Birthday

This was so stunning I just HAD to steal this from Badastronomer. “April 24th marks the 22nd anniversary of Hubble’s launch into space. To celebrate it, NASA and ESA released this devastating panoramic view (also available here) of the mighty star-forming region 30 Doradus: Yegads. [Click to embiggen, or get the 4000 x 3200 pixel version, or grab the ginormous 267 Mb 20,323 x 16,259 pixel version. There’s also a way...

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Some Thoughts About The Present – From Sam Harris’ Talk at the GAC

This is a continuation from my previous blog “Some Thoughts About Death – From Sam Harris’ Talk at the GAC“. One of the things we can do to avoid anxiety about our past and future is to live in the “now”. This may seem strange, since it is impossible to live in any other time; the “now” is the only place we can inhabit since the past cannot be changed and the future is an unknown quantity. However it...

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