GREAT BALL OF FIRE Pictured is an an exploding star, known as Type 1a supernova — the type used by physicists Adam Riess, Saul Perlmutter and Brian Schmidt to measure the expansion of the universe. The trio were awarded the Nobel Prize for physics and will share a $1.4 million prize. (Photos via the New York Times)
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Actual dinosaur feathers preserved in amber from 85 to 70 million years ago! Read more on this incredible discovery at WiredScience, Nature News or read the official paper published this week in Science by Canadian paleontologist Ryan McKellar and colleagues from the University of Alberta. | +
The Great Nebula in Orion is a colorful place. Visible to the unaided eye as a fuzzy patch in the constellation of Orion, this image taken with the Big Throughput Camera shows the Orion Nebula to be a busy neighborhood of young stars, hot gas, and dark dust.