Pic Of The Day: Barbapapa Having Rough Sex

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P. Michaud, S. Fisher and R. Carrasco from Gemini and T. Rector

Univ. of Alaska at Anchorage / Gemini Observatory

Nah… just kidding Barbapapa fans… Nothing nasty or sticky to get upset about… It’s just stars and space gunk.
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the telescope – one of the most important inventions in human history – here’s a superb, yet strangely creepy picture of something that appears to be an enormous amoeba snogging session, but which is in fact a supernova remnant in the form of a vast cloud complex named DEM L316, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

There’s more from the Gemini Observatory here…

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