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Shakespeare in Space #4: The Heavens Themselves Blaze Forth

This infrared image reveals the Helix Nebula, residing about 700 light years from Earth, which formed as a result of the death of a sun-like star. Officially classified as a planetary nebula, this object actually has very little whatsoever to do with planets. The term planetary nebula, coined in the 1780's by astronomer William Herschel, is a long-lasting misnomer. Because Herschel thought these sorts of round nebulae resembled planets like Jupiter when viewed through a telescope,...

Shakespeare in Space #4: The Heavens Themselves Blaze Forth

This infrared image reveals the Helix Nebula, residing about 700 light years from Earth, which formed as a result of the death of a sun-like star. Officially classified as a planetary nebula, this object actually has very little whatsoever to do with planets. The term planetary nebula, coined in the 1780's by astronomer William Herschel, is a long-lasting misnomer. Because Herschel thought these sorts of round nebulae resembled planets like Jupiter when viewed through a telescope,...

Shakespeare in Space #4: The Heavens Themselves Blaze Forth

This infrared image reveals the Helix Nebula, residing about 700 light years from Earth, which formed as a result of the death of a sun-like star. Officially classified as a planetary nebula, this object actually has very little whatsoever to do with planets. The term planetary nebula, coined in the 1780's by astronomer William Herschel, is a long-lasting misnomer. Because Herschel thought these sorts of round nebulae resembled planets like Jupiter when viewed through a telescope,...

Shakespeare in Space #4: The Heavens Themselves Blaze Forth

This infrared image reveals the Helix Nebula, residing about 700 light years from Earth, which formed as a result of the death of a sun-like star. Officially classified as a planetary nebula, this object actually has very little whatsoever to do with planets. The term planetary nebula, coined in the 1780's by astronomer William Herschel, is a long-lasting misnomer. Because Herschel thought these sorts of round nebulae resembled planets like Jupiter when viewed through a telescope,...

The women's Helix Long Sleeve Zip is made with repurposed and highly insulating MerinoLOFT™, giving outstanding loft and minimal bulk. The recycled Polyester exterior is durable and sheds light precipitation, while a wool lining ensures a cozy feel and breathability inside. Ideal for fighting off shoulder season chill and light rain as an outer layer, the Helix Long Sleeve Zip also makes an incredibly warm insulating layer for winter sports worn under a hardshell.

Tubular Treats: Transylvanian Chimney Cakes

Chimney Cake (Hungary). 'This long strip of light yeast dough is wrapped around a tapered wooden spool, doused with butter and sugar, then slowly turned by hand over an open fire until the sugar caramelises. When fully baked, the ribbons form a crunchy, sugary outside crust – something akin to a hot pretzel. Before the pastry cools, further toppings are added: cinnamon, pecans, cocoa, vanilla – pretty much anything sweet under the sun.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/hungary