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7500 light years away from Earth, The Heart Nebula is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. The nebula is formed by plasma of ionized hydrogen and free electrons, and this open cluster of stars contains a few bright stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, and many more dim stars that are only a fraction of our Sun’s mass. The cluster used to contain a microquasar that was expelled millions of years ago. [image via]
One of our favorite photos of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, taken by CNET Photographer James Martin at CES 2012. Whose ear is he whispering into up on stage? Ryan Seacrest’s, of course. Who else?
Another plant-inspired life-sustaining device for humans? Yep. One more and it’s officially a meme.
Designer Chiu Chih created an artistic version of an air tank using a plant as a filter and oxygen generator. It’s ready for a post-apocalyptic world: http://cnet.co/17ETv7K
Would your perfect next-gen iPhone hark back to the sleek lines of the iPhone 4?
Ridiculously blinged out, like some rumors suggest the next one will be?
Made of plastic to bring costs way, way down?
Design your dream next-gen iPhone by taking our quick polls here. Next week we’ll reveal the features CNET readers agree are most important. (Hint: We doubt gold-plating will be high on the list. But you never know.)