Hubble and Chandra Find Evidence for Densest Galaxy in Nearby Universe.
Packed with an extraordinary number of stars, M60-UCD1 is an “ultra-compact dwarf galaxy.” It is one of the most massive galaxies of its kind, weighing 200 million times more than our Sun, based on observations with the Keck 10-meter telescope in Hawaii. Remarkably, about half of this mass is found within a radius of only about 80 light-years. This would make the density of stars about 15,000 times greater than found in Earth’s neighborhood in the Milky Way, meaning that the stars are about 25 times closer.
(NASA, ESA, CXC, and J. Strader/Michigan State University)
Picture this beast in four dimensions, parallax up the wazoo, screaming gamma rays, teeming with odd worlds.
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Toward the end of our day at Disneyland my friends bought their toddler a fairytale makeover package at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique—a two-hour ordeal that includes a themed photo shoot and a private audience with three Disney princesses. I told J__ it felt like the kind of thing that normally ends on the Sultan of Brunei’s yacht with everyone’s passports being confiscated. It also reminded me of David Fincher’s video for Michael Jackson’s “Who Is it.”
I was stunned, absolutely floored. I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time.
Fandango is reporting that Syfy’s Sharknado sold out midnight showtimes in three cities—New York, Boston, and Seattle—and additional showtimes were added continuously to meet fan demand.
I’m reminded of an exchange from The American President:
Lewis Rothschild: “[People are] so thirsty … they’ll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there’s no water, they’ll drink the sand.”
Andrew Shepherd: “People don’t drink the sand because they’re thirsty. They drink the sand because they don’t know the difference.”