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Nebulae tend to be stunning by their very nature, but the Twin Jet Nebula might just take the cake. The Hubble Space Telescope team has captured an updated image of the dying binary star system (the last shot was from 1997), and its namesake twin jets of ejecting gas are unfurling like the irides...

August 27th 2015 at 2:31pm 0 Comments
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A small minority of enormous stars explode in a fiery supernova after they run out of fuel and collapse. Regular stars die less spectacularly, but the remnants can still be gorgeous. Case in point is NGC 6153, a nebula about 4,000 light-years from Earth. The ethereal blueish, ellipse-shaped cloud...

June 29th 2015 at 6:01am 0 Comments
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Who wants to sift through a spreadsheet or massive lists of text? This is the 21st century, and as such we expect information to be presented to us in an entertaining and stylish manner. Enter: Pop Chart Lab's NES Nebula piece, which presents over 700 NES releases spanning 1984 to 1993. Super Mari...

September 17th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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When reader Kristen sent in this link, we thought it would be some silly fun. But after examining the photographic evidence for ourselves, we have to say this astronomical phenomenon bears a striking resemblance to our favorite flying skull, Zarhym. This nebula is estimated to be 45,000 years old,...

July 1st 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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EVE Online recently celebrated the release of its incredible Crucible expansion, noted as one of the most feature-heavy expansions in the game's history despite the majority of its features being produced in a period of just a few weeks. Two years' worth of graphical upgrades, features, balance u...

December 11th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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This summer's lackluster Incarna expansion and the ensuing microtransaction drama took a massive toll on EVE Online's player community and development staff. Players were quitting in droves, and CCP eventually had to lay off 20% of its staff worldwide. Two years of half-implemented expansions, br...

December 4th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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When EVE Online launched in 2003, it was a barren game without many of the comforts we enjoy today. The user interface was abysmally worse than today's (if you can imagine such a thing), players with cruisers were top dog, and practically the only activities were mining or blowing up miners. The...

November 20th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The final frontier is about to get a whole lot prettier, as CCP has announced in a dev diary today that it's working on introducing a smattering of new nebulae to EVE Online. The team hopes that doing so will make the game more immersive and realistic to players. On top of that, the new nebu...

November 3rd 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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With CCP Games' recent refocusing on in-space content for EVE Online, developers on the floor have been working harder than ever to bring us shiny new toys for the winter expansion. We've already heard that the player-designed Tornado would be released as part of a new tier of gun-heavy battlecru...

October 29th 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The third and final day of festivities at the massive EVE Online Fanfest has come to an end, and it was definitely worth waiting for. There were several round-table discussions and events going on today, but the event everyone was looking forward to was definitely the "CCP Presents" talk in the a...

March 26th 2011 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Some time ago, I looked at the different graphical updates EVE Online has received over the years and what was to come. The ship graphics were renovated years ago with the Trinity expansion and much of the rest of the game was left looking dated in comparison. The Apocrypha expansion picked up on t...

October 18th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments