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A reflection nebula in the constellation Orion (from Hubble/NASA).

Higher resolution pic: www.nasa.gov/images/content/163126main_image_feature_701_ys_full.jpg
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I call it the cock and balls nebula.
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A comparison between the hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris, our Sun and Earth’s orbit.

VY Canis Majoris is so huge that if it was to replace our Sun here in the Solar System, its surface would stretch out beyond Jupiter's, or even Saturn’s, orbit.

Hypergiants like VY Canis Majoris are so massive, that they devour themselves at exponential rates. The amount of energy our Sun emits in year is equal to what a hypergiant would release in the matter of just 6 seconds. It is believed that VY Canis Majoris has already shed half of its original mass, and could literally reach hypernovae at any time, but some astronomers believe that the star has the capability to last nearly another 100,000 years.

Via http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/on-the-giants-of-the-cosmos/

Source of the pic and size comparison between Hypergiant Stars: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/behemoths-of-the-universe-hypergiant-stars/
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"The moment a star runs out of fuel..."
That was just a simplification, to get your point across right?..
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People doing stupid things for just a bunch of +1/retweets/likes. SMH. Not sure if I should laugh or feel sorry for their families. At least I know they were not smart enough to graduate college.
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Imagine matter packed so densely that nothing can escape. Not a moon, not a planet and not even light. That’s what black holes are.
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OK, now I feel, really, really, really, really small... And here, I thought I was "average sized"... 
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If most Muslims are so outraged at publications that portray Mohammed as a bloodthirsty pedophile, then why do they like the Quran so much?
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+Richard Jonas Well, at least Buddha was wise enough to provide a disclaimer. He told his followers NOT to believe his teachings - but to use them as a guideline to conduct their own experiments and discover truth for themselves. 
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What does everyone mean by "#HappyNewYear"?

Do they wish me, or mean that it is a happy new year whether I want it or not; or that they feel happy on the first day of new year; or that it is a year to be happy about?

Hopefully #2K15 is a better year than 2014. Have a great day and year, everyone.

#TheHobbit #Gandalf #LotR :P
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How long is a single year on exo-planets?

Most of the information used to put together this graphic came from the Extrasolar Planets Encylopedia (exoplanet.eu/catalog/) catalog. Some of the orbital periods listed here might not match to data from some other sites. The planets are also not to-scale and in some cases, they aren’t meant to be renderings of the planet they represent.

Source: http://bit.ly/12uHip9

#HappyNewYear #Universe #Space #Astronomy #Planets
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some day we will have different days
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A new three dimensional model of the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant provides insights into how these massive explosions occur.

The detailed model reveals a bubble-like interior of debris that connects with a bright shell of ejecta arranged in multiple circular structures.

Cassiopeia A was created 340 years ago when a massive star exploded to form a neutron star, making it a good subject for a cosmic post mortem.

Source: www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2015/01/30/4169882.htm

Image credit - NASA/JPL-Caltech

This is so incredibly beautiful!
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Cooooooooool
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Researchers have discovered a 55,000-year-old fossil skull that they say is a missing connection between African and European populations.
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Wow! I can see the connection at a glance.
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First I bang the drum then I bang your mum.
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So have fun

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How many can they kill? And when is the next Draw Muhammad Day?

#JeSuisCharlie #Islam #Terrorism
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+Ago go So, to defeat the problem, "we" should become just like the problem? Never mind, rhetorical.
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How long is a single year on exo-planets?

Most of the information used to put together this graphic came from the Extrasolar Planets Encylopedia (exoplanet.eu/catalog/) catalog. Some of the orbital periods listed here might not match to data from some other sites. The planets are also not to-scale and in some cases, they aren’t meant to be renderings of the planet they represent.

Source: http://bit.ly/12uHip9

#HappyNewYear #Universe #Space #Astronomy #Planets
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How do you think we have a 360° circle? Just because? 360° only exist on a earth with a 365 'day' orbit!
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