Monday, May 24, 2010

Picture of the day

It is time for us to leave the stupidity and pettiness of the ground apes and move into the splendor of the universe. Via Wired Science and NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer we are shown a glimpse of the Heart and Soul nebula, so named because... it looks like two giant sky hearts. I would have though that by now I wouldn't have to explain these kind of things to you.

They would have called it the Hart to Hart Nebula, but that had already been used for a cluster of stars that looked like Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers acting as amateur detectives and investigating a case of international intrigue. Don't believe me? It's up there in the sky right next to M83. Go get a telescope and look.

Yes, the cosmos has two hearts. Who knew the universe was a Time Lord? And fuck you if you didn't get that reference. You should all be watching Dr. Who.

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