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This Is the Most Detailed Image of the Universe Ever Captured
NASA has just published the most detailed view of the Universe ever taken. It’s called the Extreme Deep Field—or XDF for short. It took ten years of Hubble Space Telescope photographs to make it and it shows some the oldest galaxies ever observed by humans, going 13.2 billion years back in time.
It’s a mindblowing, extremely humbling view. Not only for what it shows, but for what it doesn’t show. While this image contains about 5,500 galaxies, it only displays a tiny part of the sky, a ridiculously small slice of the Universe.
Photo of the day: Arrival of baby Asian elephant prompts joy and worry
A baby Asian elephant named Anchali stands next to her mother Pang Pha at the Berlin Zoo. Anchali was born to Pang Pha and father Victor on Aug. 12, measuring a little over 3 feet high and weighing in at 353 pounds. Fingers are crossed for the survival of the young calf, whose siblings all died young due to the highly fatal elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus that currently infects the entire Asian elephant herd at the zoo. Although adult elephants who contract the virus later in life are typically not affected, approximately 80 percent of infected young elephants up to the age of 8 are killed due to internal hemorrhaging.
CD Mosaics by Mirco Pagano & Moreno De Turco
Mosaics of famous musicians created out of their own albums. Around 6500 CD’s were collectively used for all the images and the effect is outstanding. They were created for an anti piracy campaign and the full set can be seen here.