A snow angel appears out of the area of a forming star called IRS4, 2,000 light-years from us. Its wings are made of two lobes of super-hot gas, clinched in the center by an orbiting ring of dust and gas.
Fun, exciting, iconic, just unmissable. UK studio FieldCandy developed a range of creative two-person tents. Their ultra-light and waterproof flysheet presents more than 40 creations realized by 18 artists and designers, arranged by collections.
The Christmas planet, known as Kepler 22-b, was revealed on Monday 5th at NASA Ames Research Center. It is the most Earth-like world yet discovered. Standing outside our solar system, the Christmas planet is one of thousands discovered via the Kepler space telescope. But it is the first right in the middle of the Goldilocks zone: not too hot, not too cold, just right for life (average surface temperature is a balmy 72 degrees Farenheit).
On Saturday, Dec. 10th, a total eclipse of the Moon will be the last one visible from western Northern America, across the entire Pacific to Asia and Eastern Europe until 2014.
The action will begin in the morning skies, around 4:45 am Pacific Standard Time. Firstly, a red shadow of Earth will fall across the lunar disk. For people in the western United States, the eclipse will be the deepest westwards just before local dawn.
This beautiful video offers a different view of Afghanistan. Because I haven’t been there yet, I always think of pictures of foreign forces and explosions. Here instead, I feel like encountering the real people living a crazy story. Thank you to Lukas and Salome Augustin for their admirable work.