The European Space Agency brings us this new image based on data from the Planck satellite. My first reaction? It looks just like Van Gogh’s best-known masterpiece, The Starry Night. And you know what? Even Google agrees me.
NASA’s vomit comet is a second-hand McDonnell Douglas C-9B Skytrain II, a hollowed-out airliner that can briefly create weightless conditions for the occupants. But NASA isn’t the only one with toys: the ESA also maintains its own weightless training aircraft, a stripped-out Airbus A310.
A team of researchers has identified the most distant galaxy currently measured in the night sky. Galaxy EGS-zs8-1 is so far from our planet that we’re only now seeing light it emitted a staggering 13 billion years ago.