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Hubble image showcases supernovae-filled spiral galaxy

Hubble image showcases supernovae-filled spiral galaxy

Science
June 14 (UPI) -- The picture perfect spiral galaxy NGC 4051, positioned in the constellation of Ursa Major, is speckled with the bright flashes of dying stars. The plethora of supernovae scattered throughout the arms of the spiral galaxy make NGC 4051 an ideal portrait subject for the Hubble Space Telescope. On Friday, NASA shared NGC 4051's latest head shot. "When massive stars die at the end of their short lives, they light up the cosmos with bright, explosive bursts of light and material known as supernovae," NASA reported. "A supernova event is incredibly energetic and intensely luminous -- so much so that it forms what looks like an especially bright new star that slowly fades away over time." Astronomers first spotted a supernova originating from NGC 4051 in 1983. Scientists observ...
Mosaic showcases Ceres' brightest bright spot

Mosaic showcases Ceres' brightest bright spot

Science
Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A new mosaic image shared Friday by NASA showcases one of Ceres' bright spots. The dwarf planet's bright spots were first discovered and photographed in 2015. In the time since, high resolution images have offered scientists clearer and clearer views of the bright spots. Ceres' brightest spot is located on a feature called Cerealia Facula, found in the Occator Crater. The latest mosaic combines several photographs of the feature, some from altitudes as low as 22 miles above the dwarf planet's surface. "The mosaic is overlain on a topography model based on images obtained during Dawn's low altitude mapping orbit," according to NASA. NASA scientists believe Ceres' bright spots are evidence of geologic activity. When Dawn was first approaching Ceres, only a couple of large ...
Elizabeth Hurley, 52, showcases cleavage as she goes braless for Epsom Derby

Elizabeth Hurley, 52, showcases cleavage as she goes braless for Epsom Derby

Entertainment
The 52-year-old showed her 963,000 Instagram followers her outfit for the Epsom Derby, which had plenty of them talking.In one photo, Elizabeth Hurley posed in a pastel coloured frock, with her golden hair framing her face and chest.The swooping neckline meant plenty of her cleavage was on display, but her fans were quick to point something else out.One said: "Bit nippy this morning," while somebody else added: "I love your nipples."It seems they were drawing attention to Liz's decision to go braless for the event. INSTAGRAM@ELIZABETHHURLEY1 BRALESS: Liz Hurley's followers were big fans of her pink dress Elizabeth Hurley's hottest pictures   Elizabeth Hurley'...
South Korea showcases next-generation technology ahead of Olympics

South Korea showcases next-generation technology ahead of Olympics

World
SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Three weeks ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a science exhibition offers a virtual preview of the Games through state-of-the-art technology.At the National Science Museum in Daejeon City, the tech hub of South Korea, visitors find themselves immersed in snowy surroundings as they rush down a slope on a bobsled or ski-jump off a ramp through virtual reality technology."I actually don't know much about winter sports so this was a fun way to learn about them. I'm kind of looking forward to the Olympics now," said Chang Seo-jin, a 24-year-old teacher from Seoul.Visitors can also take part in the world's first screen-curling game and, through augmented reality, step onto the stage of the official Pyeongchang Olympics award ceremony."In addition...
Hubble image showcases cluster with mass of three million billion suns

Hubble image showcases cluster with mass of three million billion suns

Science
Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows what the mass of three million billion suns looks like. The image, shared Tuesday by NASA, features ACT-CLJ0102-4915, a massive cluster known as El Gordo -- Spanish for "The Fat One."El Gordo is the biggest, brightest and hottest galaxy cluster found in the distant universe. It's located 7 billion light-years from Earth.As revealed by a trio of telescopes in 2012, including NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, El Gordo is actually the product of two galaxy clusters, which are in the millions-of-years-long process of colliding.The formation and evolution of galaxy clusters is thought be heavily influenced by dark matter. The study of galaxy clusters can help astrophysicists better understand dark matter and dark energy."...