19 dezembro 2014

Reflections on the 1970s



The 1970s are sometimes ignored by astronomers, like this beautiful grouping of reflection nebulae in Orion - NGC 1977, NGC 1975, and NGC 1973 - usually overlooked in favor of the substantial glow from the nearby stellar nursery better known as the Orion Nebula. Found along Orion's sword just north of the bright Orion Nebula complex, these reflection nebulae are also associated with Orion's giant molecular cloud about 1,500 light-years away, but are dominated by the characteristic blue color of interstellar dust reflecting light from hot young stars. In this sharp color image a portion of the Orion Nebula appears along the bottom border with the cluster of reflection nebulae at picture center. NGC 1977 stretches across the field just below center, separated from NGC 1973 (above right) and NGC 1975 (above left) by dark regions laced with faint red emission from hydrogen atoms. Taken together, the dark regions suggest to many the shape of a running man.



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Oração a Santa Bárbara para trazer amor de volta



Oração a Santa Bárbara para trazer amor de volta...





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December 19th 1967: Holt declared deadOn this day in 1967, the...



Harold Holt (1908 - 1967)





Holt and his wife with UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife in 1967



December 19th 1967: Holt declared dead



On this day in 1967, the Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt was officially presumed dead. Between 1949 and 1956 Holt was Minister for Immigration, and Treasurer between 1958 and 1966. He became Prime Minister in January 1866, and was in office for only 22 months before his disappearance, in which time he escalated Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. On December 17th 1967 the Prime Minister went swimming at Cheviot Beach in Victoria against the wishes of his friends, who were cautious about Holt’s poor physical health, and was never heard from again. It is assumed that he drowned, and two days later, after a massive search operation, Holt was officially presumed dead. Deputy Prime Minister John McEwen was then sworn in as Prime Minister. As his body was never found, there are many conspiracy theories about Holt’s disappearance, such as that he was kidnapped, abducted by aliens, or committed suicide.


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Creepypasta: A Amante




Este relato tem indícios de fatos reais.

"Uma alma atormentada pode exigir justiça, mesmo já estando numa outra dimensão!"



A família da minha mãe tem como país de orige, a Inglaterra e tem uma história bem interessante de um dos nossos familiares antepassados, uma empregada de um Lorde chamado Berckley.



A história começa em 1856. Lorde Breckly era muito rico e tinha muitas posses, incluindo uma casa em Londres, onde ele ficava a maior parte do tempo. Lorde Breckly tinha uma idiossincrasia muito difícil e tratava todas as pessoas da pior maneira possível, desde empregados a parentes e até outros Lordes e Ladys que iam visitar a sua casa. E isso incluía a sua amante também.



A sua amante era uma linda mulher de descendência escocesa, muito mais nova do que o seu filho mais novo. Segundo os rumores ela era a filha bastarda de um nobre com uma mulher de programa (mulher jovem que se prostitui sem se expor nas ruas, tal como as prostitutas comuns fazem). O nome dela era Ailee.



Ailee era a amante de Lorde Breckly já fazia 6 anos. Certa uma noite, todos na casa ouviram um grito assustador. Lorde Breckly e Ailee estavam a ter uma enorme discussão e a minha mãe, que era uma das empregadas, ficou preocupada com a segurança de Ailee.

Todos os empregados subiram a correr para ver o que tinha acontecido, mas eles pararam na escada quando viram Lorde Breckly. Ele estava a agir muito estranhamente e não deixou nenhum dos empregados subirem a escada.

Ele disse que Ailee tinha batido o pé e gritou. Os empregados voltaram para os seus aposentos, mas não acreditaram na história de Lorde Breckly, no entanto, tinham aprendido a ficarem quietos se quisessem ficar com os seus empregos.



Na manhã seguinte, Ailee não estava na cozinha, onde sempre tomava o pequeno-almoço.

Os empregados acharam isso estranho e estavam a suspeitar de que Lorde Breckly tinha finalmente ido longe demais, que tinha matado a sua amante e escondido seu corpo durante a noite.

Durante semanas não houve sinal de Ailee, mas a vida na casa seguia o seu rumo, até que barulhos e gemidos começaram a ser ouvidos.

Todas as noites, por volta das 22:00 (mesmo horário em que todos tinham ouvido o grito de Ailee naquela noite atribulada), eles ouviam terríveis gemidos e barulhos estranhos. A voz, claramente era de uma mulher que gritava, chorava e implorava por piedade, mas para ela claramente não havia nenhuma.

Isso ocorreu por vários meses, até que em que um certo dia os empregados resolveram ver se descobriam a causa de todos aqueles barulhos terríveis.

Numa noite quando os gemidos começaram, os empregados juntaram a coragem que tinham e seguiram na direção do som. O som vinha do quarto do Lorde, e eles podiam ouvir uma horrível lamentação lá dentro.

Lorde Breckly, sem conseguir aguentar mais as lamentações estava na sua casa em Yorkshire.



Quando eles abriram a porta eles quase desmaiaram de medo, pois Ailee estava de pé no meio do quarto.

