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thearmednovelist:

scifigeneration:

 
Hubble has spotted an ancient galaxy that shouldn’t exist
This galaxy is so large, so fully-formed, astronomers say it shouldn’t exist at all. It’s called a “grand-design” spiral galaxy, and unlike most galaxies of its kind, this one is old. Like, really, really old. According to a new study conducted by researchers using NASA’s Hubble Telescope, it dates back roughly 10.7-billion years — and that makes it the most ancient spiral galaxy we’ve ever discovered.
"The vast majority of old galaxies look like train wrecks," said UCLA astrophysicist Alice Shapley in a press release. "Our first thought was, why is this one so different, and so beautiful?"
Read more: here

The Universe knows no bound. This should do well to humble humanity.

thearmednovelist:

scifigeneration:

 

Hubble has spotted an ancient galaxy that shouldn’t exist


This galaxy is so large, so fully-formed, astronomers say it shouldn’t exist at all. It’s called a “grand-design” spiral galaxy, and unlike most galaxies of its kind, this one is old. Like, really, really old. According to a new study conducted by researchers using NASA’s Hubble Telescope, it dates back roughly 10.7-billion years — and that makes it the most ancient spiral galaxy we’ve ever discovered.

"The vast majority of old galaxies look like train wrecks," said UCLA astrophysicist Alice Shapley in a press release. "Our first thought was, why is this one so different, and so beautiful?"

Read more: here

The Universe knows no bound. This should do well to humble humanity.

whiskeyandspentbrass:

I need this.

whiskeyandspentbrass:

I need this.

lifehackable:

This is potentially life saving information everyone should know.

lifehackable:

This is potentially life saving information everyone should know.

officialunitedstates:

680xsouth:

basically i dont care if you drink smoke or do drugs as long as you can hold a conversation about something besides the fact that you drink smoke or do drugs

how do you drink smoke

stunningpicture:

Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he was granted American citizenship

stunningpicture:

Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he was granted American citizenship

todaysdocument:

The Allied Invasion of Sicily, aka “Operation Husky” began on July 10, 1943 with combined amphibious and airborne landings.

THE WAR, 1941-1944
From the State Department series: Moving Images Relating to U.S. Foreign Policy and Foreign Relations