The Hubble Flickr Stream Is The Most Stunning Thing You’ll See All Week

August 18, 2014
Hubble In Space

Source: NASA

Before Galileo turned his telescope to the skies in 1610, all that we knew of the universe we knew because we could see it with our naked eyes. Little did we know what wonders they hid from us. Galileo’s work sparked a revolution in science and astronomy, and while he may have made vast improvements on the telescope of his day, NASA’s 24,000 lb. space telescope has collected over 100 terabytes of data since its launch in 1990. A large number of these images have been curated to the Hubble’s Flickr stream. They give us an exciting glimpse into what those of Galileo’s time were missing, and what we, too, could miss if we don’t pay attention.

And if these images leave you yearning for some video footage, fear not: we’ve got you covered with the most important image Hubble has ever captured.

Hubble Flickr Homunculus Nebula

Source: Flickr

Huge clouds of matter – known today as the Homunculus Nebula – consist of byproducts from the binary star system Eta Carinae, which experienced a supernova impostor event in 1843. This is the closest star system to Earth which could experience true supernova status in the near future. (The near future in space-time could still mean a million years from now.)

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This UV Camera Shows Exactly Why You Need To Wear Sunscreen

August 17, 2014

No, your mother isn’t just being a nag. While slapping on sunscreen might not make you the coolest person at the beach, it will save you from the horror that so many in this video have experienced when they take a look at their mug through a UV camera.

Add A Little “Wow” To Your Day With This Slow Motion Footage Of Honeybees In Flight

August 16, 2014

The slow-motion video is truly a sight to behold. Not only does it give us humans an in-depth look into the honeybee’s physique while in flight, it also provides us with some fascinating information on one of Mother Nature’s best-known denizens.

25 Wonderful Robin Williams Quotes To Remember The Legend

August 16, 2014

Earlier this week, we lost a wonderful man and a powerful entertainer in Robin Williams. Throughout his life, he maintained the ability to make us laugh to the point of tears while simultaneously imparting sage wisdom. We celebrate his legacy with twenty-five poignant, hilarious, and all around wonderful Robin Williams quotes:

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Now YOU Can Make A Keg Out Of A Watermelon

August 15, 2014

Before summer’s over and you’ve sworn off drinking so much, why not try something new and make a watermelon keg? This video shows you how.

21 Super Amazing Shots From Last Night’s Supermoon

August 11, 2014

Don’t feel too badly if you missed last night’s supermoon, or the so-beautiful-it-seems-fake moment when the full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth during its orbit around us. In spite of all that divides us, millions of people from Madrid to Rio to Beijing took a minute or so yesterday to engage in a collective ogle at the luminous sphere whose daily spotting is one of the few experiences we all share.

During the supermoon–which by the way isn’t exactly a scientific term–the moon appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when it is at its farthest distance away from Earth.

Here are 21 of our favorite shots:

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Supermoon Rio

Supermoon revelers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Supermoon Wisconsin Coaster

Roller coaster riders in Wisconsin getting a bird's eye view of the supermoon

Supermoon Greece

The supermoon as seen near Athens

Supermoon Spain

A girl and her dog make lovely silhouettes against the supermoon in Madrid

Supermoon Bangkok

The super moon hangs among the pale pink clouds in Bangkok, Thailand

Supermoon China

The supermoon as seen from Beijing, China

Supermoon Brazil

A sultry supermoon obscured by Brazilian skies

Supermoon Washington

The supermoon illuminates a statue in Washington, DC

Supermoon Empire State

The supermoon is grander than any skyscraper in New York City

Supermoon Hong Kong

Travelers on this Hong Kong bridge get a prime view of the supermoon

Supermoon ISS

And from above: the supermoon as captured by members of the International Space Station

Supermoon Jilin CHina

The serpentine supermoon in Jilin Province, China

Supermoon Macedonia

The supermoon as seen near Macedonia's Vardar River

Supermoon Madrid

The supermoon overshadows Madrid's four towers.

Supermoon Patron Saint Malta

During the Maltese festival honoring its patron saint, not even fireworks can hide the super moon's natural beauty

Supermoon Malta

The supermoon hangs heavy and warm above Mdina, Malta's capital city

Supermoon Moscow Museum

An imposing supermoon seen behind Russia's national symbol, the eagle, in Moscow

Supermoon Moscow

An iconic shot of Rusky red and the supermoon in Moscow, Russia

Supermoon Brazil

The supermoon glides above Brazil's Ouro Preto

Supermoon Sydney

The supermoon contrasts with the modern contours of the Sydney Opera House in Australia

Supermoon Tower Bridge

The supermoon adorns London's Tower Bridge

Thanks to The Telegraph and Russia Today for the images.