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Ultraviolet Constellation Sampler

A few nice ballet class ideas images:

Ultraviolet Constellation
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Image by sjrankin
Still from the Fermi animated GIF of ultraviolet constellations. It makes sense that there would be invisible constellations based on the fact humans only see a very narrow band of “light” and not at all in the ultraviolet range (without a lot of surgical intervention).

Original caption: Long ago, sky watchers linked the brightest stars into patterns reflecting animals, heroes, monsters and even scientific instruments into what is now an official collection of 88 constellations. Now scientists with NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have devised a set of modern constellations constructed from sources in the gamma-ray sky to celebrate the mission’s 10th year of operations.

The new constellations include a few characters from modern myths. Among them are the Little Prince, the time-warping TARDIS from “Doctor Who,” Godzilla and his heat ray, the antimatter-powered U.S.S. Enterprise from “Star Trek: The Original Series” and the Hulk, the product of a gamma-ray experiment gone awry. Read the rest of this entry »