Friday, February 6, 2009

Happy Birthday To My Wife: Firefox Spotted In Outer Space

Hey there,

Today's post is dedicated to my wife, who shall remain ageless ;)

These photos are actually from about a year ago, when we were just starting this blog and the rest of my family ceased to exist for a little while :) You can check out the original post on blog.wired.com, but I've included the entire post here (minus the surrounding link-love logos) Her birthday was actually yesterday, if you put any stock in the date stamp on these posts ;)

Happy **th birthday, sweety :) (Her actual age has been removed to protect the innocent... who am I kidding. I'm guilty as Hell ;)



Firefox Logo Spied In Deep Space



By Charlie Sorrel EmailApril 11, 2008 | 6:43:02 AMCategories: Elsewhere in the Tubes  

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One of these is a photograph taken by the Hubble space telescope on December 17, 2002, featuring the variable star V838 Monocerotis. The other is the same photograph overlaid with a familiar logo. Can you tell which is which?



Below is another photo of the same star, from the Wikipedia entry on V838 Monocerotis. If the above photo has been photoshopped to look more like the Firefox logo, the editing seems minimal: it's been rotated relative to the photo below, and some of the gas cloud may have been edited out around the "tail" of the fox.



If you've got a link to the original Hubble photo used above, let us know in the comments so we can compare. UPDATE: An eagle-eyed commenter, Wevah, spotted the original version of the Firefox-like nova photo on Wikipedia. It looks like the only modification was to rotate the image. It must be a sign from the stars!



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Firefox logo spotted in deep space by the Hubble Telescope






, Mike




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