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The World’s Largest Telescope Made With Data

Look up on a starry night and consider this: in our lifetime we just might find the answers to one of life’s biggest mysteries, and we mean BIG. Dutch research institute, ASTRON and its international partners are building the world’s largest radio telescope, aka The Square Kilometer Array, to get a glimpse of the origins of the universe. This big telescope is made up of thousands of interconnected smaller telescopes, carefully arranged in fractal patterns to let us look back in time more than 13 billion years—to mere seconds after the universe was created. How on Earth is this possible? By processing exabytes of Big Data (That’s a 1, plus 18 zeroes) in real time. Or roughly 3X the amount of data running through the Internet per day. Amazingly, this will let scientists map out how the universe came to be. Imagine the look on Galileo’s face if he were here to see it.

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Snails: Photos by Vyacheslav Mischenko

Beautiful photos of snails in captivating poses taken by amateur photographer Vyacheslav Mischenko in a forest near his home city of Berdychiv, Ukraine.

"I spent a lot of my childhood out and about in forests as my family are big wildlife lovers so I’m always on the lookout for unusual animal shots which I can capture. I don’t like taking just simple macro shots as you can find them everywhere so I always try to create pictures which I hope people will love."

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Cave photography by Robbie Shone

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Lupita Nyong’o

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Instagram just got a whole lot more Biden. Welcome to Instagram @vp

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Instagram just got a whole lot more Biden. Welcome to Instagram @vp

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Scale of the universe

Scroll to your hearts content from the Planck length to the diameter of the observable universe - click on any object and it will open an info box - I can’t imagine how much work must have gone into this. A few surprising things: Pluto has a smaller diameter than the width of the USA and Vatican city can fit in central park multiple times.

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