Which is older -- the rocks you see on the ground or the light you see from the sky? Usually it’s the rocks that are older, with their origin sentiments deposited well before light left any of the stars or nebulas you see in the sky. However, if you can see, through a telescope, a distant galaxy far across the universe -- further than Andromeda or spiral galaxy NGC 7331 (inset) -- then you are seeing light even more ancient.
Milky Way over Arizona Toadstools
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The Milky Way Over the Arizona Toadstools Image Credit & Copyright: David Lane & R. Gendler (3 insets) Explanation: Which is older -- the rocks you see on the ground or the light you see from the sky? Usually it’s the rocks that are older, with their origin sentiments deposited well before light left any of the stars or nebulas you see in the sky. However, if you can see, through a telescope, a distant galaxy far across the universe -- further than Andromeda or spiral galaxy NGC 7331 (inset) -- then you are seeing light even more ancient. Featured here, the central disk of our Milky Way Galaxy arches over Toadstool hoodoos rock formations in northern Arizona, USA. The unusual Toadstool rock caps are relatively hard sandstone that wind has eroded more slowly than the softer sandstone underneath. The green bands are airglow, light emitted by the stimulated air in Earth's atmosphere. On the lower right is a time-lapse camera set up to capture the sky rotating behind the picturesque foreground scene.
The arc of The Milky Way above desert rock formations in Northern Arizona. Image Credit & Copyright: David Lane & R. Gendler - #MilkyWay
The Milky Way Over the Arizona Toadstools Image Credit & Copyright: David Lane & R. Gendler Astronomy Picture of the Day
These two mighty galaxies are pulling each other apart. Known as the "Mice" because they have such long tails, each spiral galaxy has likely already passed through the other. The long tails are created by the relative difference between gravitational pulls on the near and far parts of each galaxy. Because the distances are so large, the cosmic interaction takes place in slow motion -- over hundreds of millions of years. NGC 4676 lies about 300 million light-years away toward the constellation of Bernice's Hair (Coma Berenices) and are likely members of the Coma Cluster of Galaxies.
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NGC 4676: When mice collide
La llaman el ratón, por su cola. Son dos galaxias que se han atravesado una a otra a 300 millones de AL de Aquí.
Cave with Aurora Skylight
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Frozen Icelandic cave illuminated by Northern Lights - life - 02 July 2014 - New Scientist Image: Ingólfur Bjargmundsson
The aurora borealis illuminating a vast cave in Iceland. Photographer Ingólfur Bjargmundsson lay in wait in the frozen 1360-metre-long lava cave to capture this image of the aurora borealis at its peak through one of the cave's natural skylights. The snow accumulates under the skylights in places where the roof has caved in.
Cave With Aurora Skylight by Ingólfur Bjargmundsson (Iceland). This image was taken in a lava cave in Iceland. In some areas the roof has caved in, so snow piles up in the winter time to create the snow peaks. The aurora at its peak gleams through the roof of the cave. (Sadly, not a winner.) Mona Evans, "Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art184169.asp
Cave With Aurora Skylight © Ingólfur Bjargmundsson (Iceland) This image was taken while exploring a 1300m lava cave in Iceland. In some areas the roof has caved in, so snow piles up in the winter time and creates these snow peaks. The aurora at its peak gleams through the roof of the cave and despite only taking up a small portion of the photo, it remains the focal point.
Auroras over Northern Canada
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An image that could have come from a different time, except for the modern conveniences evident. An Auroral sky near the town of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada - taken in December 2013.
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Auroras over Northern Canada Image Credit & Copyright: Kwon, O Chul (TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140714.html Gusting solar winds and blasts of charged particles from the Sun resulted in several rewarding nights last December for those anticipating auroras. This image captured dramatic auroras stretching across a sky near the town of Yellowknife in northern Canada. The auroras were so bright that they not only inspired awe, but were easily visible on an image exposure of only 1.3 seconds.
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Following a solar storm that reached the Earth magnetic field, the dancing northern lights or aurora borealis fill the night sky over the northern Canada, near the town of Yellowknife, known as one of the world’s best aurora watching destinations. Aurora, which is mostly seen from polar latitudes is produced by the collision of charged particles from Earth’s magnetosphere.
Iridescent Clouds over Thamserku - This striking photo reveals how the different densities of water drops in this cloud refract the light and create separate colors; colors are different when viewed from other vantage points. This image was captured in 2009 from behind the 19,685' (6,000 m)-peak named Thamserku - Image : © Oleg Bartunov
Iridescent Clouds over Thamserku Image Credit & Copyright: Oleg Bartunov
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Iridescent cloud. One of my favorite nature phenomena.