Os seus olhos estavam apáticos e sem vida e os seus braços estavam esticados como se estivesse a pedir ajuda.

A minha mãe chegou perto dela e tentou pegar na sua mão.



Por um momento Ailee estava sólida, mas então ela virou-se e desapareceu.

Depois de se recuperarem do choque, os empregados entraram no quarto e olharam lá dentro, e olharam do lado de fora perto da porta, mas não acharam o que o fantasma de Ailee queria que eles encontrassem.

Quando Lorde Breckly voltou, os empregados falaram para ele o que tinham visto.

O Lorde ficou branco como um fantasma e no dia seguinte despediu todos e colocou a casa à venda.



A visita noturna de Ailee continuou pelos anos seguintes. Em todas as noite e por volta das 22:00, ela começava a gemer até alguém a encontrá, Então ela apontava para um parede e em seguida desaparecia.

Ninguém sabe o que aconteceu com Ailee, mas alguns dizem que Lorde Breckly a matou e colocou o seu corpo num compartimento secreto no quarto, sendo que ficou apavorado quando o seu segredo quase foi descoberto.

Outras pessoas elaboraram outras teorias, mas a verdade real nunca foi descoberta, permanecendo em segredo até os dias de hoje.






''Quando uma pessoa é morta tomada de muito ódio... Ali nasce uma maldição, e essa maldição se consome no lugar da morte.''



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Brutus’ mother, Servillia, was a well-known mistress of Julius Caesars. Though Caesar slept...

Brutus’ mother, Servillia, was a well-known mistress of Julius Caesars. Though Caesar slept around … no one knows for sure if he didn’t bed the wife, daughter, or mother of any of his other assassins.


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lady-arryn: THE WEIGHING OF THE HEART: Anubis brings the...





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THE WEIGHING OF THE HEART: Anubis brings the Initiate (who in this papyrus was altered to be for the Theban scribe Ani) before Osiris, who is one of forty-two divine judges, to have his heart (symbolizing the way he has spent his life) weighed upon the scales of justice against that of the feather (representing Ma’at – the universal order). If the scales are balanced, he has been judged to have achieved eternal life, but if weighing more, his heart is devoured by the crocodile Ammit and he is sent to the lake of fire (hell).



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December 18th, 218 BC | The Battle of Trebia

December 18th, 218 BC | The Battle of Trebia:

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It’s 218 BC. It’s also December. The thing about December – especially around the Province of Piacenza in northern Italy is it can get a might bit bloody nippy; snows fall, ice forms on the ground, and there’s a remarkable lack of food growing around you. No surprise then that back…



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nychealthyneighborhoods: New York City’s speed limit is now 25...





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New York City’s speed limit is now 25 mph. Pedestrians struck by vehicles traveling at 25 mph are half as likely to die as those struck at 30 mph.


Please slow down for a safer NYC!



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Hubble Sweeps a Messy Star Factory



This sprinkle of cosmic glitter is a blue compact dwarf galaxy known as Markarian 209. Galaxies of this type are blue-hued, compact in size, gas-rich, and low in heavy elements. They are often used by astronomers to study star formation, as their conditions are similar to those thought to exist in the early Universe. Markarian 209 in particular has been studied extensively. It is filled with diffuse gas and peppered with star-forming regions towards its core. This image captures it undergoing a particularly dramatic burst of star formation, visible as the lighter blue cloudy region towards the top right of the galaxy. This clump is filled with very young and hot newborn stars. This galaxy was initially thought to be a young galaxy undergoing its very first episode of star formation, but later research showed that Markarian 209 is actually very old, with an almost continuous history of forming new stars. It is thought to have never had a dormant period — a period during which no stars were formed — lasting longer than 100 million years. The dominant population of stars in Markarian 209 is still quite young, in stellar terms, with ages of under 3 million years. For comparison, the sun is some 4.6 billion years old, and is roughly halfway through its expected lifespan. The observations used to make this image were taken using Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys, and span the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared parts of the spectrum. A scattering of other bright galaxies can be seen across the frame, including the bright golden oval that could, due to a trick of perspective, be mistaken as part of Markarian 209 but is in fact a background galaxy. European Space Agency ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Nick Rose



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Born around 1845, William Brocius, better known as “Curly Bill”...





Born around 1845, William Brocius, better known as “Curly Bill” Brocius (though both were aliases), may well be Arizona’s most famous – or infamous – outlaw. He was involved in multiple gunfights and related incidents, most famously the accidental shooting of Tombstone town marshal Fred White on October 27, 1880. Brocius may have also been mixed up in the March 18, 1882 assassination of Morgan Earp, younger brother of Wyatt Earp, who is one of the more well-known Wild West figures today.


Whether or not this was the case, what is certain is that Brocius was good with a gun. In fact, a contemporary said he was capable of shooting coins from between people’s fingers and could comfortably take down fleeing jackrabbits. In the end, though, on March 24, 1882, Wyatt Earp killed Brocius during a shootout involving the Earp posse, Brocius and several other cowboys in Iron Springs, Arizona.


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