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From the frontiers of astronomy, a galactic bird’s eye view of the universe:
Made up of more than 2.7 million images taken at four infrared wavelengths of light, the new image captures everything from nearby asteroids to distant galaxies.
I must admit, it’s easy to get turned around. I’m still looking for the little “I am here” marker.
>> Link: The Whole Universe In One Photo
This is beautiful and awesome.
For a really cool experience open the video full-screen, sit back, and relax…
Thanks Carter for sending my way!
The University of Arizona presents a well-produced series of engaging lectures on popular cosmology: the origins of the universe, black holes, dark matter, the big bang, and the search for (and understanding of) life in the universe. It’s all free on iTunes U–a fantastic source for free audio and video courses online.
From the ever-elegant Rapha:
Cycling is so hard, the suffering is so intense, that it’s absolutely cleansing. The pain is so deep and strong that a curtain descends over your brain… Once, someone asked me what pleasure I took in riding for so long. ’Pleasure?’ I said. ’I don’t understand the question.’ I didn’t do it for pleasure, I did it for pain.
There’s something thrilling about pushing yourself well past your comfort zone–on the bike and off. Really it’s the only way to become stronger.
This story about a goose in Los Angeles’s Echo Park is very cute.