carina nebula, about 8000 light years away, 50 light years long in this false colour image. bright star in second panel is about 100-150 times the mass of the sun.
for those watching the broadcast premiere of cosmos: a spacetime odyssey, it’s worth remembering that ten years ago neil degrasse tyson hosted “origins" for pbs nova. also worth watching: wonders of the universe and wonders of the solar system with brian cox; fabric of the cosmos with brian greene; into the universe with stephen hawking (narrated by bendict cumberbatch); the cosmos: a beginners guide, the six seasons of the history channel’s “the universe”; nat geo’s extreme universe, journey to the edge of the universe and how the universe works
Your Name In Life
Online math toy by Clark DuVall converts your name or text as the base to run the rules of Conway’s Game of Life:
Your Name in Life allows you to create a unique Game of Life based on your name.
Try it out for yourself here
[Hat Tip - roomthily]
If the moon were only 1 pixel on your screen, how big would the rest of the solar system be?
Just click this link, I beg you, and prepare to have your mind blown.
Absolutely amazing. Fantastic work by designer Josh Worth.
For a a different look at the problem of cosmic distance, check out my video “How Big is the Solar System?”:
And for lots more fun ways to look at the scale of the universe maybe watch this one called (naturally) "The Scale of the Universe":
A look at photos from “Barbarous Coasts,” an exhibition depicting two disparate locations—Alaska’s Upper Cook Inlet and the shores of Hofsos, Iceland—that, together, form a cohesive view of the animated and craggy life at sea: http://nyr.kr/1mwJH8g
Above: “Rock #2” (2013). Photograph by Neal Rantoul.