By the time you read this, Christmas 2011 will have passed by. To help you prepare for the new year, this week’s After Christmas edition provides some visual food for thought, the remains of which won’t end up on your hips or waist. We hope you enjoy our Monday Madeleines and that you’ll leave a comment!
Rudolph the Red-Dusted Strömgren Sphere [PIC]
Here’s an amazing pic of Barnard 3, a dusty, gassy region of the galaxy about a thousand light years away from NASA’s WISE observatory. If you stare at it long enough, the red splotch in the image will either resemble something or make you dizzy – you decide. Thanks to @LoriMoreno for sharing this.
Shaniko Paddy Wagon [PIC]
If nothing else, this will keep you in the winter holiday spirit. It’s a picture of an old paddy wagon in Oregon amidst the frozen frog (would that be considered ‘frog’?). Another great pic shared with us by @OregonArtGuy.
Video of the Week
Here’s some interesting imagery captured by International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank of Comet Lovejoy last week. His description of what’s depicted follows the amazing shots captured here, a small subset of the collection they captured and hope to publish in the future.