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Daily Show correspondents congratulate John Oliver on his promotion.
Storm Cells by Antony Spencer
Eyup. Getting that in the mail soon~! So excited. ♥
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Canadian Chris Hadfield has announced his resignation following a 35-year career as an astronaut.
The newly minted Canadian icon made the announcement at the Canadian Space Agency just outside of Montreal on Monday, fresh off a visit with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa.
The 53-year-old astronaut shared highlights from his five-month mission aboard the International Space Station where he dazzled Earth-bound star-gazers with breathtaking pictures, entertaining videos and a constant stream of poetic tweets.
The resignation means that Hadfield will finally return to Canadian soil. The astronaut has been living in Houston, Texas since his days as a fighter pilot in the 1980s.
“[I’ll be] making good on a promise I made my wife nearly 30 years ago — that yes, eventually, we would be moving back to Canada,” Hadfield said.
He said he’s ready to pursue private interests, outside the government. Hadfield said he hasn’t decided what he will do next, but said he plans to do presentations on space while reflecting over the coming year on his next move.
“I’ve had such an interesting career and after 35 years it’s time to step down. I’m the last astronaut of my class that’s still around,” he said. “It’s rare to be an astronaut for more than 20 years.”
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I intend to get this professionally scanned, as it is impossible to photograph in the studio.
“Curious Frontier” is the title.
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This wide, detailed Spitzer Space Telescope view features infrared light from dust (red) and old stars (blue) in Andromeda, a massive spiral galaxy a mere 2.5 million light-years away. In fact, with over twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, Andromeda is the largest nearby galaxy. Andromeda’s population of bright young stars define its sweeping spiral arms in visible light images, but here the infrared view clearly follows the lumpy dust lanes heated by the young stars as they wind even closer to the galaxy’s core. Constructed to explore Andromeda’s infrared brightness and stellar populations, the full mosaic image is composed of about 3,000 individual frames. Two smaller companion galaxies, NGC 205 (below) and M32 (above) are also included in the combined fields.
Image credit: Pauline Barmby (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) et al., JPL, Caltech, NASA
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