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Side Note: The two images shown above are mere crop outs from ESA’s recent hit: The 9 Billion Pixel Image of 84 Million Stars. These two focus on the bright center of the image for the purpose of highlighting what a peak at 84,000,000 stars looks like.
Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in Chile have released a breathtaking new photograph showing the central area of our Milky Way galaxy. The photograph shows a whopping 84 million stars in an image measuring 108500×81500, which contains nearly 9 billion pixels.
It’s actually a composite of thousands of individual photographs shot with the observatory’s VISTA survey telescope, the same camera that captured the amazing 55-hour exposure. Three different infrared filters were used to capture the different details present in the final image.
The VISTA’s camera is sensitive to infrared light, which allows its vision to pierce through much of the space dust that blocks the view of ordinary optical telescope/camera systems.
Behold, the Milky Way, with the magnificent power of 9 billion pixels. The improvements in the imaging of our universe thanks to modern technology are ceaselessly breathtaking.
Vancouver-based artist Bill Pechet of Pechet Studio has teamed up with lighting co-designer Chris Pekar of Lightworks and Montreal-based LED lighting manufacturer Lumenpulse to create one remarkable public art installation called Emptyful. The towering structure, which mimics a mammoth sized laboratory flask, stands 35-feet tall and 31-feet wide, weighing in at approximately 48,500 lbs. Located at Winnipeg’s Millennium Library Plaza, Pechet’s sculpture serves as a real crowd pleaser, grabbing the attention of visitors and casual pedestrians alike.
#1 New York Times Bestseller John Green vs. fearless squirrel
Bunny Olympics Kick Off in Vancouver
The 44th Bunny Olympics are now underway in Vancouver, Canada, where the world’s best rabbit athletes will compete for gold in events like the longhop, hop and field, and curling.
“Sure, it’s not as big as the Hamster Olympics,” event organizer Telly Seigrum tells The Fluffington Post. “But our audience is growing. These rabbits are an inspiration for young bunnies around the world, and we want them to know they can do anything they put their minds to.”
Via Craig Elliot.