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thedemon-hauntedworld:

Bode’s Galaxy (M81) and the Cigar Galaxy (M82) with the Integrated Flux Nebula Credit: Eric Africa

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Bode’s Galaxy (M81) and the Cigar Galaxy (M82) with the Integrated Flux Nebula
Credit: Eric Africa

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ohstarstuff:

Eight million light years away lies galaxy NGC 2403. Spanning nearly 50,000 light years in diameter, the galaxy displays its incredible spiral arms with hot young stars in blue and glowing star-formation regions in red. (Credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum)

ohstarstuff:

Eight million light years away lies galaxy NGC 2403. Spanning nearly 50,000 light years in diameter, the galaxy displays its incredible spiral arms with hot young stars in blue and glowing star-formation regions in red.

(Credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum)

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planetaerium:

Carl Sagan + Futurama stills (ft. my classy paint skills) 

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thatscienceguy:

John Conway first theorized that it would be impossible to create a forever-expanding universe using these rules, which was proven wrong by a team at MIT, creating the “glider gun,” which is featured in the third gif. 

Since then, thanks to computers, people all over the world have added new designs to the database, creating amazingly complex designs.

For example Andrew J. Wade created a design which replicates itself every 34 million generations! Furthermore it is also a spaceship (permanently moving pattern) and not only that, it was also the first spaceship that did not travel purely diagonally or horizontally/vertically! These types of spaceships are now appropriately named Knightships.

The simulation has some interesting properties, for example it has a theoretical maximum speed information can travel. Or simply, light speed - as that is the limit in our own universe. The limit is set to 1 cell per generation - after all how can you create something further than 1 cell away in one generation if you can only effect your immediate neighbours? And yet you can get things like the ‘stargate’ (Love the name, huge SG fan here.) which allows a space ship to travel 11 cells in just 6 generations.

Some smart people have even designed calculators, prime number generators and other incredibly complex patterns.

You can create your own patterns here: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/

All gifs were made from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2vgICfQawE

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nubbsgalore:

astrophotography by matt payne in coloardo and oregon. the panoramas seen here are created by stitching up to twenty photos together. (see also: previous astrophotography)  

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