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In most cases, the sun causes nothing but squinty eyes and dark shadows when used as a background for photographs. But the clever folks at NASA have managed to use celestial objects as the perfect backdrop for photos of supersonic shock waves.Using a novel photographic technique called Background-Oriented Schlieren using Celestial Objects (or BOSCO), scientists were able to capture shock waves created by a T-38C aircraft, which can fly faster than the speed of sound761.2 mph at sea level.Schlieren photography methods are around 150 years old and originated in Germany, according to NASA. Schlieren, from the German word for "streak," refers...

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Frieze week in London once again brought the crème de la crème of the art world to the UK's capital, hosting a series of major art events, one of them being tonight's Contemporary Art Evening Auction @ Sotheby's New Bond Street galleries. And just when everyone thought that Jenny Saville’s monumental self-portrait selling for £9,537,250 and breaking the auction record for a living female artist was gonna be the talk of the night, Banksy, once again, stole the show. Read more below View Gallery There was a lot of buzz around the last lot of the auction - Banksy's Girl With Balloon....

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