Behold: the “Spirit Of Passion’ – a heavily customised art-deco take on the BMW R18 by German designer Dirk Oehlerking.
Beneath the shiny black carapace – complete with hand-made full fairing and mudguard, handlebars, integrated indicators, bespoke headlight and modified roadster-style exhaust – all the functional R18 systems remain intact.
Thanks to [Sinn Féin TD] Chris Andrews (top left) for sponsoring a receptacle for butts at one of our bus stops from NoButts.ie. Butts will be collected and recycled. No 2 will be in place shortly sponsored by local [SF] councillor Daniel Céithinn (top right)…
Behold: the many interstellar dust clouds and glowing nebulae of the constellation of Orion. To wit:
One of the brightest, M78, is centred in this colourful, wide field view, covering an area north of Orion’s belt. At a distance of about 1,500 light-years, the bluish reflection nebula is around 5 light-years across. Its tint is due to dust preferentially reflecting the blue light of hot, young stars. Reflection nebula NGC 2071 is just to the left of M78. Flecks of emission from Herbig-Haro objects, energetic jets from stars in the process of formation, stand out against the dark dust lanes. The exposure also brings out the region’s fainter, pervasive reddish glow of atomic hydrogen gas.
A projection of Adam King’s virtual hug sign, first shared with RTÉ 1’s Late Late Toy Show viewers. The hug was also displayed last night at locations in Cork and Waterford city centres to mark National Hugging Day.