Psychedelic Rainbow Cloud Over Mount Everest Hovering in the sky, this rainbow cloud over Mount Everest took an astonished astronomer by surprise. Oleg Bartunov, 51, caught the spectacle on camera during a Himalayas expedition in Nepal. This is an event that is extremely rare to be seen among these mountains, yet one photographer, Oleg Bartunov, managed to be in the perfect place and the perfect time. Many others had visited Mount Everest, but none had been as lucky to be here at the same as Bartunov. It is said that this marvel is created from tiny ice crystals that are found within the center of these clouds. Light from the sun reflects off of each and every ice crystal causing a rainbow effect. It just so happens that the sun and the clouds were aligned at exactly the right spot for this effect to occur. Bartunov, himself, was so amazed by the lucid rainbow clouds that he only snapped a few shots before relaxing and taking in every detail of the clouds beauty. He wanted to experience the beauty and magic of these rainbow clouds for himself and by the looks of these astonishing pictures, he was definitely able to.
In Eugene, the honey moon was a faint, greyish smear behind a buncha clouds.
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Still Portuguese Miguel Clara was named NASA "Photo of the day" June 13, 2014. The picture shows the photographer captured the passage of the full moon on the background of the monument to Christ near Lisbon.
The Sun set on Friday the 13th as a full Honey Moon rose, captured in this well-planned time-lapse sequence. Lisbon, Portugal
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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Lisbon Honey Moon, Portugal Image Credit Copyright: Miguel Claro The Sun set on Friday the 13th as a full Honey Moon rose, captured in this well-planned time-lapse sequence. Lisbon, Portugal's Christ the King monument is in the foreground, about 6 kilometers distant from camera and telephoto lens. During the days surrounding today's solstice (June 21, 10:51 UT)
Ask yourself these questions about your strong female character.
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saladinahmed: Questions you should ask yourself about your Strong Female Character. From this excellent article: http://t.co/efkvvUqsum
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Some may call it the Honey Moon now but, according to NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, June's full moon is traditionally called Strawberry Moon in North America because of the harvesting of the strawberries. This incredible photo by astrophotographer Göran Strand shows a full moon pink and gigantic over Sweden.
Astronomy Picture of the Day for 13 Jun 2014. June's Full Moon (full phase on June 13, 0411 UT) is traditionally known as the Strawberry Moon or Rose Moon. Of course those names might also describe the appearance of this Full Moon, rising last month over the small Swedish village of Marieby.
This simple cartoon shows what victim-blaming really looks like - Blue Nation Review
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Here is the original comic below. | This Smart Comic Shows How Feminism Helps Both Men And Women
I'm ticked with how people, not just women, have to use the excuse of having a "big/beautiful" significant other in order to ward off incoming sexual predators... Of which a lot of the time doesn't discourage them anyway... (Sad truth)... Instead of being able to just state that we are not interested in that individual. Let's foster our #respect for others, people...
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Sexism goes both ways. Feminism helps both. - "A lot of time feminism is seen as man-hating at whatever. I did not consider myself a feminist for a long time because of this. However, the majority of feminists, the feminists that aren't all up in yo face are not looking to hate your manness. We are merely trying to make the world a little safer for everyone. That means I will treat women the same for sexual harassment as I do for men."
If you want to understand gravity, you need to understand General Relativity – with no disrespect to Isaac Newton intended. To understand Relativity, we need to understand "spacetime" – which, as just like it sounds like, is just space and time smashed together.
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The HST WFPC2 image of gravitational lensing in the galaxy cluster Abell 2218, indicating the presence of large amount of dark matter (credit Andrew Fruchter at STScI).
2014 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - Day 8 Gravitational Lensing in Galaxy Cluster Abell 2218. Two billion light-years from Earth, this massive cluster of galaxies has an enormous gravitational field that deflects light rays passing through it. The arc-shaped patterns seen throughout the image are distorted views of galaxies that lie 5 to 10 times farther away. We are looking at images of galaxies from when the universe was just a quarter of its present age. (NASA, ERO, STScI/AURA) #
Galaxy Cluster Abell 2218's Gravitational Lens
Star Size Comparisons Credit & Copyright: morn1415 (YouTube) How big is our Sun compared to other stars? In a dramatic and popular video featured on YouTube, the relative sizes of planets and stars are shown from smallest to largest. The above video starts with Earth's Moon and progresses through increasingly larger planets in our Solar System. Next, the Sun is shown along as compared to many of the brighter stars in our neighborhood of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Star Size Comparison HD AudioV2 "No, you are not the center of the universe."
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Music is a bit heavy but the animation is lovely: Star Size Comparison HD #space
Star Size Comparisons Video Credit Copyright: morn1415 (YouTube) How big is our Sun compared to other stars? In a dramatic and popular video featured on YouTube, the relative sizes of planets and stars are shown from smallest to largest. The above video starts with Earth's Moon and progresses through increasingly larger planets in our Solar System. Next, the Sun is shown along as compared to many of the brighter stars in our neighborhood of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Space in Images - 2013 - 04 - Herschel’s view of the Horsehead Nebula
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The Orion B molecular cloud, including the famous Horsehead Nebula, seen as a small blue spur to the upper right. Photo by ESA/Herschel/PACS, SPIRE/N. Schneider, Ph. André, V. Könyves (CEA Saclay, France) for the Gould Belt survey Key Programme
Horsehead Nebula Europe's Herschel space telescope has imaged one of the most popular subjects in the sky - the Horsehead Nebula - and its environs.The distinctively shaped molecular gas cloud is sited some 1,300 light-years from Earth in the Constellation Orion.It is in a region of space undergoing active star formation - something Herschel has been most keen to study.The Hubble space observatory has also returned to the Horsehead scene, to celebrate 23 years in orbit.Together, these two great facilities give scientists a much broader insight into what is taking place in this familiar patch of the heavens.
Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand by Witta Priester, http://www.flickr.com/people/wittap/via apod.nasa: Although their cause is presently unknown, such unusual atmospheric structures, do not appear to be harbingers of meteorological doom. Known as Undulatus asperatus clouds, they can be stunning in appearance, unusual in occurrence, are relatively unstudied, and may even be a new type of cloud. Thanks to wittap for allowing us to share her amazing image! #Clouds #Undulatus_asperatus
Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand Image Credit & Copyright: Witta Priester
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ASPERATUS FORMATION, CANTERBURY, NEW ZEALAND Undulatus asperatus (or alternately, asperatus) is a cloud formation, proposed in 2009 as a separate cloud classification by the founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. If successful it will be the first cloud formation added since cirrus intortus in 1951 to the International Cloud Atlas of the World Meteorological Organization. The name translates approximately as roughened or agitated waves. Photo: wittap
Beauty of mother nature, Undulatus Asperatus Clouds #wow
These ominous cloud formations could be of a completely new type: What you're seeing here is a cloud formation so rare that it defies classification. Meteorologists suspect that these are undulatus asperatus clouds — an entirely new cloud type that was proposed only three years ago by the Cloud Appreciation Society. The one featured here was photographed by Witta Priester in New Zealand.
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Mercury on the Horizon - Juan Carlos Casado, Spain
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Apollo 16: Driving on the Moon Video Credit: NASA Explanation: What would it be like to drive on the Moon? You don't have to guess -- humans have actually done it. Pictured above, Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke recorded video during one such drive in 1972, with a digital version now available on the web.
Apollo 16 lunar rover "Grand Prix" in HD. We're whalers on the moon?
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"What the hell were they doing with a car on the goddamn moon? You're on the moon already; isn't that far enough? There is no more male idea in the history of the universe than 'why don't we fly up to the moon and drive around?' That is the essence of male thinking right there." - Jerry Seinfeld, "I'm Telling You for the Last Time". Apollo 16.
I used to dream about going to the moon when I was little. Here's Apollo 16 lunar rover "Grand Prix" in fabulous HD.
The Bunkie, still in concept phase, is a bit different from traditional architecture and other small cabins in that it’s not based on traditional stick frame building methodology. Essentially, it’s a large product. Using identical techniques to those used in the manufacture of high production plywood furniture, they will use a CNC router to cut highly accurate parts which fit together like a puzzle – thus creating the Bunkie frame.
I accept this as my new writing hut.
