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The biggest photo of the night sky ever taken

Nick Risinger has always gazed up at the sky. But last year the amateur astronomer and photographer quit his day job as a Seattle marketing director and lugged six synchronized cameras about 60,000 miles to capture an image of the entire night sky.

Risinger, 28, set up his rack of cameras in high-elevation locales in the Western U.S. and South Africa, timing photo shoots around new moons when nights were long and dark. He programmed his six cameras to track the stars as they moved across the sky and simultaneously snapped thousands of photos.

He then stitched 37,440 exposures together into a spectacular, panoramic survey sky that he posted online two weeks ago. The photo reveals a 360-degree view of the Milky Way, planets and stars in their true natural colors. Viewers can zoom in on portions of the 5,000-megapixel image to find Orion or the Large Magellanic Cloud.

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Your friend has finally escaped second-rate near-campus housing, and has landed themselves a swank new apartment in a classy part of town. This calls for a celebration. A housewarming celebration. So you need to buy them a gift that's somewhat cooler than a Chia pet.

Lucky for YOU, the Intarwebs has a lot to offer in this department.

So, what kind(s) of total awesome would you throw down to make their transition a bit easier?

For example, my top choice: )
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The Art of Manliness on how to cook bacon.

While they present it as an especially manly art, bacon and the cooking of it transcend the gender of the bacon cooker, so go have a look.


Sep. 17th, 2010 10:42 am
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You know what's awesome? Hyperbole and a Half. This one had me swallowing inappropriate giggles at the office. Swallowing snorts really hurts!

Can I run across the Parp?

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