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    New Chandra Image Is Eye Candy

    This picture is too gorgeous not to share it. A new Chandra X-ray telescope image shows a beautiful, dense region of massive stars in the Centaurus constellation. It almost appears as though someone threw a handful of colored candies out into space. Known as Westerlund 2, this star cluster has been a [...]

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    Taste the rainbow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Taste the rainbow!
    Chandra: Color Code Red (0.3-1.0 keV); Green (1.0-2.0 keV); Blue (2.0-10.0 keV)

    Yum.
    0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 ...
    Skepticism enables us to distinguish fancy from fact, to test our speculations. --Carl Sagan

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    This is simply exquisite!

    Really.

    the words just fail me.

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    It doesn't look real (and I don't mean the false colors). But there is some quality of it that reminds me of the animation in 1950s educational cartoons.
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