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How Soon Will COVID-19 Peak?

Difficult to tell, but the sooner social distancing is applied the better. Stay at home.

What does a black hole look like up close?

A simulation of what a black hole with a disk of gas swirling around it would look, given the bizarre effects of its fierce gravity on the light from the disk. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Jeremy Schnittman

Via Bad Astronomy

A 100-hour MRI scan captured the most detailed look yet at a whole human brain (Science News)

Paper (bioRxiv.org): 7 Tesla MRI of the ex vivo human brain at 100 micron resolution 

Cannonball Pulsar

NRAO press release: Astronomers Find “Cannonball Pulsar” Speeding Through Space

Via Open Culture

For my part I reiterate what I said two years ago in the fourth centenary of Cervantes death (there you will find a bunch of links about Cervantes universe):

…always is a good time to grab his works and… devour them, definitely worth it, own a unique and perfect mixture of adventures, humor, history, philosophy and a brilliant analysis of human nature.

2018 Nikon Small World in Motion Competition

Above my favorite (second place):

Laser propagating inside a soap membrane. Technique: Reflected Light Epi-Illumination. Dr. Miguel Bandres – Anatoly Patsyk. Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

I recommend take a look both winning videos and honorable mentions.

Of course the winner is awesome too:

Zebrafish embryo growing its elaborate sensory nervous system (visualized over 16 hours of development). Technique: Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM). Dr. Elizabeth Haynes – Jiaye “Henry” He. University of Wisconsin – Madison

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

All this new stuff they call rock ’n’ roll, why, I’ve been playing that for years now… Ninety percent of rock-and-roll artists came out of the church, their foundation is the church.

A hipster queen among hipsters, she was already empowering herself (doubly) even before the very word was created. Love.

[Impressed with the amount of legitimate tags that I can use in this post to be this (more or less) a science blog]

Listen to the Sound of Saturn’s Electromagnetic Energy

Via Gizmodo (source at NASA)

A second bunch of data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite has been released today and the archive is live now.

A multitude of discoveries are on the horizon after this much awaited release, which is based on 22 months of charting the sky. The new data includes positions, distance indicators and motions of more than one billion stars, along with high-precision measurements of asteroids within our Solar System and stars beyond our own Milky Way Galaxy.

Image caption: Gaia’s sky in colour.

Credit: ESA/Gaia/DPAC.

h-t Sean M. Carroll Facebook page

Comparison between Gaia’s first and second data releases: