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Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011 winners

Welcome to the planet Nothing. A world without no colour, no war, and lots of rules. There are guards called Plasmas which either eat or murder people who go against the government. Only heroes can stop them and get Nothing's colour back...to get back it's real name Xeno. It's not always been boring. Only fate decides for the heroes, the effect...the rebels who will save the planet.

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Twelve jaw-droppingly beautiful pictures of space

(Picture: Nasa, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team) A pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273. Nasa believes the smaller galaxy has passed through the larger one, causing the ripple effect.

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This NASA image shows NGC 5194. M51's stretch of over 60,000 light-years dwarf its companion galaxy, NGC 5195. Credit: Hubble Space Telescope, NASA.

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Receive the Boon of Darkness, As you would the Boon of Light, Hold no preference for either, Make ally with None. Suspend endless opinion and judgement, Allow the recognition that you are neither, Let the transparent Womb-Eye See, The totality of spectrum, Oscillate spontaneously, In the unfathomable glass-mansion, Of the vastness of Being - Annu Tara

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Located 500 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor, the galaxy looks like a wagon wheel. The galaxy's nucleus is the bright object in the center of the image; the spoke-like structures are wisps of material connecting the nucleus to the outer ring of young stars. The galaxy's unusual configuration was created by a nearly head-on collision with a smaller galaxy about 200 million years ago.

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"The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books — a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects."—Albert…

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I like how this photo was edited to look like the lady is looking through a wall. Very neat.

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A Swiss scientists named Martin Oeggerli uses a Scanning Electron Microscope in his cellar to capture images of pollen grains.

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Wide-field image showing the region of WR 25 and Tr16-244. This cluster is embedded within the Carina Nebula, an immense cauldron of gas and dust that lies approximately 7500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Carina, the Keel.

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from 9GAG

All the colors of the universe

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff

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