Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 Shortlist

The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, sponsored by Insight Investment, is an annual global search for the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos by amateur and professional astrophotographers. The winning images are showcased in a stunning exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

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Great Nebula in Carina Bi-Colour. The hypergiant star Eta Carinae glows against the background of swirling clouds of dust and gases that form the Carina Nebula. The Carina Nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae – meaning that it has no well-defined boundaries – in our skies and is about four times as large as the famed Orion Nebula. (Photo by Terry Robison)

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Solar Prominence. Searing hot loops of plasma radiate from the edge of our local star – the sun – in a phenomenon known as a solar prominence. Emanating from the sun’s outer shell, from which light is emitted, prominences extend to the corona, which is the aura of the plasma surrounding it. A typical prominence covers over thousands of kilometres, with the largest ever recorded estimated to be over 800,000 kilometres, equalling roughly the radius of the sun itself. (Photo by Gary Palmer)

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M42 Subtle V1 cropped. One of the most well-known astronomical objects in our universe is the Orion Nebula and this image depicts the wider region of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex that is its home. This complex also includes another popular target for astrophotographers, the Horsehead Nebula, as well as Barnard’s Loop and the Running Man Nebula, which can be seen to the left of this photograph. (Photo by Patrick Gilliland)

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Ascent of Angels. A meteor can be seen piercing through the darkness as the Milky Way towers above the 4,392m peak of Mount Rainier in Washington, USA. The white lights dotted across the rocky paths of the mountain’s face are the headlamps of hikers ascending to the peak. (Photo by Brad Goldpaint)

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Calm Before the Storm. A phenomenal natural light show of a lightning storm emanating from the underside of ominous storm clouds, juxtaposed with the gleaming stars of the Milky Way above. (Photo by Julie Fletcher)

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Aurora Panorama 3. The vivid green Northern Lights dance above Lyngenfjord, Norway, tracing out the shape of the Earth’s magnetic field above the waters. Green, the most common colour associated with aurorae, is produced by oxygen atoms and molecules energised by the impact of solar particles that have escaped the sun’s atmosphere, causing them to glow brightly. (Photo by Jan R. Olsen)

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Full moon over the Alps. The majestic sight of the full moon setting behind the rose-tinted Alps. Taken in the silent surroundings of Superga hill in Turin, Italy, mere minutes before sunrise. (Photo by Stefano de Rosa)

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Herschel 36: The Heart of the Lagoon. Situated some 5,000 light years away, the stellar nursery of the Lagoon Nebula lies in the constellation of Sagittarius. Despite being light years away, the Lagoon Nebula is in fact one of the few star-forming nebulae that it is possible to see with the naked eye (in optimum conditions) from mid-northern latitudes. (Photo by László Francsics)

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IC443. Lying in the constellation of Gemini, IC443 is a galactic supernova remnant, a star that could have exploded as many as 30,000 years ago. Its globular appearance has earned the celestial structure the moniker the Jellyfish Nebula. (Photo by Patrick Gilliland)

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Roseta-NBv5. Measuring 50 light years in diameter, the large, round Rosette Nebula is found on the edge of a molecular cloud in the constellation of Monoceros the Unicorn. At the core of the nebula the very hot young stars have heated the surrounding gaseous shell to a temperature in the order of 6 million kelvins, resulting in the emission of copious amounts of X-Rays. (Photo by Juan Ignacio Jimenez)

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Motind. Careening over the peaks of Senja, oxygen produces the greens and nitrogen the purples seen in this particular display of the Northern Lights. (Photo by Rune Engebo)

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Moon and Antelao. Late afternoon at San Vito di Cadore, Italy the moon shines over Monte Antelao. The snow-covered dolomite ridge of the mountain and the Earth’s only natural satellite bear a striking resemblance to one another, contrasting against the bright blue of the afternoon sky. (Photo by Marcella Giulia)

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Star Trails over Green Lake. Star trails illuminate the night sky over a campfire-lit Green Lake in the Hoover Wilderness of California. (Photo by Dan Barr)

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The Edge of the Aurora. A rare sighting of a red aurora, caused by the emission of high-altitude oxygen, captured on film, dancing over the small fishing town of Eyrarbakki, on the south coast of Iceland. The result of a large geomagnetic storm caused by a large coronal mass ejection. (Photo by Chul Kwon)

