What our own Milky Way looks like from the side

What our own Milky Way looks like from the side

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope;  Robert Gendler] This gorgeous island universe, cataloged as NGC 2683, lies a mere 20 million light-years distant in the northern constellation of the Cat (Lynx). NGC 2683 is seen nearly edge-on in this cosmic vista combining data and images from the ground-based Subaru […]

End-times minister: Obama is paving the way for the anti-Christ

End-times minister: Obama is paving the way for the anti-Christ

DALLAS, Texas – Pastor Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the 11,000 member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, has released a new book that answers people’s most pressing questions about heaven and what the end times will look like to Christians and those who do not believe in Jesus Christ. In an interview with The […]

American families living together with children called a perk affordable only for educated elites

American families living together with children called a perk affordable only for educated elites

[T]he old-fashioned family plan of stably married parents residing with their children remains a source of considerable power in America — but one that is increasingly seen as out of reach to all but the educated elite. “We’re seeing a class divide not only between the haves and the have-nots, but between the I do’s […]

Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka: The glorious belt of Orion

Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka: The glorious belt of Orion

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION /  Rogelio Bernal Andreo] Otherwise known as the Belt of Orion, these three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much more massive than the Sun. They lie about 1,500 light-years away, born of Orion’s well-studied interstellar clouds. In fact, clouds of gas and dust adrift in this region have […]

A rare triple-eclipse on Jupiter

A rare triple-eclipse on Jupiter

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION] / Copyright: Leo Aerts This webcam and telescope image of banded gas giant Jupiter shows the transit of three shadows cast by Jupiter’s moons in progress, captured in Belgian skies on Oct. 12 at 0528 UT. Such a three shadow transit is a relatively rare event, even for a […]

New Bermuda Triangle? Fashion mogul falls victim to ‘Los Roques Curse’ near Venezuela

New Bermuda Triangle? Fashion mogul falls victim to ‘Los Roques Curse’ near Venezuela

The disappearance last week of the airplane carrying Italian fashion mogul Vittorio Missoni and five others across the Caribbean Sea has been blamed on everything from mechanical failure to kidnapping by drug smugglers. Now, a new theory has emerged: The airplane and its passengers fell victim to the “Los Roques Curse,” a phenomenon that some […]

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