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The Large Magellanic Cloud comes alive in a 240 megapixel image

Ciel Austral is a team of five very enthusiastic amateur French astronomers, Jean Claude Canonne, Philippe Bernhard, Didier Chaplain, Nicolas Outters, and Laurent Bourgon, who own and operate their own telescope in northern Chile. The 14400×14200 image was stitched together from nearly 4,000 separate images that required 1,060 hours (6.3 weeks) of exposures shot from July 2017 to January 2019. It took two computers eight days to stitch together the photos, and a further two months to process the 620 gigabytes of data. If you could warp yourself to the Magellanic Cloud, it wouldn't look like the dreamy, painterly image pictured above. Much of the image is made up of false colors that show the different elements present in the image. Different colors represent hydrogen, sulfur and oxygen III, emphasizing the cloud-like high-density gas nebulae in a way that a standard visible light image can't. The image shows the birth and death of stars and the aftermath, including supernovae
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AT&T will pull shows like 'Friends' from streaming rivals

Stephenson didn't name specific shows that would make the leap, although it's not hard to see likely candidates. Netflix's extended Friends deal only lasts through 2019, while WarnerMedia's service is expected to debut in beta by late 2019. Stephenson also named shows like Big Bang Theory and Seinfeld as strong suits. This was somewhat expected. However, there's still something of a gamble involved. Much like Disney+ , AT&T is betting that customers will follow shows and pay for one more subscription service to ensure they get everything. But that's not guaranteed -- there are already signs of people suffering from subscription fatigue and either limiting what they watch or turning to piracy . AT&T may still have to work hard to show that WarnerMedia is worth the outlay when many people are fine with sticking to the likes of Amazon or Netflix.