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Science is beautiful

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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The universe is a fairly amazing place, if you know where to look. The good news is, you can look pretty much anywhere and be amazed by what you see. The even better news is that some of the things you'll come upon will raise the hair on the back of your neck and grind your sense of scale to dust.

For proof, I present to you a Hubble Space Telescope image of the cosmic train wreck that is NGC 2623, a massive collision of galaxies taking place over a stretch of a million trillion kilometers of space:



Further details and zoomable image available at Bad Astronomy.

What a glorious place the universe is.
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HHB4181 11/14/2012 1:30PM

    hard to believe that's even real.....

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