Tuesday, October 8, 2013

twinkle, twinkle

Right before I go to bed, I would like to present this lovely video recording the birth of a new star in the Vela constellation, which is about 14000 light years away from us. It was captured by the folks at the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-Millimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, where my friend Henry the Astrophysicist worked. He's the guy who kindly directed me to an animation that finally made the Higgs boson understandable. I figured that on the day that Higgs and Englert got their prize, how better to end the day than with a visible display of the might of the universe.

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