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The Week in Geek

The Big Bang as time-lapse graffiti art.

The Big Bang as time-lapse graffiti art. This is not new, but totally worth a revisit in my opinion.

In Big Bang related news, researchers in Italy may have detected dark matter particles, but the signal is very week because identifying dark matter is HARD.

Elsewhere in the cosmos, astronomers have discovered a star that should not exist based on our current understanding of star-formation.

Seeing the Earth from space used to be a great reminder of how we are all in this together, until now.

NASA revealed yesterday that aluminum recovered from the destroyed World Trade Center towers had been machined into the cable shields for the rock abrasion tools on NASA's Mars Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, as a quite tribute to the victims of 9/11.

In a twofer of shark news this week, researchers at the Georgia Aquarium have tagged a whale shark that's now tweeting at @Wheres_Domino and artist Chris Jordan has found a way to visualize the number of sharks (270,000) killed around the world every day for their fins as part of his "Running the Numbers" series.

And lastly, in some lighthearted news, Marty McFly's self-lacing high-tops from Back to the Future are about to become a reality.

Have a great and geeky weekend!