Aug 222008
 

NGC 1275

A collection of spidery filaments reaches outward from the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1275 as if they were a living cell branching toward neurons. These tendrils have puzzled scientists for a while because they normally would have collapsed under the pressure of the surrounding gas.

Until now, these tendrils looked solid, but with new Hubble photos allowing the big brains taking a closer look, these supposedly thick tendrils are actually made up of many very thin ‘threads’.

This is covered in National Geographic & Register. The pic on Register is even more interesting, it truly looks more like the Spaghetti Monster.

 Posted by at 6:00 am
Aug 212008
 

 News and Coffee in the morning

TECH

Internet radio booming but threatened [Mercury News] – With a growing audience of 54 million monthly listeners, Internet radio is one of the biggest trends in digital music

Toshiba’s XDE DVD Player: A Threat to Blu-ray? [PC Mag] – A new faux HD DVD player could be the latest hurdle in Sony’s dream of world-wide Blu-ray dominance. What exactly is Toshiba thinking?

Copy-and-paste comes to the iPhone…and it’s open source [CNET] -Not surprisingly, it’s not from Apple

ENTERTAINMENT

Lost Producers looking for large prop [Lost Spoilers] – Oh my, now if this is going to be in Season 5 then I’m even more excited because it’s either going to be The Black Rock or we’ve got Pirates….or both!

Iron Man Deleted Scene Online [Superhype] – The clip features Tony Stark throwing a party.

Midway Releases New Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Teaser, below [Kotaku] : Woah! 

 Posted by at 12:27 am