September 22nd, 2014

fromquarkstoquasars:

Astronomy Photo of the Day (APotD); 9/22/14 — NGC 2841

NGC 2841 is a stunning spiral galaxy that lurks more than 46 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Ursa Major. It, however, isn’t your average spiral galaxy. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1payolV

Image Credit: Hubble, Subaru; Robert Gendler (STScI/NASA/CADC/NRC/CSA)

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September 22nd, 2014

fromquarkstoquasars:

Astronomy Photo of the Day (APotD); 9/22/14 — NGC 2841

NGC 2841 is a stunning spiral galaxy that lurks more than 46 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Ursa Major. It, however, isn’t your average spiral galaxy. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1payolV

Image Credit: Hubble, Subaru; Robert Gendler (STScI/NASA/CADC/NRC/CSA)

Reblogged from From Quarks to Quasars
September 19th, 2014

thedowntown500:

thereisonlyman:

invisiblechickens:

sixpenceee:

Baby wombat

you know what, im really fucking pissed off today because im trying to apply for university things, and no one is replying to any of my emails. so im really fucking pissed off, and i come on tumblr and i scroll down and i see this guy all suave and its like all of my hate is this fucking wombat and i am seeing red. this guy is all smug and chill and im like fuck you little baby wombat, you dont have to worry about university and modern society, go suck a dick and grow some fur you smug bastard

Lmaoooo

god bless the baby wombat

Reblogged from The Downtown 500
September 19th, 2014

thedowntown500:

Canto de Xangô - Vinicius de Moraes e Baden Powell

Reblogged from The Downtown 500
September 19th, 2014

discoverynews:

Green Lightning Revealed in Volcanic Eruption

Lightning researcher Arthur Few says he had probably looked at the two images of the May 3, 2008, volcanic lightning storm dozens of times before he noticed it: weird green channels of lightning. The volcano was Chaiten in Chile, which produced a spectacular light show caught by photographer Carlos Gutierrez. Read more…

Ah yes, “Green Lightning”: tequila, whisky, fresh-squeezed lime…

Reblogged from DiscoveryNews
September 19th, 2014

discoverynews:

christinetheastrophysicist:

New Evidence of an Asteroid Encountering a Pulsar

Pulsars - neutron stars formed during supernovae explosions - are often considered the “precision clocks” of radio astronomy. This is because of two fundamental properties observed from their radio pulses: the average emitted radio beam - known as the pulse profile - remains very stable over decades, and the pulsar has extreme rotational stability thanks to its fast rotation. 

But the interesting thing about astronomy is even in a field where things are as precise as pulsars, surprises will still crop up. And this is what happened during a 24-year observing campaign of PSR J0738-4042, when in September 2005 the spin-down rate abruptly changed and a new radio component was observed. In fact, no previously understood mechanism can explain these changes, and the observations led the paper’s authors to propose they witnessed an asteroid encountering the pulsar.

Read More.

Mind = Blown.

Reblogged from DiscoveryNews
September 19th, 2014

discoverynews:

13 Things You Shouldn’t Do on Friday the 13th

Another Friday the 13th is almost upon us, and it will inevitably raise fears of bad luck in some people. It’s 2013; we have satellites in orbit, we can talk live on small portable devices between nearly any two points on Earth, and we can see more cat videos in one day than our forefathers could have dared dream of. Read more

Pah! I don’t believe in Friday 13th. *taps on wood*

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