01 março 2015

Inside the Coma Cluster of Galaxies



Almost every object in the above photograph is a galaxy. The Coma Cluster of Galaxies pictured above is one of the densest clusters known - it contains thousands of galaxies. Each of these galaxies houses billions of stars - just as our own Milky Way Galaxy does. Although nearby when compared to most other clusters, light from the Coma Cluster still takes hundreds of millions of years to reach us. In fact, the Coma Cluster is so big it takes light millions of years just to go from one side to the other! The above mosaic of images of a small portion of Coma was taken in unprecedented detail in 2006 by the Hubble Space Telescope to investigate how galaxies in rich clusters form and evolve. Most galaxies in Coma and other clusters are ellipticals, although some imaged here are clearly spirals. The spiral galaxy on the upper left of the above image can also be found as one of the bluer galaxies on the upper left of this wider field image. In the background thousands of unrelated galaxies are visible far across the universe.



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March 1st 1932: Lindbergh baby kidnappedOn this day in 1932 the...



People examine the crime scene - the kidnapper left behind the ladder he used to get to the child's room





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The ransom note



March 1st 1932: Lindbergh baby kidnapped


On this day in 1932 the infant son of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., was kidnapped. The child was taken from his family home in East Amwell, New Jersey in what became known as ‘The Crime of the Century’. A ransom note was left at the scene which demanded $50,000 from the infant’s wealthy family. The case attracted a huge media following and even President Herbert Hoover declared he would “move Heaven and Earth” to find the child. However, in a sad turn of events for which the nation grieved, the child’s body was found on May 12th 1932 not far from their home. The investigation into the crime lasted until 1936, when Bruno Richard Hauptmann was found guilty of the murder and executed.


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Coincidence? I think NOT

'Born in the USA' was first CD ever made in the United States.


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"History was a trash bag of random coincidences torn open in a wind. Surely, Watt with his steam..."

“History was a trash bag of random coincidences torn open in a wind. Surely, Watt with his steam engine, Faraday with his electric motor, and Edison with his incandescent light bulb did not have it as their goal to contribute to a fuel shortage some day that would place their countries at the mercy of Arab oil.”



- Joseph Heller, Good as Gold
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Harm Reduction International (HRI) has launched their bi-annual report on the Global State of Harm Reduction. Essential reading for anyone interested in harm reduction and/or global drug policy: http://ift.tt/1DFOddg



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