The Crab Nebula is the remains of a supernova visible in 1054 AD. Here it is imaged simultaneously in X-Rays by Chandra (green), by the Hubble Space Telescope (blue) and in infrared by Spitzer (red). It is nice when groups cooperate. The white dot in the centre is the Crab pulsar spinning like a beacon due to some unknown (singularity?) power source.
Disturbing story from THE AUSTRALIAN: "The nation's most senior Muslim cleric has blamed immodestly dressed women who don't wear Islamic headdress for being preyed on by men and likened them to abandoned meat that attracts voracious animals. In a Ramadan sermon that has outraged Muslim women leaders, Sydney-based Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali also alluded to the infamous Sydney gang rapes, suggesting the attackers were not entirely to blame."
Australia is a sunny place with many women in science. We wear shorts in Summer because the weather is hot. Aboriginal women wear even less and are perfectly happy. The cleric's statement shows what we are fighting for.
Spitzer has also discovered two of the most distant galaxies ever found. Galaxy 1417 (top) and Galaxy 964 (bottom) were intitially discovered by the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. We see them at redshift 7.5, when the Universe was only 700 million years old. They appear to be about 500-600 million years old, meaning they formed very soon after the Big Bang. How can galaxies with central Black Holes form so early? Evidence is mounting that supermassive Black Holes are primordial, another indication of a changing speed of light.