APOD: sombrero galaxy



Pretty amazing to know we’re all made of the same stuff as, for instance, that Crab Nebula above. As Carl Sagan said: “We are all star stuff”! :slight_smile:

Cosmic man

Explanation: Why do objects have mass? To help find out, Europe’s CERN has built the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the most powerful particle accelerator yet created by humans.

This May, the LHC is scheduled to start smashing protons into each other with unprecedented impact speeds.

The LHC will explore the leading explanation that mass arises from ordinary particles slogging through an otherwise invisible but pervasive field of virtual Higgs particles.

Were high energy colliding particles to create real Higgs bosons, the Higgs mechanism for mass creation may be bolstered.

LHC will also look for micro black holes, magnetic monopoles, and explore the possibility that every type of fundamental particle we know about has a nearly invisible supersymmetric counterpart.

The LHC@Home project will allow anyone with a home computer to help LHC scientists search archived LHC data for these strange beasts.

Pictured above, a person stands in front of the huge ATLAS detector, one of six detectors being attached to the LHC.


click on the arrow to see a really interesting animated video of the new Mars landing and all that’s involved…

I think this is what Ben saw after he did a complete forward flip after crashing into an idiot photographer who was sitting at the end of his lane in Cologne in 88.


Kitkat1 and all, enjoy!


This is pretty cool or ( hot stuff).

I think, it’s both, Angela! :cool: