Carl Sagan on Literacy & Nutrition
Are you ready for some C-SPAN?
And open letter to the tragic hero (X)
Traditional Honey hunting in nepal by Andrew Newey
Carl Sagan, Cosmos (via unusuallyintoxicated)
Knowledge is the ability to store and retrieve information acquired through education or experience. Intelligence is the capacity to analyze, to interpret and to process that information; the faculties of reason.
The Doctor's catchphrases
(and an obligatory new addition)
"We’re made of star stuff" - Carl Sagan, COSMOS
Flipping Over the Cartwheel Galaxy (Archive: NASA, Chandra, 01/11/06)
This image combines data from four different observatories: the Chandra X-ray Observatory (purple); the Galaxy Evolution Explorer satellite (ultraviolet/blue); the Hubble Space Telescope (visible/green); the Spitzer Space Telescope (infrared/red). The unusual shape of the Cartwheel Galaxy is likely due to a collision with one of the smaller galaxies on the lower left several hundred million years ago.
The smaller galaxy produced compression waves in the gas of the Cartwheel as it plunged through it. These compression waves trigger bursts of star formation. The most recent star burst has lit up the Cartwheel’s rim, which has a diameter larger than that of the Milky Way galaxy, with millions of bright young stars.
When the most massive of these stars explode as supernovas, they leave behind neutron stars and black holes. Some of these neutron stars and black holes have nearby companion stars, and have become powerful sources of X-rays as they pull matter off their companions.
The brightest X-ray sources are likely black holes with companion stars, and appear as the white dots that lie along the rim of the X-ray image. The Cartwheel contains an exceptionally large number of these black hole binary X-ray sources, because many massive stars formed in the rim.
Original caption/more images: chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/cartwheel/
Karen Gillan as Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer (x)
futurama is one of those shows that lures you in by being funny and then rips your fucking heart out
If you didn’t know the hand was her father, the squid thing her mother, her parents left her at an orphanage when she was a baby but in reality were looking out for her all her life
what makes it even sadder is the reason they left her in an orphanage. they didn’t want her to know she was a mutant. they wanted her to live a normal human life so they gave her up while they live in the sewers as mutants.
Daredevil by Raffaele Ienco
When you can’t sleep under actual stars there’s The Cosmos Bed by Natalia Rumyantseva
This will be mine. And well, I’ll most likely be alone reading inside of it or watching Cosmos but I will enjoy every cosmic second.