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Whales viewed from space

 

A selection of 20 comparable false colour image chips (bands 1-8-5) of probable whales found by the automated analysis. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088655.g002 (Credit: Peter T. Fretwell et al. / PLOS ONE)

A selection of 20 comparable false colour image chips (bands 1-8-5) of probable whales found by the automated analysis. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088655.g002 (Credit: Peter T. Fretwell et al. / PLOS ONE)

Main Point:

Satellite images useful for counting whale populations.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by saypeople - February 13, 2014 at 3:00 am

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Quasar reveals “cosmic web” about 10 billion light-years away

Nebula (cyan) and quasar UM 287 (at the center of the image) (Credit: S. Cantalupo, UCSC)

Nebula (cyan) and quasar UM 287 (at the center of the image) (Credit: S. Cantalupo, UCSC)

Main Points:

Astronomers have found a gas cloud in the Universe that is the largest known to humanity. It is about 2 million light years across and reveals “cosmic web”. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Paracha - January 21, 2014 at 8:06 pm

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Studying the behavior of ants in space

Ant Forage Habitat Facility (Credit: NASA)

Ant Forage Habitat Facility (Credit: NASA/Flickr)

Astronomers are studying the behavior and colonization of ants in microgravity and comparing this behavior with that in normal condition of gravity. The behavior may include the interaction rate of a group of ants and the number of ants in a specific area.

This study has been done in International Space Station’s Destiny laboratory and NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Expedition 38 flight engineer, is working on them using a video camera. Read more…

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Space planets found about 2,500 light years away from us

Artist's rendition of space planet in star cluster Messier 67 (Credit: ESO/L. Calçada)

Artist’s rendition of space planet in star cluster Messier 67 (Credit: ESO/L. Calçada)

Main Points:

Scientists have found a planet about 2,500 light years away in the star cluster Messier 67. This planet has been discovered by using European Southern Observatory Harps planet hunter in Chile. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Zafar Paracha - January 15, 2014 at 6:33 pm

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Best picture of quasar 3C 273 by NASA

Quasar 3C 273 (Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA)

Quasar 3C 273 (Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA)

NASA has published the best image of ancient and brilliant quasar 3C 273. This image has been taken from Hubble’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2).

In astronomy, quasar refers to a compact object in space, usually with a large red shift indicating extreme remoteness that emits huge amounts of energy, sometimes equal to the energy output of an entire galaxy. Quasars can emit hundreds to thousands of times the entire energy output of our galaxy. Read more…

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