31 dezembro 2014

Comet Lovejoy before a Globular Star Cluster



Comet Lovejoy has become visible to the unaided eye. To see the comet, just go outside an hour or so after sunset and look for a fuzzy patch to the right of Orion's belt. Binoculars and a star chart may help. Pictured here, Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) was captured three days ago passing nearly in front of M79, the globular star cluster visible as the bright spot slightly above and to the left of the comet's green-hued coma. The nucleus of Comet Lovejoy is a giant dirty iceberg that is shedding gas into a long and intricate ion tail, extending across the image, as it nears the Sun. The comet is expected to become even easier to spot for northern observers during January, as it is rises earlier and, hopefully, continues to brighten.



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May Your Dendrites Sprout And Be Plentiful! Have A Brainy New...





May Your Dendrites Sprout And Be Plentiful! Have A Brainy New Year!


-Neuromorphogenesis


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Happy New Year everyone!

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vinesnow:



this kid got no chill - more vines



Dey see me rollin’. Dey hatin’



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levantineviper:



imagine-whats-unimaginable:



BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON: The little Syrian boy sits proudly next to his snowman and smiles for CNN’s Christian Streib. He has no coat, gloves or hat to protect him from the freezing cold, but for a moment he is distracted from the harsh reality of life inside a makeshift refugee camp in Lebanon. We do not know his name, but he is one of 842,000 refugees the U.N. says are spending the winter in Lebanon after fleeing a brutal three-year civil war in Syria.



That smile is worth the whole world.



the contrast here is so powerful


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Sore Losers

The British tried to surrender to the French at the end of the American Revolution. French General Rochambeau refused British Brigadier General O’Hara’s sword and instead pointed him towards George Washington to offer surrender.


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therealsiriusisdead:



naoleaf:



nootnootmothafuckah:



extreme-fuzzy-socks:



Also a reminder that this was put on the Knight’s home page.



NO


LEELAH ALCORN. REMEMBER HER.



IM SO UPSET A FUCKING TRANS PERSON DIES AND NOT ONLY IS HER MOTHER MISGENDERING HER BUT SO IS MEDIA AND HER FUCKING SCHOOL WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS IM ACTUALLY CRYING THIS IS HORRIBLE



And this doesn’t even mention that she fucking COMMITTED SUICIDE.



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radicxl-dreams:



alleykatwuvspotatos:



interesting-linkz:





For people who are bored



I will probably need this later.



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Previsões de Nostradamus para 2015




Antes de mais, quero desejar um feliz ano novo a todos os leitores do blog ouniversoparanormal, que vêm, desde sempre, a acompanhar cada uma destas postagens assombrosas que vos trago.

Como o fim de 2014 está muito próximo, nesta postagem vou dar-vos a conhecer as previsões feitas pelo astrólogo, médico e alquimista francês, Nostradamus (1503-1566). Segundo os pesquisadores das suas profecias, 2015 será um ano muito difícil para a humanidade, carregado de acontecimentos terríveis.

Nostradamus afirma que, em 2015, todos os impostos serão abolidos e que serão organizadas tentativas de assassinato aos líderes das quatro grande potências mundiais. Outras previsões afirmam que os mortos ressuscitarão, será encontrada uma receita para prolongar a vida (graças à qual os humanos poderão viver até aos 200 anos). A Alemanha e a França enfrentarão uma grande crise e a Itália será atingida pela erupção do Vesúvio; as pessoas começarão a falar a linguagem dos animais; os casais necessitarão de uma autorização especial para ter um bebé (em alguns países); ocorrerá um grande terramoto na América, mas local do epicentro não foi divulgado, o que provocará uma grave crise humanitária.

De acordo com a comunidade científica, o mundo enfrentará novas descobertas científicas e a previsão mais inexplicável é a que afirma a ressureição dos mortos.

Será que alguma destas profecias irá acontecer mesmo? Esperem até para o ano, já não falta muito.



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Hubble Sees an Ancient Globular Cluster



This image captures the stunning NGC 6535, a globular cluster 22,000 light-years away in the constellation of Serpens (The Serpent) that measures one light-year across. Globular clusters are tightly bound groups of stars which orbit galaxies. The large mass in the rich stellar centre of the globular cluster pulls the stars inward to form a ball of stars. The word globulus, from which these clusters take their name, is Latin for small sphere. Globular clusters are generally very ancient objects formed around the same time as their host galaxy. To date, no new star formation has been observed within a globular cluster, which explains the abundance of aging yellow stars in this image, most of them containing very few heavy elements. NGC 6535 was first discovered in 1852 by English astronomer John Russell Hind. The cluster would have appeared to Hind as a small, faint smudge through his telescope. Now, over 160 years later, instruments like the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) and Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) on the NASA/ European Space Agency (ESA) Hubble Space Telescope allow us to marvel at the cluster and its contents in greater detail. European Space Agency Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Gilles Chapdelaine



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Belva Annan, an accused murderer, whose trial records became the...





