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Glendale Public Library: Special Collections

Glendale Public Library: Special Collections

He recollects in the most thoughtful way, as if he is watching film footage or seeing still images flash before him. “I’ve always lived in Glendale. Went to Glendale elementary school, junior high, high school and then Glendale College in the ’60s. Yep, I’ve been [Read More]

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Flavor of the Month: Gluten-free diets

Flavor of the Month: Gluten-free diets

Once little more than a fad, what was formerly a nutritional recommendation has for some adherents become a way of [Read More]

Jorge Galindo: Undocumented Immigrant Hopes to Change his Own Community

Jorge Galindo: Undocumented Immigrant Hopes to Change his Own Community

It is 2:30 on a Wednesday afternoon. I’m scheduled to meet Jorge Galindo at the DMV in Lincoln Heights. Today marks a [Read More]

Review: the MGN 5-Star Theater and Frame 128

Review: the MGN 5-Star Theater and Frame 128

For many years, the centerpiece of American life was the television, where families gathered together glued before the [Read More]

The “N” Word

The “N” Word

On any given day walking through the Glendale campus, conversations may be overheard and one word that is heard often [Read More]

The Future of Jazz in America

The Future of Jazz in America

With the advent of the celebrity-as-musician trend in the 21st century, artistry is quickly going by the wayside. Many [Read More]

NASA's Image of the Day

Supernova Seen In Two Lights

 
The destructive results of a mighty supernova explosion reveal themselves in a delicate blend of infrared and X-ray light, as seen in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton. The bubbly cloud is an irregular shock wave, generated by a supernova that would have been witnessed on Earth 3,700 years ago. The remnant itself, called Puppis A, is around 7,000 light-years away, and the shock wave is about 10 light-years across. The pastel hues in this image reveal that the infrared and X-ray structures trace each other closely. Warm dust particles are responsible for most of the infrared light wavelengths, assigned red and green colors in this view. Material heated by the supernova’s shock wave emits X-rays, which are colored blue. Regions where the infrared and X-ray emissions blend together take on brighter, more pastel tones. The shock wave appears to light up as it slams into surrounding clouds of dust and gas that fill the interstellar space in this region. From the infrared glow, astronomers have found a total quantity of dust in the region equal to about a quarter of the mass of our sun. Data collected from Spitzer’s infrared spectrograph reveal how the shock wave is breaking apart the fragile dust grains that fill the surrounding space. Supernova explosions forge the heavy elements that can provide the raw material from which future generations of stars and planets will form. Studying how supernova remnants expand into the galaxy and interact with other material provides critical clues into our own origins. Infrared data from Spitzer’s multiband imaging photometer (MIPS) at wavelengths of 24 and 70 microns are rendered in green and red. X-ray data from XMM-Newton spanning an energy range of 0.3 to 8 kiloelectron volts are shown in blue. Credit: NASA/ESA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/IAFE
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