Daily Archives: August 13, 2009

An iris of stars

Around 50 million light years away, lies a rather lovely spiral galaxy known as NGC 1097. Seen in infrared light by Spitzer in this image, it reminds me a little of an egyptian Eye of Horus. That pupil however, is … Continue reading

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Dark Matter Ramjets

I stumbled across a paper the other morning on arXiv which, at first glance, looked so bizarre I nearly forgot about my coffee. I’ll freely admit, I do rather like audacious concepts, and this one is about as audacious as … Continue reading

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