"Can you count the number of bright dots in this picture? This crowded frame is a deep-field image obtained using the Wide Field Imager (WFI), a camera mounted on a relatively modestly sized telescope, the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre located at the La Silla Observatory, Chile.
This image is one of five patches of sky covered by the COMBO-17 survey (Classifying Objects by Medium-Band Observations in 17 filters), a deep search for cosmic objects in a relatively narrow area of the southern hemisphere’s sky. Each one of the five patches is recorded using 17 individual colour filters. Each one of the five COMBO-17 images covers an area of the sky the size of the full Moon. [read more]”
This really isn’t surprising when you consider the fact that a lot of people prefer to be entertained than be informed. Gone are the days of the real History Channel…The Learning Channel(TLC), etc. I don’t know for sure if this is an intentional “dumbing down” of the American public, or if the majority of people in this country just prefer to be fucking ignorant…I don’t know, but the crap that is on tv today is certainly a reflection of what people want to see. And it’s mainly the shit on the right, not the left.
I love that someone photoshopped Calvin into Chagrin Falls Square IRL. It’s one of the prettier, idyllic places in the Cleveland area and it’s really fitting that Bill Watterson grew up there. I miss Ohio. And the Greenville Inn.