Belva Annan, an accused murderer, whose trial records became the musical “Chicago.” Circa 1924.


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(From American Hearth Association/AmericanStroke Association)

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ORAÇÃO À SÃO JOÃO BATISTA PARA A SAÚDE

JOÃO BATISTA, VÓS QUE CHEFIAIS OS GRANDES MÉDICOS E MAGOS DO ASTRAL SUPERIOR, DERRAMAI POR SOBRE NÓS A VOSSA BENÉFICA PROTEÇÃO.

DEIXAI, Ó JOÃO BATISTA, DEIXAI CHEGAR ATÉ NÓS OS FLUÍDOS DE SAÚDE QUE VOS SÃO PECULIAR BEM COMO TODOS OS FLUÍDOS PERTENCENTES À LEGIÃO QUE DIRIGIS, PERMITINDO AINDA, AOS MENSAGEIROS QUE ESTÃO SOB VOSSAS ORDENS, POSSAM NOS DAR ASSISTÊNCIA, NOS AMPARANDO E PROTEGENDO.

NOS MOMENTOS, QUERIDO ORIXÁ, EM QUE SE TORNE PRECISO A VOSSA AJUDA, SE PERMITIDO FOR, USAI DE NÓS COMO VOSSO INSTRUMENTO PARA QUE EM NOME DO PAI, SEJA FEITA A CARIDADE.

À VOSSA BENÇÃO, FORÇA E PROTEÇÃO, Ó QUERIDO JOÃO BATISTA!

SALVE XANGÔ – CAÔ!




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30 dezembro 2014

Observatory, Mountains, Universe



The awesomeness in this image comes in layers. The closest layer, in the foreground, contains the Peak Terskol Observatory located in the northern Caucasus Mountains of Russia. The white dome over the 2-meter telescope is clearly visible. The observatory is located on a shoulder of Mt. Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, with other peaks visible in a nearby background layer. Clouds are visible both in front of and behind the mountain peaks. The featured three-image composite panorama was taken in 2014 August. Far in the distance is the most distant layer: the stars and nebulas of the night sky, with the central band of the Milky Way rising on the image right.



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abadeers: can we talk about cyntoia brown for a moment...





abadeers:



can we talk about cyntoia brown for a moment though


cyntoia brown is a girl who is serving life in prison after being wrongly tried as an adult at the age of 16.


she was forced into sex work by her abusive boyfriend, and was picked up by a 43 year old johnny allen on a street corner. she then impulsively shot him out of fear, not intending to kill him, when he started acting threatening towards her. she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder during her trial as a result of severe abuse over many years.


johnny allen was committing a sex crime against an underage mentally ill girl forced into sex work against her will. cyntoia brown committed manslaughter out of self defense at the age of 16 and is now in jail for life after being tried as an adult for first degree murder.


please reblog this, and sign this petition, because seriously not enough people know about this.



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socialjusticekoolaid: Today in Solidarity (12/29/14): I was out...









































socialjusticekoolaid:



Today in Solidarity (12/29/14): I was out in LA today when we got word about the autopsy results for Ezell Ford. They gunned that man down execution-style. Folks are angry, but staying peaceful, though you can feel the tension in the air. Pray for Ezell’s family and all those putting their lives on the line in the name of justice tonight. #staywoke #farfromover



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motel, grand coulee, washington. google street view study /...





motel, grand coulee, washington.


google street view study / dd608f.


animation: ageofdestruction.


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Nicely Literal

The word ‘Freelance’ comes from 1820 novel ‘Ivanhoe’. It meant a mercenary knight with no allegiance who offered his services in exchange for money.


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Space Simulation Chamber Prepared for Testing Webb Telescope



This photo was captured from outside the enormous mouth of NASA's giant thermal vacuum chamber, called Chamber A, at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Previously used for manned spaceflight missions, this historic chamber is now filled with engineers and technicians preparing a lift system that will be used to hold the James Webb Space Telescope during testing. The James Webb Space Telescope is the scientific successor to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. It will be the most powerful space telescope ever built. Webb is an international project led by NASA with its partners, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. > Related: Amazing View of Engineers Preparing NASA's Gigantic Space Simulation Chamber for Massive Test Image Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn



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German soldiers posing next to a French prisoner of war. France,...





German soldiers posing next to a French prisoner of war. France, ca.1940


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When It Comes to Getting Preventive Care, Insurance and Income...

