1. jamesbrownjrva:

    zayhun:

    one of the worst moments in life is probably when you’re in a room full of people and you look around and see them all talking and laughing and all of sudden you feel so sad and lonely that you can even feel a physical pain in your chest because you realize that they all belong to someone and they all have someone who belongs to them and you don’t, you’re just kind of there

    yep

  2. thedemon-hauntedworld:

NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula), Sh2-159, NGC 7538
Credit: Emil Ivanov

The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635, Sharpless 162, or Caldwell 11), is an emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. The “bubble” is created by the stellar wind from a massive central star,SAO 20575 (estimated mass 10-40 Solar masses). The adjacent giant molecular cloud contains the expansion of the bubble nebula while itself being excited by the hot central star, causing it to glow. Below the Bubble Nebula is the emission nebula Sharpless 159. This H II region, contains within it a very compact source of radio waves, which coincides with the densest part of the cloud, and surrounds a star of spectral type O9, which is the main source of ionization of gases in the region. At the upper left corner is another emission nebula - NGC 7538. This is one of the regions of intense star formation easier to observe, due to the fact that it is obscured by dust and dark clouds.The main source of gas ionization in this cloud is the biggest yet discovered protostar which is about 300 times the size of our Solar System.

    thedemon-hauntedworld:

    NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula), Sh2-159, NGC 7538
    Credit: Emil Ivanov

    The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635, Sharpless 162, or Caldwell 11), is an emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. The “bubble” is created by the stellar wind from a massive central star,SAO 20575 (estimated mass 10-40 Solar masses). The adjacent giant molecular cloud contains the expansion of the bubble nebula while itself being excited by the hot central star, causing it to glow. Below the Bubble Nebula is the emission nebula Sharpless 159. This H II region, contains within it a very compact source of radio waves, which coincides with the densest part of the cloud, and surrounds a star of spectral type O9, which is the main source of ionization of gases in the region. At the upper left corner is another emission nebula - NGC 7538. This is one of the regions of intense star formation easier to observe, due to the fact that it is obscured by dust and dark clouds.The main source of gas ionization in this cloud is the biggest yet discovered protostar which is about 300 times the size of our Solar System.

  3. shego:

    people who laugh so hard at their own jokes that they can’t even finish the joke because they’re laughing so hard are my favorite kind of people

  4. spacettf:

Hubble Sees Galaxies Spiraling around Leo by NASA Goddard Photo and Video on Flickr.Tramite Flickr:
Shown here is a spiral galaxy known as NGC 3455, which lies some 65 million light-years away from us in the constellation of Leo (the Lion).
Galaxies are classified into different types according to their structure and appearance. This classification system is known as the Hubble Sequence, named after its creator Edwin Hubble.
In this image released 14, April, 2014, NGC 3455 is known as a type SB galaxy — a barred spiral. Barred spiral galaxies account for approximately two thirds of all spirals. Galaxies of this type appear to have a bar of stars slicing through the bulge of stars at their center. The SB classification is further sub-divided by the appearance of a galaxy’s pinwheeling spiral arms; SBa types have more tightly wound arms, whereas SBc types have looser ones. SBb types, such as NGC 3455, lie in between.
NGC 3455 is part of a pair of galaxies — its partner, NGC 3454, lies out of frame. This cosmic duo belong to a group known as the NGC 3370 group, which is in turn one of the Leo II groups, a large collection of galaxies scattered some 30 million light-years to the right of the Virgo cluster.
This image is from Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys.
Credit:  ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Nick Rose

    spacettf:

    Hubble Sees Galaxies Spiraling around Leo by NASA Goddard Photo and Video on Flickr.

    Tramite Flickr:
    Shown here is a spiral galaxy known as NGC 3455, which lies some 65 million light-years away from us in the constellation of Leo (the Lion).

    Galaxies are classified into different types according to their structure and appearance. This classification system is known as the Hubble Sequence, named after its creator Edwin Hubble.
    In this image released 14, April, 2014, NGC 3455 is known as a type SB galaxy — a barred spiral. Barred spiral galaxies account for approximately two thirds of all spirals. Galaxies of this type appear to have a bar of stars slicing through the bulge of stars at their center. The SB classification is further sub-divided by the appearance of a galaxy’s pinwheeling spiral arms; SBa types have more tightly wound arms, whereas SBc types have looser ones. SBb types, such as NGC 3455, lie in between.

    NGC 3455 is part of a pair of galaxies — its partner, NGC 3454, lies out of frame. This cosmic duo belong to a group known as the NGC 3370 group, which is in turn one of the Leo II groups, a large collection of galaxies scattered some 30 million light-years to the right of the Virgo cluster.

    This image is from Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys.

    Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Nick Rose

  5. gaksdesigns: Cinemagraphs by Lucajsphotography

  6. rkherman:


A different take on the typical plant cell diagram. I decided to emphasize the vast quatities of organelles inside just one cell, as opposed to most diagrams that show and label 1-2 of each organelle.

    rkherman:

    A different take on the typical plant cell diagram. I decided to emphasize the vast quatities of organelles inside just one cell, as opposed to most diagrams that show and label 1-2 of each organelle.

