queerbriel:

welcome to womens clothing where the sizes are made up and the measurements don’t matter

sci-universe:

Comet PanSTARRS with galaxy NGC 3319Image credit: Alessandro Falesiedi

sci-universe:

Comet PanSTARRS with galaxy NGC 3319
Image credit: Alessandro Falesiedi

archosaurophilia:

A week of restricting your posts to a single topic sure offers a big back-log to turn to when it’s over.
This is Ludodactylus sibbicki, a pteranodontoid pterosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil, a formation famous for its diverse and well-preserved pterosaur assemblage. It is difficult to ascertain the full size of the animal in life, as it is known solely from a skull which was illegally collected and sold. It is most remarkable for what seems to be the means of its death. Between the rami of its skull is a yucca leaf which appears to have gotten stuck there while the Ludodactylus was still alive. The end is frayed, suggesting that the animal tried to remove it, until expiring from fatigue, starvation, or an infection from the wound.

archosaurophilia:

A week of restricting your posts to a single topic sure offers a big back-log to turn to when it’s over.

This is Ludodactylus sibbicki, a pteranodontoid pterosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil, a formation famous for its diverse and well-preserved pterosaur assemblage. It is difficult to ascertain the full size of the animal in life, as it is known solely from a skull which was illegally collected and sold. It is most remarkable for what seems to be the means of its death. Between the rami of its skull is a yucca leaf which appears to have gotten stuck there while the Ludodactylus was still alive. The end is frayed, suggesting that the animal tried to remove it, until expiring from fatigue, starvation, or an infection from the wound.


  Incredible Closeup of Horsehead Nebula by Aldo Mottino

Incredible Closeup of Horsehead Nebula by Aldo Mottino

spaceexp:

The Gum 15 star forming region including the star cluster NGC 2671 and some of the filaments forming part of the Vela Supernova Remnant. Larger images in comments.

spaceexp:

The Gum 15 star forming region including the star cluster NGC 2671 and some of the filaments forming part of the Vela Supernova Remnant. Larger images in comments.

commandmodulepilot:

45 years ago, three astronauts blasted off on a mission to put man on the moon.

jtotheizzoe:

Forty-five years ago today, two human beings first set foot on the moon. On July 20, 1969, the lunar module of Apollo 11 touched down in the Sea of Tranquility, and forever changed how we view our place in the universe. When I think about the fact that four and a half decades ago, at the very moment I am writing this, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were walking on the freakin’ moon, I am humbled and inspired.

I’ve combined some of my favorite photos from Apollo 11 with some of the actual words spoken by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.

If you’d like to relive the historic mission moment by moment, word by word, and photo by photo, head over to SpaceLog

spaceplasma:

Stereoscopic View of the Lunar Surface

Apollo 11 carried a number of cameras for collecting data and recording various aspects of the mission, including a 35-mm surface close-up stereoscopic camera. It was designed for the highest possible resolution of a 3-inch square area with a flash illumination and fixed distance. Photography was accomplished by holding the camera on a walking stick against the object to be photographed. The camera was powered by four nickel-cadmium batteries that operated the motor-drive mechanism and an electronic flash strobe light.

There are many details seen in these pictures that were not known previously or that could not be seen with similar definition by astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin in their careful inspection of the lunar surface. The photographs taken on the mission with the close-up stereoscopic camera are of outstanding quality and show in detail the nature of the lunar surface material. From the photographs, information can be derived about the small-scale lunar surface geologic features and about processes occurring on the surface.

Image Credit: John Lloyd/NASA

Happy Moon Day everyone!!

ageofdestruction:

hannah: Surface of Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 25th November 2005.

Image runs from 32°S 201°E about 710 km due south across the Terra Sirenum highlands to 44°S 201°E. The Sirenum Fossae run across the top of the 2nd image. The 5th and 6th images show a central section of the 300 km-wide Newton Crater, including what looks like part of the central peak complex (notice dunes, dark blue, on the left hand side).

Composite of 3 visible light images for colour, and one monochrome image for detail. Colour balance is not naturalistic.

Image credit: ESA. Composite: AgeOfDestruction.

I just started to play Skyrim, but the lag on the mouse is a serious problem. Anyone know how to fix it?

A message from thealgerienne


Hey what series were you talking about in your on post where it says the cast and had pictures of those scientists. Looks interesting.

It’s called the Manhattan Projects!

"Many people object to “wasting money in space” yet have no idea how much is actually spent on space exploration. The CSA’s budget, for instance, is less than the amount Canadians spend on Halloween candy every year, and most of it goes toward things like developing telecommunications satellites and radar systems to provide data for weather and air quality forecasts, environmental monitoring and climate change studies. Similarly, NASA’s budget is not spent in space but right here on Earth, where it’s invested in American businesses and universities, and where it also pays dividends, creating new jobs, new technologies and even whole new industries."

Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth (via femscinerd)

A message from thelonelyztoner


whats afrofuturism?

afro-dominicano:

"Afrofuturism is an emergent literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of people of color, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past."

basically dope ass black scifi without all the whiteness

@snarkyfancat said: Very true but considering those days, there was a higher prejudice against women in the work force and few female scientists.

I know, but if they can make the Americans and the Soviets work together, and if they can have a talking radioactive skeleton, they should be able to have female scientists/characters… What about Mary Sherman Morgan?

But, I am still loving the story and looking forward to new issues. It’s not heartbreaking that there are no female characters, but it would be so awesome if there were.. I wish there were.