Behold: NGC 6302, also known as the ‘bug’ or ‘butterfly nebula’ – a vast planetary dust cloud with a dying central star 4,000 light years from Earth in the Scorpion Constellation. This enhancement is based on an especially sharp image recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. to wit:
Cutting across a bright cavity of ionized gas, the dust torus surrounding the central star is near the center of this view, almost edge-on to the line-of-sight. Molecular hydrogen has been detected in the hot star’s dusty cosmic shroud.
(Pic: Robert Eder)
Dimi Redier, from 972 Mag, writes:
It’s a SHERIFF shirt for your three-year-old. Obviously. What else could it be?
It even says Sheriff in (transparent, cutout) letters across the star.
Why, what else does it remind you of?
The shirt is produced in Turkey and appears to be available in Zara’s Israeli, French, Albanian and Swedish online stores.
ZARA presents: A striped pyjama with a yellow star for your child (972 Mag)
H/T: Ciaran ‘Le Cool’ Walsh
Viewed from a particular angle, this metal sculpture by Francis Tabary takes the form of a cruciix while its reflection in a mirror resembles the Star of David.
Presumably, it works the other way round too.
Terribly confusing for vampires.
Tesco, Rathmines at lunchtime.
The UK Daily Star published by Express Newspapers (which owns 50 per cent of the Irish Daily Star).
The Star‘s ‘English edition’ is now available in Ireland and presumably hoping to lure readers of other tabloids including…the Irish Daily Star.
Our brain hurts.