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May 15Liked by Phil Plait

My first reaction to the shape was something like a tulip bulb. Noticed the blue immediately striking an beautiful. Speaking of alien skies, that would be an interesting sky to be under.

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founding
May 15Liked by Phil Plait

At fiorst glance it kind of looks like some sort of protozoan, along the lines of a euglena (only it has but a single cilium), but second reaction was of a squid (I'm partial to octopuses - or octopodes, if you prefer, but this is definitely Squidward-like). And tremendously beautiful! What is that "aertifact" in the tentacle of the merged galaxy on the right, in the middle of all that blue? Looks lke a bg chunk of one of the galaxies got flung out with the gas and dust.

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May 15Liked by Phil Plait

That is one beautiful image, isn't it?!?

(BTW, apropos of nothing... my favorite sentence so far in Under Alien Skies: "Neptune was the first planet ever discovered using math, but Pluto was the only planet ever found by mistake." That's a pretty finely balanced bit of wordsmithing, Phil! πŸ‘)

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