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The Short happy Life of a Serengeti Lion photos by Michael Nichols and Living with Lions photos by Brent Stirton both essays by David Quammen out today in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine . I will post one image from the story each day cu

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France—On a bright summer morning a captive-bred male harvest mouse perches acrobatically in an Alsace wheat field. This species—the smallest European rodent—boasts a prehensile tail and builds a round nest that resembles a bird's.

The binary system SS Cygni much closer than we thought

First Supernova Companion Star Found In an international team of astronomers had, for the first time, observed a stellar "survivor" emerge from a double star system involving an exploded supernova.

Gas Pillars in the Eagle Nebula (M16): Pillars of Creation in a Star-Forming Region

Pillars of Creation Image Credit: J. Hester, P. Scowen (ASU), HST, NASA This image, taken w the Hubble Space Telescope in shows evaporating gaseous globules (EGGs) emerging from pillars of molecular hydrogen gas & dust. The giant pillars are LY

Portrait of NGC 281  Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh

The cosmic cloud cataloged as NGC 281 - the eye-catching shapes looming are playfully called the Pacman Nebula because of its overall shape. It's about light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia.

Eagle Nebula. Some would say “OMG, it’s the image of (insert religious imagery here)!” I would just say, amazing.

The Eagle Has Risen: Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula. A billowing tower of gas and dust rises from the stellar nursery known as the Eagle Nebula. This small piece of the Eagle Nebula is 57 trillion miles long trillion km).