parts of The Universe
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"Where do we come from? How did the universe begin? Why is the universe the way it is? How will it end?

"All my life, I have been fascinated by the big questions that face us, and have tried to find scientific answers to them. If, like me, you have looked at the stars, and tried to make sense of what you see, you too have started to wonder what makes the universe exist. The questions are clear, and deceptively simple. But the answers have always seemed well beyond our reach. Until now.

"The ideas which had grown over two thousand years of observation have had to be radically revised. In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of ourselves. From sitting at the center of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of millions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy. And our galaxy itself is just one of billions of galaxies, in a universe that is infinite and expanding. But this is far from the end of a long history of inquiry. Huge questions remain to be answered, before we can hope to have a complete picture of the universe we live in.

"I want you to share my excitement at the discoveries, past and present, which have revolutionized the way we think. From the Big Bang to black holes, from dark matter to a possible Big Crunch, our image of the universe today is full of strange sounding ideas, and remarkable truths. The story of how we arrived at this picture is the story of learning to understand what we see."

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World's Largest Aquarium
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The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Georgia at Pemberton Place, is billed as the "world's largest aquarium" with more than 8.1 million US gallons (31,000 m≥) of marine and fresh water housing more than 100,000 animals of 500 different species. The aquarium's notable specimens include four young whale sharks, including Alice and Trixie, two beluga whales named Beethoven and Maris and two manta rays Nandi and Tallulah.
Funded mostly by a $250 million donation from Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, the aquarium was built on a 20 acre (81,000 m≤) site north of Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. Marcus credited his 60th birthday dinner at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in 1990 as among the inspirations behind his desire to build an aquarium in Atlanta.
World's Largest Aquarium
The fourth largest moon rock sells for $330,000
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On the 14th of October in New York, The Fletcher Sinclair Mansion held an extremely unique auction, the centerpiece of which was the fourth largest piece of the Moon ever made available to the public. As Daryl Pitt said ďAll in all, a great day for extraterrestrial real estate.Ē
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Horst Glasker Transforms Drab Wind Turbines Into Inspiring Works of Art
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The use of wind power is increasing worldwide. Despite their incredible production of renewable energy, windmills have often been viewed as a bit of an eyesore along an otherwise untouched landscape. With his latest project, Aero Art, German artist Horst Glasker had decided to not just acknowledge the windmillís environmental contribution but celebrate it by painting the ho-hum white turbines fantastical colors and patterns that are impossible to ignore.

Most wind turbines are traditionally painted white, light blue, or green to fade into the surrounding landscape and sky. Glasker took issue with the overlooking of such a powerful source of energy and began painting them brilliant day-glo colors. This superficial makeover is aimed to encourage people to not only take a second look and enjoy their local wind turbines but also begin to appreciate what they do for the environment.

Famous for his prolific output of dynamic and colorful wallpaper and and carpeting pieces, Glasker is considered the founder of the Pattern Art movement. His ornamentations can be seen all over Germany in small, large, and now green scale!
Wind Turbines
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