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A NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) view of the magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 4603, the most distant galaxy in which a special class of pulsating stars called Cepheid variables have been found. It is associated with the Centaurus cluster, one of the most massive assemblages of galaxies in the nearby universe.

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A cross section of a bamboo stem, showing the vascular tissue used to move water and nutrients through the plant. Image by Dr. Jim Haseloff, University of Cambridge.

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from Science News

Giant gathering of galaxies discovered hiding on far side of Milky Way

SUPER FIND  The newly discovered Vela supercluster (VSC) of galaxies is partly obscured by the Milky Way, as shown in this map of the sky. Our galaxy stretches across the center of the map. Colors denote distances to other galaxies; green is closer, and yellow and then orange are farther away. ~~ T. Jarrett/University of Cape Town

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Dr. Beth A. Brown was an astrophysicist who worked at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Brown was born on July 15, 1969, in Roanoke, Virginia. As a child, she had a passion to learn more about astronomy and science. She enjoyed watching Star Trek, and Star Wars. Dr. Beth A. Brown was the First Black Woman to Receive a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Michigan appeared first on Black Then.

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Scientists from the UK claim to have discovered a way to turn nuclear waste into batteries that last for 5000 years. Physicists & chemists from the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute said they’d found that the carbon used to hold nuclear rods in power plants can be turned into diamonds, which act like ultra-long-lasting batteries. The team also claimed the "diamond batteries" – which are encased inside of diamonds for safety – are not dangerous & emit less nuclear radiation than a…

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Dr. M.R. Dadpour Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Tabriz Tabriz, Iran Specimen: Flower primordium of Spartium sp Technique: Epi-illumination

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the Science and Technology Park of the Porto University (UPTEC) in Porto, Portugal on November 29, 2016. The Spanish royals arrived Monday in Porto for a three-day state visit to Portugal. Queen Letizia wore Hugo Boss Colorina Wool Blend Cashmere Striped Coat and Hugo Boss Malivi Wool Blend Cashmere Striped Skirt.

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from Zimbio

Queen Letizia of Spain Photos Photos: Spanish Royals Visit Portugal - Day 2

Queen Letizia of Spain Photos Photos - Queen Letizia of Spain visits the Science and Technology Park (UPTEC) at the Porto University during their official visit to Portugal on November 29, 2016 in Porto, Portugal. - Spanish Royals Visit Portugal - Day 2

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Large number of dwarf galaxies discovered in the early universe UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE 11/25/16 Astronomy Now Massive cluster of galaxies Abell 1689 creates a strong gravitational effect on background and older galaxies, bending and distorting their images into arcs of light: NASA, ESA, B. Siana, and A. Alavi.

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