This is for you, Rick Santorum.
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The Antennae galaxies are among my favorite astronomical objects. I have even given this blog the nick name ‘Science Antenna’ with a lovely portray of the - Antennae. I was of course delighted today, when I saw that ESO’s new ALMA telescope chose to publish images of the elegant galaxies dancing as the first result - the inauguration of the most impressive and highest lying! telescope on this planet.
The object consist of two galaxies merging. As they are smashing together they create billions of new stars, mostly in groups and clusters of stars. You’ll even find some super star clusters as a result of this collision.
On Oct. 4, 1957, Sputnik 1 successfully launched and entered Earth’s orbit. Thus, began the space age. The successful launch shocked the world, giving the former Soviet Union the distinction of putting the first human-made object into space. The word ‘Sputnik’ originally meant ‘fellow traveler,’ but has become synonymous with ‘satellite’ in modern Russian.
If you’ve already checked out our gallery of transparent desktop wallpapers, you know that this little trick is just full of awesome. The only thing better than perusing the web’s creativity is getting creative yourself. That’s why we asked our pal Jeremiah Warren to whip up a step-by-step gui…