|Giant squid (Architeuthis),|
found by Japanese researchers in 2006.
Into the depths of sea and space we go to-day!
|Leafy Sea Dragon, Phycodurus eques|
Explore the Secret Lives of Seahorses at the Monterey Bay Aquarium!
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|Sand tiger shark,|
|Jellyfish medusa, Medusozoa or Cnidaria|
|Southern Biscuit star, Tosia australis|
|Bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus|
|Orca whales, Orcinus orca|
see these and many more high-quality underwater photographs here
The Seahorse of the Large Magellanic Cloud
It may look like a grazing seahorse, but the dark object toward the image right is actually a pillar of smoky dust about 20 light years long. The curiously-shaped dust structure occurs in our neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud, in a star forming region very near the expansive Tarantula Nebula. The energetic nebula is creating a star cluster, NGC 2074, whose center is visible just off the top of the image in the direction of the neck of the seahorse. The representative color image was taken last year by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in honor of Hubble's 100,000th trip around the Earth. As young stars in the cluster form, their light and winds will slowly erode the dust pillars away over the next million years.
JAXA Confirms Solar Sail is Working!
via Sagan's Brain
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has confirmed that the solar sail spacecraft IKAROS is indeed being accelerated by photons emitted from the Sun, which means the solar sail really works!
Symphony of Science goes to the Moon!
Powers of Ten
To infinity, and beyond!