  7. spaceexp:

LDN 673 - A close-up of dust lanes in the Milky Way within the Aquila constellation. This cloud complex is roughly 7 ly across, and at 600 ly distant it’s about one moon-width in our sky. - in comments.

    spaceexp:

    LDN 673 - A close-up of dust lanes in the Milky Way within the Aquila constellation. This cloud complex is roughly 7 ly across, and at 600 ly distant it’s about one moon-width in our sky. - in comments.

  8. 19 April 2014

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    orecros:

"Riddled Roses"

    orecros:

    "Riddled Roses"

  9. hallucinists:

    i think about this video almost every day and i am so frightened of it

    (Source: gxldslvgs)

  10. 
Cabins, Lake O'Hara - Yoho by (Laurent L.)

    Cabins, Lake O'Hara - Yoho by (Laurent L.)

  11. sagansense:

    Here’s what you need to know: THIS ARTICLE IS SATIRE. However, the presence of religious fundamentalism in America knows no bounds, and the following article (published April 7) circulated faster than you can say “billions"…

    The Fox television show COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey has attracted its fair share of detractors since the docudrama first aired on March 9th. But soon, the controversy revolving around the show might reach climactic new heights, as several State senators in Kansas will propose a bill on Thursday that would force Fox affiliates in their state to black out the science show completely.

    The bill, which many are expecting will pass, would force local Kansas television stations affiliated with Fox to pay steep fines for airing the program. Should any network continue to air all thirteen episodes of the show’s first season, the State would move to revoke their broadcasting privileges completely, driving those networks off the air.

    Conservative lawmakers in Kansas are, however, offering Fox a back door through which they could skirt the new law: they won’t press this law into effect if Fox will agree to immediately develop a new show, hosted by young-Earth creationist Ken Ham, which pushes the theories of so-called “intelligent design.” This new show would need to be aired on Sunday evenings, before Cosmos, in order for the small-time Fox affiliates to avoid Kansas’ legislative wrath.

    The new bill is the brainchild of an ironically-named Kansas State Senator: Tom Edison (R). “Cosmos is a liberal brainwashing program, designed to force our children into questioning the existence of our lord and savior Jesus Christ,” Edison said during a recent interview on one of the Fox affiliates under the gun. “It’s a keystone of the liberal agenda that America’s youth be converted into following their so-called `logic,’ so conservatism dies out in a generation or two. Well, we aren’t going to stand for this. We aren’t going to let this TV show ruin our children.”

    Edison went on to explain all the reasons why he “hates” the TV show. “This show has no basis in reality whatsoever. The host goes on and on about science and scientific method, but never once does he say anything positive about Jesus. He claims evolution and global warming are facts, not the opinions we all know them to really be. And he very proudly tells viewers that he wants our children to question authority, question religion and faith. This show won’t rest until all of our children are godless heathen liberals.”

    His problems with Cosmos didn’t end there, either. “I’ve been watching this show since the first episode. They’ve gone to great lengths to claim Christianity has been terrible for science, and oppressive toward scientists. But then, last night [April 6th], the host goes on a huge tirade about how awesome Islam is and how the Arabs were all pro-science! So let me make sure I understand this… Christianity is evil, God doesn’t exist, and Muslims are the kindest people on Earth? This show is a scourge, and our black out bill is the cure.”

    Opponents of the bill note that it’s a clear violation of the first amendment, and the federal government may intervene with legal actions of their own should the law pass. “This law clearly violates free speech, as well as the separation of church and state,” said a statement issued by the Justice Department. “If we need to take this fight all the way to the Supreme Court, we’re prepared to do so.”

    But Edison claims he isn’t worried about any legal action taken against the bill by the Federal government. “Jesus will protect this bill and ensure its safe passage. These liberal science-lovers might question the power of the almighty, but real believers in Christ know that soon, these people are going to see real evidence of the existence of God, when he delivers us from this television show.”

    The above GIF depicts everyone who ignites a fury of rants because they didn’t read the text in all caps and bold print that clearly says this is satire. The definition of satire: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

  12. (Source: kychanwebb)

  13. student: can i borrow a pencil
    teacher: i don't know, CAN you?
    student: yes, also colloquial irregularities occur frequently in any language and since you and the rest of our present company understood my intended meaning, being particular about the distinctions between "can" and "may" is purely pedantic and arguably pretentious

  14. brooklynboobala:

I’m a romantic. I like short walks on the beach. I like sunsets. I like belly rubs. I like wallowing.

    brooklynboobala:

    I’m a romantic. I like short walks on the beach. I like sunsets. I like belly rubs. I like wallowing.

    (Source: fortscrotum)

  15. captain-mycaptain:

    dirku:

    nonomella:

    that terrifying moment when everything is happily resolved but the book still has 200 pages left

    that terrifying moment when there’s too many things that need resolving but the book has only 20 pages left

    EITHER WAY

    IT’S JUST LIKE

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