At the beginning of dawn the southern Milky Way is photographed over the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the barren Atacama Desert. Bright stars Alpha and Beta Centauri are near the horizon and the Southern Cross (Crux) appear above them. Higher in the sky is the large red emission Carina Nebula. The Large Magellanic Clouds is on the right. With its dark, steady, and transparent sky, Paranal is home to some of the world’s leading telescopes. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on Paranal, composed of four 8-meter telescopes and smaller auxiliary telescopes, each 1.8 m in aperture (appear in this image), which are important elements of the VLT interferometer.
Image credit & copyright: Babak Tafreshi
Valkyrie: NASA’s Superhero Robot
jumping spider with spiderling
she is not eating it btw
First day at spider school.
Someone make me this.
RCA Records and Cassettes
this is a load of barnacles
I visited Sea Life last week and the moon jellyfish were absolutely gorgeous.
Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly
“Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.
Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of microbes living in the gut, scientists report Wednesday in the journal Nature.”