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Vancouver student’s photo of leg reflects how women are judged based on skirt length - thestar.com
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Rosea Lake, a first-year university student at Capilano University in Vancouver, has created a powerful image showing how the world judges -women based on their skirt length. - by Lisa Wade, PhD, What I like about the image is the way it very clearly illustrates two things. First, it reveals that doing femininity doesn’t mean obeying a single, simple rule. Instead, it’s about occupying and traveling within a certain space. In this case, usually between “proper” and “flirty.” Women have to constantly figure out where in that space they’re supposed to be. Too flirty at work mean’s you won’t be taken seriously; too proper at the bar and you’re invisible. Under the right circumstances (e.g., Halloween, a funeral), you can do “cheeky” or “old fashioned.” The second thing I like about this image is the way it shows that there is a significant price to pay for getting it wrong. It’s not just a faux pas. Once you’re “‘asking for it,” you could be a target. And, once you’re reached “prudish,” you’ve become socially irrelevant. Both violence and social marginalization are serious consequences. And, of course, all women are going to get it wrong sometimes because the boundaries are moving targets and in the eye of the beholder. What’s cheeky in one setting or to one person is flirty in or to another. So women constantly risk getting it wrong, or getting it wrong to someone. So the consequences are always floating out there, worrying us, and sending us to the mall. Indeed, this is why women have so many clothes! We need an all-purpose black skirt that does old fashioned, another one to do proper, and a third to do flirty… at the very least… and all in casual, business, and formal. And we need heels to go with each (stilettos = provocative, high heels = flirty, low heels = proper, etc, plus we need flats for the picnics and beach weddings etc). And we need pants that are hemmed to the right length for each of these pairs of shoes. You can’t wear black shoes with navy pants, so you’ll need to double up on all these things if you want any variety in your wardrobe. I could go on, but you get the picture. Women’s closets are often mocked as a form of self-indulgence, shop-a-holicism, or narcissism. But this isn’t fair. Instead, if a woman is class-privileged enough, they reflect an (often unarticulated) understanding of just how complicated the rules are. If they’re not class-privileged enough, they can’t follow the rules and are punished for being, for example, “trashy” or “unprofessional.” It’s a difficult job that we impose on women and we’re all too often damned-if-we-do and damned-if-we-don’t.
What your skirt length says about you! Funny stuff.
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It's not funny, but powerful. I for one think people are right for judging women based on skirt length. A classy woman wouldn't be wearing clothing at the "asking for it" length! Rosea Lake, a first-year university student at Capilano University in Vancouver, has created a powerful image showing how the world judges women based on their skirt length. Click to read the article. It really puts things in perspective.
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Okay. I would like to have one of these in my big ol backyard for an art studio.
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oh good lord...the gypsy daydream chicken coop. how freakin' cute is that?!? @Bill Cameron
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oh good lord...the gypsy daydream chicken coop. how freakin' cute is that?!? This would make a super cute play house
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Green Lantern Image courtesy Caltech/SSI/NASA Another glorious, backlit view of the planet Saturn and its rings has been captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, as seen in a picture released December 18, 2012. On October 17, during its 174th orbit around the gas giant, Cassini was deliberately positioned within Saturn's shadow, "a perfect location from which to look in the direction of the sun and take a backlit view of the rings and the dark side of the planet," according to NASA.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured a gorgeous backlit image of Saturn and its rings, providing a holiday treat for scientists and the public alike. Cassini took the photo — actually a mosaic of 60 images — on Oct. 17, 2012 while looking back toward the sun from a spot within Saturn's shadow
this little planet/ standing in the dark umbral shadow of the moon cast during last month's total solar eclipse the little planet is actually a beach on Green Island off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The picture itself is a digitally warped and stitched wrap-around of 8 images covering 360x180 degrees./ by Dennis L. Mammana/ NASA
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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Umbra World - Image Credit & Copyright: Dennis L. Mammana (TWAN)
Umbra World Image Credit & Copyright: Dennis L. Mammana (TWAN) Explanation: On the morning of November 14, sky gazers from around the world gathered on this little planet to stand in the dark umbral shadow of the Moon. Of course, the Moon cast the shadow during last month's total solar eclipse, and the little planet is actually a beach on Green Island off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The picture itself, the first little planet projection of a total solar eclipse, is a digitally warped
Umbra World Image Credit & Copyright: Dennis L. Mammana the Moon cast the umbral shadow during last month's total solar eclipse, and the little planet is actually a beach on Green Island off Queensland, Australia. This pic, a little planet projection of a total solar eclipse, is a digitally warped and stitched wrap-around of 8 images covering 360x180 degrees. the eclipsed Sun is just above center, Venus can be spotted toward the top of the frame. At bottom right, bright star Sirius shines
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ROLE MODEL 2: Bill McKibben. Fun Fact: my father worked with him when they were both freelance writers. Bill McKibben is one of the most individually successful environmental activists of all time and has potentially done more to represent and better the environment than any other person to date.
Bill Mckibben is a POS Climatard asswipe who threatens the economic life of this country.
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