The Chandra X-Ray Observatory recently released four of the most stunning images of galaxies we've ever seen — but these mind-blowing pictures couldn't have come into existence without the help of amateur astronomers and photographers.
Galaxy M82 isn't just having kind of a blustery day — thanks to a recent near-collision with another galaxy, all its massive stars and supernovas are combining to create a massive galaxy-wide superwind. The result is that huge haze of red gas.
If you've got the bandwidth, you can download the 706MB version of this image of spiral galaxy M81, showing individual stars, open and globular star clusters, and fluorescent gas clouds from 11.6 million light years away.
BenQ-Siemens is rolling out the M81, an outdoor-themed GSM cellphone for people who find that their cellphone often takes a little damage. Encased in a synthetic rubber, the M81 is designed to absorb all of life's shocks and jolts as well as give the phone a decent grip. A 1.3 megapixel camera enables you to take…