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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Central area of the Milky Way galaxy, released by astronomers at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in Chile. The photo shows 84 million stars in an image measuring 108,500×81,500, which contains nearly 9 billion pixels, and is actually a composite of thousands of individual photographs shot with the observatory's VISTA survey telescope.

62 million light years away...more otherworldly delights
62 million light years away...more otherworldly delights
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Lightning Ridge Opal Specimen by Wood's Stoneworks and Photo Factory, via Flickr
Lightning Ridge Opal Specimen by Wood's Stoneworks and Photo Factory, via Flickr
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Jamie Hyneman wins.
Jamie Hyneman wins.
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Central area of the Milky Way galaxy, released by astronomers at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in Chile. The photo shows 84 million stars in an image measuring 108,500×81,500, which contains nearly 9 billion pixels, and is actually a composite of thousands of individual photographs shot with the observatory's VISTA survey telescope.
Central area of the Milky Way galaxy, released by astronomers at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in Chile.    The photo shows 84 million stars in an image measuring 108,500×81,500, which contains nearly 9 billion pixels, and is actually a composite of thousands of individual photographs shot with the observatory's VISTA survey telescope.
Click here to download

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