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The Hubble website managed to explain what's happening in this picture while relating it all to Star Wars. 

In the center of the image, partially obscured by a dark, Jedi-like cloak of dust, a newborn star shoots twin jets out into space as a sort of birth announcement to the universe. Gas from a surrounding disk rains down onto the dust-obscured protostar and engorges it. The material is superheated and shoots outward from the star in opposite directions along an uncluttered escape route — the star's rotation axis.

Much more energetic than a science fiction lightsaber, these narrow energetic beams are blasting across space at over 100,000 miles per hour. This celestial lightsaber does not lie in a galaxy far, far away but rather inside our home galaxy, the Milky Way.



Apparently this process is all part of forming a new star. The Hubble website also includes a concept art that shows a clearer example of the beams of energy shooting out from the pancake of clouds and dust. 

science NASA Captures a Stunning Image of the North Atlantic Ocean, Who Knew Phytoplankton Could Look So Good?
Via: NASA
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What you're seeing is a bloom of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic Ocean.  These microscopic organisms are very important to the environment and might even influence clouds and the climate. 

This image was taken by the Suomi NPP satellite. Data from chlorophyll in the phytoplankton was combined with red, green and blue bands from the satellite's imaging system to make this picture. The mission of the satellite is to keep track of climate change and weather.  

It's also pretty good at taking amazing pictures of Earth.



Some images taken from the satellite look a lot more like weather forecasts than gorgeous water colors but the phytoplankton blooms are actually a pretty normal occurrence. 

A Forensic Anthropologist Used Science to Draw the Most Realistic Jesus Ever
Via: esquire
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According to medieval artist/scientist, Richard Neave, Jesus is not the white, long-haired, skinny face you've been seeing throughout your entire life.

Using the powers of science, Neave found three skulls from Israeli archaeological sites and used computerized tomography to construct the best shape for Jesus's face. From his findings, Neave created a black Jesus, with a much broader nose and a new hairdo.

This version of Jesus makes a lot more sense for the region in which Jesus lived. One might think the writers of the Bible would have pointed out the fact that White Jesus may have stood out in the crowd. Maybe not...

So, since there have never been any actual drawings of Jesus discovered, scientists are calling Richard Neave's rendition the most realistic drawing of Jesus ever created.

Echolocation of the Day: Scientists Have Created an Image of What a Dolphin's Echolocation Looks Like
Via: gizmodo
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For the first time ever, scientists have created an image of what echolocation looks like to a dolphin. Using a tool called a Cymascope, the scientists recorded the vibrations bouncing back from the dolphin's echolocation sounds and created two-dimensional images which they compiled into a 3D image with a computer. 

This blobby man is what they got from a human underwater. Actually the image on the left below is what they got. 



The blob-man is an enhanced image of the original data collected. Good thing dolphins can open their eyes underwater. 

tinder breast size Tinder Experiment Shows That When it Comes to Getting Men's Attention, Size Does Matter
Via: MYA
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Cosmetic surgery group MYA conducted an experiement using this woman's image to create two fake Tinder profiles. The profiles were identical except for two things, the researchers digitally enhanced "Carla's" cleavage in one profile to see if it would get a different response. Each profile swiped right on 1000 men. 


via MYA 

The larger busted Carla got 34% more matches. They also got different interactions from the men she matched with. 

Men seemed more interested in getting to know "A-cup Carla"

via MYA 

The more voluptious Carla got many more comments on her appearance. 

via MYA 

The researchers concluded that going up one cup size would boost attractiveness to men by 9%. Keep in mind that this experiment was run by a cosmetic surgery group. 

Even MYA itself warns that, "while this was a fun experiment, it’s important that if you’re seriously considering breast enlargement that you do so for your own body confidence and personal choice, not to please the opposite sex."

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is like everyone's second dad who happens to know a lot about science.

But he's still just as embarrassing.

In a video from National Geographic, the scientist explains what it would take to have sex in space. And things get super S&M real fast.

"If you want to sort of get together [and] stay together, you need something to, like, keep you together during all the normal body movements that would characterize having sex in space," Tyson says.

"So yeah, just bring a lot of leather belts to keep things strapped down and you'll be just fine."

Neil gets even more awkward at the end of the video.

Just stop, Science Dad. Just stop.

science gollum This Creepy New Arachnid is Named After Smeagol From 'Lord of the Rings'
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Iandumoema smeagol is a newly discovered type of daddy longlegs (also called harvestmen) which is a type of arachnid but NOT a spider. It has a lot in common with its namesake, it lives underground and it's a sickly yellow color. One thing it's missing is those large eyes.


via tlotrgifs

Because of its life underground, scientists believe this species evolved without eyes.

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