Artist's illustration of the Local Bubble with star formation occurring on the bubble's surface. Scientists have now shown how a chain of events beginning 14 million years ago with a set of powerful supernovae led to the creation of the vast bubble, responsible for the formation of all young stars within 500 light-years of the sun and Earth. Credit: Leah Hustak (STScI
Iké Udé, b. 1964, Lagos, Nigeria, Genevieve Nnaji, 2014–16, Image: 91.4 x 101.6 cm (36 x 40 in.), Framed: 111.8 x 121.9 x 5.7 cm (44 x 48 x 2 1/4 in.), Pigment on satin rag paper, Collection of the artist.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 02-096, Box 6, Folder: Contact Sheets: Chancellor/Lovejoy
Original Mr. Spock ear tips, (A20220161000) makeup appliances that actor Leonard Nimoy brought home from the original series Star Trek television lot in the late 1960s and placed into that box, which he constructed. (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)
A family in front of artwork Me + You at FUTURES Remixed Family Day opening weekend. Image by Mariah Miranda.
Artist’s conception of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben
Oscar Howe (Yanktonai Dakota, 1915–1983), Umine Dance, 1958. Casein and gouache on paper, mounted to board, 18 x 22 in. Garth Greenan Gallery, New York
Anika Albrecht of Ocean Voyages Institute, on a 2020 expedition collecting plastic in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, where she served as Chief Mate. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Voyages Institute 2020 Gyre Expedition)
Artist's depiction of a new type of binary star: a pre-extremely low mass (ELM) white dwarf. Pictured in blue, the star is losing mass to a white dwarf companion and transitioning to an ELM white dwarf. Credit: M.Weiss/Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian/
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