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Data at wavelength of 0.45 mm, combined from SCUBA and SCUBA-2, in a false-colour image. The Geminga pulsar (inside the black circle) is moving towards the upper left, and the orange dashed arc and cylinder show the 'bow-wave' and a 'wake'. The region shown is 1.3 light-years across; the bow-wave probably stretches further behind Geminga, but SCUBA imaged only the 0.4 light-years in the centre.

'Vicious' neutron star caught collecting dustbunnies

A new study suggests a dangerous, young neutron star could be attracting planet-forming matter around it as it swims through space. The first planets around pulsars were discovered in the early '90s. Astronomers aren't quite sure how planets can form around them because their environments are so inhospitable. Geminga, a …
Andrew Silver, 6 Jul 2017
The Lambda Centauri Nebula. Credit: ESO

Ex-NASA OpenStack pioneer Nebula sucked into black hole

Nebula, one of the earliest OpenStack-based cloud computing startups, has closed its doors, effective immediately. "We are incredibly proud of the role we had in establishing Nebula as the leading enterprise cloud computing platform," the company wrote in a notice on its homepage on Wednesday. "At the same time, we are deeply …

Indestructible Death Stars blow up planets with glowing KILL RAY

Pics Move over, Lord Vader. A group of astroboffins using Chile's high-desert Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have peered into the Orion Nebula's planetary nursery and discovered that massively powerful stars can be so intense that they blow away any chance of planets forming around new stars being born in their …
Rik Myslewski, 11 Mar 2014

Pac-Man GHOST nebula is literally the coolest thing in the universe – boffins

Pic If you're searching for the ideal place to hold your Halloween party next Thursday, may we suggest the Pac-Man-ghost-shaped Boomerang Nebula in the constellation Centarus? The Boomerang Nebula in the constellation Centaurus, as imaged by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope 'Casper, the Friendly …
Rik Myslewski, 25 Oct 2013
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And they're off: Hubble, Herschel race for hot pics of space filly

Pics Orbiting space telescopes Herschel and Hubble have both snapped new infrared images of interstellar spectacle the Horsehead Nebula. Orion B molecular cloud The Herschel far-infrared snap of the Orion B cloud - look closely for the Horsehead The European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory captured the famous dark …
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Ex-NASA OpenStackers launch Nebula cloud control freak appliance

Chris Kemp, the former NASA CTO who helped build the wonking Nebula infrastructure cloud for the US space agency and the techie from the NASA side who spearheaded the development of OpenStack along with Rackspace Hosting, knows about as much about control-freaking clouds with OpenStack as anyone else on the planet – and that's …
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OpenStack Foundation launches with $10m in funding

The OpenStack cloud controller and related projects developed under the Big Red O are finally and officially free of Rackspace Hosting, which has by and large been steering its development since July 2010, when the project was founded. Unsatisfied with the closed nature of VMware's vCloud and the quasi-proprietary nature of …
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'Angry Bird in the Sky' spotted by astronomers

Pic Astronomers peering through a mighty telescope in Chile have produced this stunning snap of the Lambda Centauri Nebula, also known as the "Running Chicken Nebula": The Lambda Centauri Nebula. Credit: ESO Spot the birdie. Larger version here. The Reg received this as part of an announcement from the European Southern …
Lewis Page, 21 Sep 2011
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NASA's former CTO launches Nebula cloud controller

All of the IT vendors who thought they were going to be able to make some money peddling cloudware based on the open source OpenStack cloud controller just got some pretty serious competition. Chris Kemp, the former CTO at NASA and one of the founders of the OpenStack project, got some big backers in April and founded a company …
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NASA Nebula cloud spans nine space centers

NASA's Nebula project – an Amazon-like "infrastructure cloud" for use within the federal government – is now being used across nine NASA centers, including the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and its headquarters in Washington. According to James Williams – the chief information officer at NASA's Ames Research Center in …
Cade Metz, 26 Apr 2011

Marten Mickos defends honor of Ubuntu's Koala food

Marten Mickos – the former MySQL chief executive who now heads build-you-own-cloud outfit Eucalyptus Systems – has defended the Eucalyptus platform against recent criticism of both its "open core" model and its ability to scale beyond a relatively small number of servers. His comments come as Eucalyptus releases a new …
Cade Metz, 25 Aug 2010
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NASA and Rackspace open source cloud fluffer

NASA and Rackspace have joined forces to open source a new platform for building so-called infrastructure clouds. Known as OpenStack, the platform is available under an Apache license, and when completed – possibly by the end of the year – NASA and Rackspace will ditch their current infrastructure cloud platforms, which don't …

NASA's Nebula cloud descends on Washington

NASA's Nebula infrastructure cloud - which will likely host websites across the federal government - is expanding from the agency's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley to a data center at the Goddard Space Flight Center in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. "We are in the process of implementing the second Nebula …
Cade Metz, 28 Apr 2010

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