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Ultraviolet Maps of the Magellanic Clouds

Here’s a beautiful assemblage of high-resolution imagery from NASA:

Astronomers at NASA and Pennsylvania State University have used NASA’s Swift satellite to create the most detailed ultraviolet light surveys ever of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, the two closest major galaxies. […] To produce the 160-megapixel LMC mosaic, Swift’s UVOT acquired 2,200 snapshots for a cumulative exposure of 5.4 days. The 57-megapixel SMC image comprises 656 individual images with a total exposure of 1.8 days.

Check out the source link for more context and a ton of images.

We are so exceedingly tiny, and our silly problems are tinier still.

NASA Decommissions Nuclear Vehicle Research Facility

Bryan Bishop, The Verge:

In 1961, NASA’s Plum Brook Reactor Facility in Sandusy, [sic] Ohio went live, with a focus on researching nuclear-powered vehicles — first airplanes, and then rockets. It was shut down 12 years later, and in 1998 NASA finally decided to begin the process of decommissioning the site. Wired has published a photo tour of the facility, taken before its final demolition on May 31st this year, and when paired with NASA’s own site on the decommissioning process it provides a haunting look at the last days of the 27-acre installation.

Fascinating.