Wolf-Rayet Star 124: Stellar Wind Machine 
Some stars explode in slow motion. Rare, massive Wolf-Rayet stars are so tumultuous and hot that they slowly disintegrating right before our telescopes. Glowing gas globs each typically over 30 times more massive than the Earth are being expelled by violent stellar winds. Wolf-Rayet star WR 124, visible near the above image center spanning six light years across, is thus creating the surrounding nebula known as M1-67.

Wolf-Rayet Star 124: Stellar Wind Machine 

Some stars explode in slow motion. Rare, massive Wolf-Rayet stars are so tumultuous and hot that they slowly disintegrating right before our telescopes. Glowing gas globs each typically over 30 times more massive than the Earth are being expelled by violent stellar windsWolf-Rayet star WR 124, visible near the above image center spanning six light years across, is thus creating the surrounding nebula known as M1-67.

(Source: apod.nasa.gov)

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This Weird, Massive Tower May Be the Future of Energy in the U.S.
The country’s largest freestanding structure will soon start construction — and it’s going to be a solar-wind tower. Projected to reach 2,250 feet, it will be considerably taller than other American landmarks like the 1,454-foot Empire State Building. Designed by Maryland-based Solar Wind Energy Tower Inc., the solar-wind hybrid facility just secured funding to build its first model, which is projected to stand near San Luis, Ariz., by 2018. It is projected to produce 435 megawatt-hours in an average month, but could reach 1,200 in peak summer month, for comparison, a small scale nuclear facility will produce close to 500 megawatt-hours in a month.

This Weird, Massive Tower May Be the Future of Energy in the U.S.

The country’s largest freestanding structure will soon start construction — and it’s going to be a solar-wind tower. Projected to reach 2,250 feet, it will be considerably taller than other American landmarks like the 1,454-foot Empire State Building. Designed by Maryland-based Solar Wind Energy Tower Inc., the solar-wind hybrid facility just secured funding to build its first model, which is projected to stand near San Luis, Ariz., by 2018. It is projected to produce 435 megawatt-hours in an average month, but could reach 1,200 in peak summer month, for comparison, a small scale nuclear facility will produce close to 500 megawatt-hours in a month.

(Source: mic.com)

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Martian Anniversary Selfie
June 24th marked the first full Martian year of the Curiosity Rover’s exploration of the surface of the Red Planet. That’s 687 Earth days or 669 sols since its landing on August 5, 2012. To celebrate, consider this self-portrait of the car-sized robot posing next to a rocky outcrop dubbed Windjana, its recent drilling and sampling site. 

Martian Anniversary Selfie

June 24th marked the first full Martian year of the Curiosity Rover’s exploration of the surface of the Red Planet. That’s 687 Earth days or 669 sols since its landing on August 5, 2012. To celebrate, consider this self-portrait of the car-sized robot posing next to a rocky outcrop dubbed Windjana, its recent drilling and sampling site

(Source: apod.nasa.gov)

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Pacific barreleye fish

The beady bits on the front of the Pacific barreleye fish in this picture released February 23, 2009, aren’t eyes but smell organs. The grayish, barrel-like eyes are beneath the green domes which filter out what little sunlight makes it down from the surface, allowing the fish to focus on the bioluminescence of small jellies or other prey passing overhead.

(Source: National Geographic)

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Pandora’s Summer Hits of the the 2000s station is the greatest thing to happen to me since the summers of the 2000s. 

you would think I couldn’t still know every word to every song, and you would be very wrong. 

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