Friday, October 16, 2009

Captain, there be Kelvans HERE!

It's too bad Mike, Denise, Dave and Niel didn't have THIS image of the Andromeda Galaxy in time when they Remastered "By Any Other Name." But still, it's an amazing first—wondrously detailed like never before.

Turns out this is an ultraviolet image taken by the SWIFT satellite in Earth orbit, and snapped while moonlighting from its primary mission of studying gamms-ray bursts.

No word yet on the current radiation levels in the Andromeda Galaxy, or any empires of brainy, hundred-tentacled giants.

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