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Thor’s Helmet (NGC 2359). The distinctive shape of the nebula NGC 2359 has led to it also being known as Thor’s Helmet, as it resembles the headgear of the Norse God (and Marvel superhero). Around 11,000 light years away, the overall bubble shape is mainly due to interstellar material swept up by the winds of the nebula’s central star, Wolf-Rayet, an extremely hot giant thought to be in a pre-supernova stage. (Photo by Adam Block)

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The Mirrored Night Sky. An enthralled stargazer is immersed in the stars as the luminous purple sky is mirrored in the thin sheet of water across the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia. (Photo by Xiaohua Zhao)

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C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy. Comet Lovejoy sails through the solar system in a green haze, leaving cometary dust in its wake. (Photo by Michael Jaeger)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/insight-astronomy-photographer-of-the-year-2015-shortlist/

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手越祐也、「俺はコロナの抗体がある」「それより経済を回した方がいい」などと供述

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それにしても、なぜ手越はそこまでして外出したがったのか? 女性とイチャつきたいのなら、自宅に呼び出して2人きりで楽しむこともできたはずだが…。知人男性はこう解説する。


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【動画】 空自のブルーインパルスが東京上空を飛行 新型コロナで医療従事者らに感謝

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新型コロナウイルスに最前線で対応している医療従事者への敬意と感謝の気持ちを示すため、ブルーインパルスが東京上空を飛行します。



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【動画】 窪塚洋介のライブ配信にネット衝撃 目がうつろで呂律も回らず、支離滅裂な言葉を連発

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「昆布、ひじき、わかめ、納豆、バーン! ヨーグルト」俳優の窪塚洋介のインスタグラムでのライブ配信が話題となっている。5月22日の朝に窪塚は“一人しゃべり”をライブ配信したのだが、その動画がツイッターなどに転載され拡散されている。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10238789.html

3匹の子猫の育ての親を買って出た犬、我が子のように愛情を注ぐ(アメリカ)

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一目で子猫たちに恋した犬 image credit:Kendal Benken

 たとえ異種であっても、無償の愛情を注ぎ、我が子のように慈しむ動物の姿はやさしさそのものだ。アメリカのカリフォルニア州に住むラブラドール・ミックスは、飼い主が仮里親となって預かった3匹の子猫を見た瞬間、保護愛が沸き上がったようだ。

 子猫を我が子のようにかいがいしくお世話をする愛犬の姿を見た飼い主の女性は、犬が小さい時に受けた親切の「恩送り」をしているように感じたと話している。『the dodo』などが伝えた。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52291301.html

秋田の中学、女子生徒の軟式野球部入部を認めず物議 監督「迷惑だ」と入部を拒絶

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北秋田市立鷹巣中に今春入学した女子生徒が軟式野球部への入部届を出したのに監督の男性教諭から拒絶されたとして、女子生徒の保護者が学校に抗議し同市教育委員会が経緯を調査していることが分かった。

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「テラスハウス」スタジオメンバーの山里亮太や馬場園らにも中傷止まらず・・ 「あなたの発言も花さんを苦しめていた」

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木村花さん(享年22)が23日に死去したことを受け、スタジオメンバーで出演していた南海キャンディーズ山里亮太(43)、アジアン馬場園梓(39)らにも誹謗(ひぼう)中傷が殺到している。芸人仲間やスタッフからは心配の声が上がっている。


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【画像】 名鉄名古屋線・名電山中駅で人身事故 「今週2回目」「知立駅が3密状態」 電車遅延で騒然

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名電山中駅で事故。



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ペンギンのフンから発生する笑気ガスを吸って研究者がイカれてしまうという事案が発生(サウスジョージア島)

キングペンギンのコロニー

ペンギンのフンから笑気ガス marktucan/iStock

 世界の最果ての生態系を知るには、まず過酷な気候と地形に対応する術を身につけなければならない。

 が、しかし、極地でサバイバルする方法を知る研究者といえども、ペンギンのフンから放出されるガスは予想外だったようだ。

 キングペンギン(別名オウサマペンギン)の巨大コロニーがある南極のサウスジョージア島で研究を行っていた研究者らは、ペンギンの大群が発する笑気ガスを吸いすぎておバカになってしまったようだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52291319.html

【動画】 チャンカワイ、番組の視力回復企画で専門家も驚愕の結果にww

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『それって!? 実際どうなの課』(日本テレビ系)でWエンジンのチャンカワイが1週間の視力回復トレーニングに挑戦。1週間後の結果に専門家が驚いた・・


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【画像】 ホームセンターに売ってる「キノコが生えにくい幼虫育成用菌糸」 ⇒ めっちゃ矛盾してると衝撃走るww

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バター焼きにするとおいしい。



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