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Rainbow Week Photo 5 - Blue - A Hard Bugger To Snap (by Michelle in Ireland)
"This guy ... to which i am unsure of the name for .... i spent AAAAAAAAAAGES trying to get pictures of ... never have i had that much patience for one animal shot ....(i know its grainy so please forgive me on that ..... it was very dark in there and i didn't have a tri pod ).... and i think this is a beautiful bird ...... hate that eye though only cause its red ...and for those of you that know me well ... you know i have a thing about red eyes .......Anyone know what this animal is?"
The Midnight Planétarium watch was a collaboration between Van Cleef & Arpels and Christiaan van der Klaauw. The watch is made of 396 separate parts and features the six closest planets orbiting the sun in real time (Uranus and Neptune were left out because you probably won’t live long enough to see either one complete a full orbit).
Empire Magazine teased an exclusive interview with Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow today, and the director had some good news for fans of practical effects: Jurassic World will be using animatronic dinosaurs in combination with computer-generated effects, as the previous Jurassic films have.
Dwarf Galaxy NGC 4214 - A Star-Formation Laboratory
The dwarf galaxy NGC 4214 is ablaze with young stars and gas clouds. Located around 10 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs), the galaxy’s close proximity, combined with the wide variety of evolutionary stages among the stars, make it an ideal laboratory to research the triggers of star formation and evolution.
Intricate patterns of glowing hydrogen formed during the star-birthing process, cavities blown clear of gas by stellar winds, and bright stellar clusters of NGC 4214 can be seen in this optical and near-infrared image.
Observations of this dwarf galaxy have also revealed clusters of much older red supergiant stars. Additional older stars can be seen dotted all across the galaxy. The variety of stars at different stages in their evolution indicates that the recent and ongoing starburst periods are not the first, and the galaxy’s abundant supply of hydrogen means that star formation will continue into the future.