castiels-mind-tardis:

pantheos:

just-a-skinny-boy:

plaid1shirt3days:

just-a-skinny-boy:

If you feel stressed, just watch this gif for a while.

Wow this gif is soda pressing.



get out 

castiels-mind-tardis:

pantheos:

just-a-skinny-boy:

plaid1shirt3days:

just-a-skinny-boy:

If you feel stressed, just watch this gif for a while.

Wow this gif is soda pressing.

get out 

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mapsontheweb:

Most and Least Remembered Countries of the World according to Sporcle
pat5168:


This color scheme should work for most color blind people. And of course I’ve only noticed the typo immediately after submitting it.
The data’s from the 7.8 million responses to this quiz.



Related: Most and least remembered US states

mapsontheweb:

Most and Least Remembered Countries of the World according to Sporcle

pat5168:

This color scheme should work for most color blind people. And of course I’ve only noticed the typo immediately after submitting it.

The data’s from the 7.8 million responses to this quiz.

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8bitfuture:

Every major recorded earthquake since 1898, showing how Earth is put together.

8bitfuture:

Every major recorded earthquake since 1898, showing how Earth is put together.

(Source: twitter.com)

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spacettf:

The Helix Nebula in Aquarius by Astroshed on Flickr.Tramite Flickr:
Popularly but not officially known as the Eye of God, this is the Helix Nebula, NGC7293 is a planetary nebula roughly 700 light years away and about 2 light years across.
This image combines RGB and Narrowband images at wildly different scales using a combination of RGB from an RC16 with Apogee U9000 with Ha+OIII from FSQ106ED at f3.7 with SBIG ST10xe.

spacettf:

The Helix Nebula in Aquarius by Astroshed on Flickr.

Tramite Flickr:
Popularly but not officially known as the Eye of God, this is the Helix Nebula, NGC7293 is a planetary nebula roughly 700 light years away and about 2 light years across.

This image combines RGB and Narrowband images at wildly different scales using a combination of RGB from an RC16 with Apogee U9000 with Ha+OIII from FSQ106ED at f3.7 with SBIG ST10xe.

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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

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astronomicalwonders:

The Carina Nebula
The spectacular star-forming Carina Nebula has been captured in great detail by the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. This picture was taken with the help of Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile, during his visit to the observatory on 5 June 2012 and released on the occasion of the new telescope’s inauguration in Naples on 6 December 2012.
Credit: ESO.
Acknowledgement: VPHAS+ Consortium/Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

astronomicalwonders:

The Carina Nebula

The spectacular star-forming Carina Nebula has been captured in great detail by the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. This picture was taken with the help of Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile, during his visit to the observatory on 5 June 2012 and released on the occasion of the new telescope’s inauguration in Naples on 6 December 2012.

Credit: ESO.

Acknowledgement: VPHAS+ Consortium/Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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astronomicalwonders:

The Carina Nebula’s hidden secrets

This broad image of the Carina Nebula, a region of massive star formation in the southern skies, was taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Many previously hidden features, scattered across a spectacular celestial landscape of gas, dust and young stars, have emerged.

Credit: ESO/T. Preibisch

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distant-traveller:

NGC 1788 and the Witch’s whiskers

This skyscape finds an aesthetic balance of interstellar dust and gas residing in the suburbs of the nebula rich constellation of Orion. Reflecting the light of bright star Rigel, Beta Orionis, the jutting, bluish chin of the Witch Head Nebula is at the upper left. Whiskers tracing the red glow of hydrogen gas ionized by ultraviolet starlight seem to connect that infamous visage with smaller nebulae, like dusty reflection nebula NGC 1788 at the right. Strong winds from Orion’s bright stars have also shaped NGC 1788, and likely triggered the formation of the young stars within. Appropriate for its location, NGC 1788 looks to some like a cosmic bat. The scene spans about 3 degrees on the sky or 6 full Moons.

Image credit & copyright: John Davis

distant-traveller:

NGC 1788 and the Witch’s whiskers

This skyscape finds an aesthetic balance of interstellar dust and gas residing in the suburbs of the nebula rich constellation of Orion. Reflecting the light of bright star Rigel, Beta Orionis, the jutting, bluish chin of the Witch Head Nebula is at the upper left. Whiskers tracing the red glow of hydrogen gas ionized by ultraviolet starlight seem to connect that infamous visage with smaller nebulae, like dusty reflection nebula NGC 1788 at the right. Strong winds from Orion’s bright stars have also shaped NGC 1788, and likely triggered the formation of the young stars within. Appropriate for its location, NGC 1788 looks to some like a cosmic bat. The scene spans about 3 degrees on the sky or 6 full Moons.

Image credit & copyright: John Davis

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kenobi-wan-obi:

IC 4603 - The Turbulent Heart of the Scorpion


  This image shows the core region of the Rho Ophiuchi Complex, centered around the prominent blue reflection nebula IC 4603.
  
  This is one of the nearest star forming regions and the intricacies of the dense interstellar dust clouds in the area provides a spectacular display of light and colours.
  
  The bright star is 7.9 magnitude SAO184376 which is the main source of light for the blue reflection nebula. The contrasting red areas towards the top are primarily due to reflected light from the hearby red giant star Antares, which lies outside the field of view. The entire area is also littered with hundreds of dim reddish stars, which are typically very young T Tauri stars.

kenobi-wan-obi:

IC 4603 - The Turbulent Heart of the Scorpion

This image shows the core region of the Rho Ophiuchi Complex, centered around the prominent blue reflection nebula IC 4603.

This is one of the nearest star forming regions and the intricacies of the dense interstellar dust clouds in the area provides a spectacular display of light and colours.

The bright star is 7.9 magnitude SAO184376 which is the main source of light for the blue reflection nebula. The contrasting red areas towards the top are primarily due to reflected light from the hearby red giant star Antares, which lies outside the field of view. The entire area is also littered with hundreds of dim reddish stars, which are typically very young T Tauri stars.

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astronomicalwonders:

The Veil and North American Nebulae, wide field
The North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. 
Credit: Paul Walker

astronomicalwonders:

The Veil and North American Nebulae, wide field

The North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. 

Credit: Paul Walker

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