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Don't know your quarks from your neutrinos from your Higgs boson particle?  Fear not - here is a very useful site for anyone interested in a user-friendly guide to quantum mechanics.

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These spectacular natural phenomena are known as lenticular clouds. Small wonder that they are responsible for a lot of UFO sightings.

 

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 Another beauty from  Hubble - this time of Saturn and four of its' moons - two of them casting shodows on the surface.

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For thousand of years we thought the Earth was the centre of everything. Then science came along and told us a different story.

 

In cosmic terms the human being is probably no bigger than a quark. Yet his brain (the size of a cantaloup melon and wrinkled like a walnut) is the most complex object in the known Universe. As Stephan Hawking said, 'We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe and that make us something special.'

There's scale and there's scale - and even our wondrous grey matter is mind-boggled trying to wrap itself round this!

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Another big bang from about 400 years ago.


                      

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Our Sun may look like this one day? The Helix Nebula is one of the brightest and closest examples of a planetary nebula, a gas cload created at the end of the life of a Sun-like star.

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 Comet Lulin - a brand new discovery - is now visible to the naked eye, although a pair of binoculars might come in handy!

 

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