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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Science Pictures and Videos in the News: Jan. 4, 2011

Lights in the Dark Today posted a picture of Saturn's backlit rings and limb seen by Cassini:

Image Credit: Image: NASA / JPL / SSI / Gordan Ugarkovic

Today on BBC, "Birth and death within Andromeda"

Image Credit: Click to zoom, it's at the bottom of the pic.

The Center for Astrophysics Released some amazing sun pictures today:
  (Click to embiggen, these are good wallpapers)

Image Credit:NASA/LMSAL/SAO (I cropped it)

Image Credit: NASA/LMSAL/SAO

Bad Astronomy's Post today: "INSANELY awesome solar eclipse picture"

Image Credit: Thierry Legault

Today on Discovery News, "On the Trail of Magnetic Monopoles" features this elegant picture below. 

Image Credit: ?? A TinEye search didn't lead me to credits for this, but it did point me to it's posting on a great, if not new "Ask a Physicist" Article on Io9, which also features this uncredited image:

Image Credit: Io9 also didn't credit this, and TinEye is showing only Io9 on its results.

An Article today on PhysOrg: "The impact of double black holes and radio galaxies in the Milky Way"

Image Credit (deep breath): CSIRO/ATNF; ATCA;ASTRON; Parkes;MPIfR; ESO/WFI/AAO (UKST); MPIfR/ESO/APEX; NASA/CXC/CfA

Today's Post on the Planetary Society Blog, "How Mars Express' orbit shifts with time" features this bizzare and fascinating video mapping the orbit of this Mars satellite.



Video Credit: ESOC / video and caption by Thomas Ormston

NASA /JPL Released a new picture today, "Juno Mission to Jupiter (2010 Artist's Concept)"

Image Credit: NASA/JPL



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