The Next Generation of Telescopes And The Mysteries They’ll Reveal

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The year was 1609 when Italian physicist and astronomer Galileo utilised a telescope he built himself to survey our vast night sky. Through a little cosmos keyhole, he became one of the first to witness our moon’s mountains and craters; the sunspots of our sun; the four moons of Jupiter; and a ribbon of dispersed light later revealed as the myriad stars of our own Milky Way galaxy.

Onwards from these early discoveries, humanity began to unravel one celestial secret after another. We saw the faint glow of distant stars, nebulae and galaxies – and had the groundbreaking revelation that we on Earth revolved around the Sun, not it around us. We had taken baby steps into what has flourished into a grand era of space exploration – one only continually propelled today by our advances in technology.

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Meet Pantone, The Company That Owns Almost Every Colour You Can Imagine

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Depending on what circles you run in, you might have recently seen the name Pantone come up in your newsfeed. This is because the company prophecised last week that Pantone 18-1438 – or simply Marsalawill be the next ‘Colour of the Year’ for 2015. Cue trumpets.

Now, if you’re not familiar with that exact hue, Marsala is a “naturally robust and earthy wine-red” intended to “enrich our mind, body and soul”, according to Pantone’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman. Or, perhaps you see it more as a subtle blend of dried blood and rust reminiscent of jam, as I do.

 

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Five Iconic Historical Figures Whose Real Faces You Probably Don’t Recognise

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What do the death stare of Santa Claus, Ned Kelly’s sultry eyes, the luscious locks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Napoleon Bonaparte’s bloated head, and the quaint, unassuming smile of Jane Austen all have in common?

The fact that you’ve most likely never seen them before.

In this age of technology, where we holster our iPhones like weapons at the ready, there is little opportunity for us to escape into anonymity. Our faces are everywhere, littered like glitter across the Internet – and they won’t come off no matter how hard we try. But what about those who lived before Snapchat? Who even were they? Did they even have faces? What the hell did they look like?

Turns out, working that out is both exceedingly difficult and weirdly fascinating. Here’s the story behind some of our most famous unknown faces.

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