Archive for October, 2015

  • Supernova1994 D_s
    Painting of the Week

    Death of a Star

    Diana Battefeld, Death of a Star, 2015 [Oil on Canvas] Göttingen. After an image taken by the High-Z Supernova Search Team, HST, NASA. The blunders and successes of the past 300 years culminated in 1926 when Edwin Hubble, through his observations of Cepheid Variables in the Andromeda Nebula, established that the spiral nebulae were in …

  • The great rule: If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.

    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

  • Anatomy of a Bird_Merger_s
    Painting of the Week

    Violet Tear

    Diana Battefeld, Violet Tear, 2015 [Oil on Canvas] Göttingen. After an image published by Petri Väisänen et al, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 000 1-24 (2007). The Anatomy of a Bird was originally photographed using a dataset combination of the Advanced Camera for Surveys on board the Hubble Space Telescope (ACS/HST) and deep optical spectroscopy …

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