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29 dezembro 2014

The Sun in X rays from NuSTAR



Why are the regions above sunspots so hot? Sunspots themselves are a bit cooler than the surrounding solar surface because the magnetic fields that create them reduce convective heating. It is therefore unusual that regions overhead -- even much higher up in the Sun's corona -- can be hundreds of times hotter. To help find the cause, NASA directed the Earth-orbiting Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) satellite to point its very sensitive X-ray telescope at the Sun. Featured above is the Sun in ultraviolet light, shown in a red hue as taken by the orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). Superimposed in false-colored green and blue is emission above sunspots detected by NuSTAR in different bands of high-energy X-rays, highlighting regions of extremely high temperature. Clues about the Sun's atmospheric heating mechanisms may not only come from this initial image, but future NuSTAR images aimed at finding hypothesized nanoflares, brief bursts of energy that may drive the unusual heating.



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December 29th 1170: Thomas Becket killedOn this day in 1170...



King Henry II (1133 - 1189)





Depiction of Becket's murder



December 29th 1170: Thomas Becket killed



On this day in 1170 Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was assassinated. He became Archbishop in 1162 after the death of Archbishop Theobald of Bec. Becket was killed inside Canterbury Cathedral by men loyal to King Henry II, with whom Becket was in a feud over the rights and privileges of the Church. The Archbishop had excommunicated various opponents to his church, which had greatly angered the King. It appears that some knights believed the King gave them a command to kill Becket, and thus did so. Becket is considered a saint and a martyr by the Catholic Church.



"For the name of Jesus and the protection of the Church, I am ready to embrace death"

- Becket’s last words, according to eyewitness Edward Grim



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motel, loon lake, washington.


google street view study.


animation: ageofdestruction.


age
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Philip Morris launched the Marlboro brand in 1924 as a...





Philip Morris launched the Marlboro brand in 1924 as a woman’s cigarette, using the slogan “Mild As May”


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The Kangaroo Skull

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View of the Alps From Space



Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA) took this photograph of the Alps from the International Space Station, and posted it to social media on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. She wrote, "I'm biased, but aren't the Alps from space spectacular? What a foggy day on the Po plane, though! #Italy" Image Credit: NASA/ESA/Samantha Cristoforetti



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Brilliant Freud cartoon by Nick Seluk over at...





Brilliant Freud cartoon by Nick Seluk over at http://theawkwardyeti.com/

Get free Freud info and resources here —> http://www.all-about-psychology.com/sigmund-freud.html

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The oldest fishhook ever found (seen above) is from about 42,000...





The oldest fishhook ever found (seen above) is from about 42,000 years ago


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(From American Heart Association)

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ON THIS DAY IN THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY (29th December...





ON THIS DAY IN THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY (29th December 1904)


Mary Whiton Calkins was elected president of the American Psychological Association.


Studying Psychology? GO HERE —> http://www.all-about-psychology.com


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28 dezembro 2014

Unusual Light Pillars over Latvia



What's happening over that town? Close inspection shows these strange columns of light occur over bright lights, and so likely are light pillars that involve falling ice crystals reflecting back these lights. The above image and several similar images were taken with a standard digital camera in Sigulda, Latvia in late 2009. The reason why these pillars fan out at the top, however, remains a topic for speculation. The air was noted to be quite cold and indeed filled with small ice crystals, just the type known to create several awe-inspiring but well known sky phenomena such as light pillars, sun pillars, sun dogs, and moon halos. The cold and snowy winter occurring this year in parts of Earth's northern hemisphere is giving sky enthusiasts new and typically unexpected opportunities to see several of these unusual optical atmospheric phenomena for themselves.



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rehired: wearetylerspeople: onlyblackgirl: femininefreak: Sex...





















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wearetylerspeople:



onlyblackgirl:



femininefreak:



Sex Education in American Public Schools



No wonder no one knows anything about sex or their bodies.



Congress: “WHy wE have HIgh TEeN PREGNAnCy RAtes?!?!?!???!??!!???”



This is fucking embarrassing, America



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December 28th 1832: John C. Calhoun resignsOn this day in 1832,...



John C. Calhoun (1782 - 1850)





Calhoun's grave in Charleston



December 28th 1832: John C. Calhoun resigns



On this day in 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first Vice President of the United States to resign from office. He had served four years as Vice President under John Quincy Adams and then again under Adams’s successor Andrew Jackson. However, Calhoun split with Jackson on many issues and their feud became so great that Calhoun resigned in 1832 and ran for the Senate. Known for his pro-slavery views, Calhoun was a hero to the future secessionists in the American Civil War which began 11 years after his death in 1850.


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The Tongzhi Emperor (1856-1875) was the tenth emperor of the...





The Tongzhi Emperor (1856-1875) was the tenth emperor of the Qing Dynasty, and the tenth to directly inherit his throne from his father. When Tongzhi died childless, though, his mother Dowager Cixi picked the next two emperors from distant branches of the imperial family.


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