Saturday, November 14, 2015

Muslim views on suicide bombing

At times like these, apologists are quick to remind us that most Muslims don't support terrorism and suicide bombings against civilians. This is true. Only about a third of them do, 500 million or so.

. Muslim Views on Suicide Bombing

All religions are equally wrong, but not all religions are equally dangerous. 50 years or more ago, it would have been Catholicism that was the most harmful. Today it is Islam.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Pluto enhanced/false color

New Horizons scientists made this false color image of Pluto using a technique called principal component analysis to highlight the many subtle color differences between Pluto's distinct regions. The image data were collected by the spacecraft’s Ralph/MVIC color camera on July 14 at 11:11 AM UTC, from a range of 22,000 miles (35,000 kilometers). This image was presented by Will Grundy of the New Horizons’ surface composition team on Nov. 9 at the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in National Harbor, Maryland.
Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

Monday, October 26, 2015

NGC 1999 may have competition!

Although I still think this Hubble image is the best...

... there is a new nebula in town!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

1,000,000 page views!

Although stats were not taken before 2010, and so this is a bit overdue, we are happy to report that HPR has now comfortably passed the 1 million views mark. At between 30,000 and 50,000 views per month, it is clear that the next million won't take quite as long! Thanks to the regular readers for your continued support, and the sponsors who contribute to the continued success of this blog.

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